South Boston Speedway

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South Boston Speedway
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Location Halifax County, at 1188 James D. Hagood Hwy.
South Boston, Virginia 24592
Capacity 10,000 (est.)
Owner Mattco Inc.
Operator Dr. Joe Mattioli III
Opened 1957
Former names Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway (2002–2003)
Quad-Oval
Surface Asphalt
Length .400 mi (.644 km)
Banking 12° – Turns
10° – Straights
Aug 9, 2008, USAR Pro Cup Series preparing for their qualifying session.

South Boston Speedway or "SoBo" is a short track located just outside South Boston, Virginia, U.S.A.. SoBo is located approximately sixty miles east of another area familiar to most NASCAR fans, Martinsville. It is owned by Mattco, Inc, the Mattioli family trust that owns Pocono Raceway, with long time General Manager Cathy Rice operating the track. NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has not raced at the track since 1971; however, NASCAR's Busch Series (now Nationwide Series) raced here into the new millennium. After the NASCAR Busch Series left the schedule, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competed at SoBo for a couple years. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Whelen Southern Modified Tour now hold events here, and SoBo continues to play a part in the NASCAR family hosting Whelen All-American Series late model and CARS X1-R ProCup events. Some of the better known graduates of South Boston's Saturday night weekly events include Jeff Burton, Ward Burton, Elliott Sadler, Stacy Compton, and the Bodine brothers (Todd, Geoff and Brett). Danville, Virginia driver Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to compete at NASCAR's highest level, also raced in Modified Division events here.

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Late Model Track Champions[edit]

Year Driver
1960 Eddie Crouse
1961 Ray Hendrick
1962 Ted Hairfield
1963 Ray Hendrick
1964 Runt Harris
1965 Sonny Hutchins \ Bob McGinnis
1966 Ray Hendrick
1967 Runt Harris
1968 Ray Hendrick
1969 Eddie Royster
1970 Jimmy Hensley
1971 Lennie Pond
1972 Sonny Hutchins
1977 Sonny Hutchins
1978 Jack Ingram
1979 Ray Hendrick
1980 Sonny Hutchins
1981 Geoff Bodine
1982 Sam Ard
1983 Roy Hendrick
1984 David Blankenship
1985 Maurice Hill
1986 David Blankenship
1987 Wayne Patterson
1988 Barry Beggarly
1989 David Blankenship
1990 David Blankenship
1991 Mike Buffkin
1992 Wayne Patterson
1993 David Blankenship
1994 Stacy Compton
1995 Elliott Sadler
1996 B.A. Wilson
1997 David Blankenship
1998 David Blankenship
1999 Bubba Urban Jr.
2000 Nick Woodward
2001 Brandon Butler
2002 Frank Deiny Jr.
2003 Philip Morris
2004 Timothy Peters
2005 Peyton Sellers
2006 Drew Herring
2007 Adam Baker
2008 Wayne Ramsey
2009 Justin Johnson
2010 Justin Johnson
2011 Philip Morris
2012 Matt Bowling
2013 Lee Pulliam

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Coordinates: 36°42′32″N 78°52′7″W / 36.70889°N 78.86861°W / 36.70889; -78.86861