Racing fans looking for more action before the cold of winter sets in can find plenty of it when the CARS Tour rolls into South Boston Speedway Saturday, Nov. 2, for the autosbynelson.com 250.
The championship in both the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car Division and Super Late Model Division will be decided at South Boston Speedway in a pair of 125-lap races, one for each division, with the first race getting the green flag at 3 p.m.
Former South Boston Speedway regular Bobby McCarty and Martinsville race winner Josh Berry are locked into a tight battle for the Late Model Stock Car title, with McCarty heading into next week’s event with a slim nine-point lead over Berry.
Another familiar face to South Boston Speedway fans, Deac McCaskill, sits in third place, 30 points behind McCarty. Brandon Pierce, who drives a car out of the Lee Pulliam Performance stable, is in fourth place in the standings with Tyler Matthews rounding out the top five.
Berry has a series-leading three wins, with McCarty having two victories. McCaskill, Pierce, Taylor Gray and Ryan Repko have one win each.
Matt Craig enters the 125-lap season finale for the Super Late Model Division with a 35-point leads over Jared Fryar, with Nolan Pope 73 points back in third place. Stephen Nasse and Bubba Pollard round out the top five in the standings.
Pollard leads the series with three wins. Craig, Nasse and Trevor Noles have one win each.
Action begins on Friday with the two CARS Tour divisions getting a practice session from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, practice will start at 9:40 a.m. and run until 10:45 a.m. Grandstand gates open at noon with qualifying starting at 12:40 p.m.
Fan appreciation will be held trackside from 1:55 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies will start at 2:55 p.m., and the first race will start at 3 p.m.
Advance tickets for the AutosbyNelson.com 250 are $10 through Friday, Nov. 1, and can be purchased by calling 877-440-1540 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult general admission tickets on race day will be $15. Youth ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.