South Boston Speedway released its 2020 schedule Saturday, a schedule that features 14 race dates and will kick off with a visit from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The venerable Virginia track will open its 63rd season on Saturday afternoon, March 21, with a 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race and twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock races.

The NASCAR Modified Series is one of two touring series on the 2020 South Boston schedule with the CARS Tour closing out the 2020 season on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, crowning its champions with 125-lap races in both the Late Model and Super Late Model divisions.

“Fans and competitors have come to expect great, exciting racing at South Boston Speedway, and we believe that’s what they will see again in 2020,” said Cathy Rice, the track’s general manager.

“The NASCAR Modified Tour was a huge hit last spring and we’re excited they are coming back, especially for the season-opener. And the CARS Tour always puts on a great show in their championship races. What a great way to begin and end the 2020 season with a whole lot of awesome racing in between.”

South Boston Speedway’s huge July 4th week extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, and will feature a 200-lap, $10,000 to win Late Model Stock race that typically draws the largest regular-season field of cars in the region. There will also be a 50-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 20-lap Budweiser Hornets race. The biggest fireworks show in the region will close out the evening.

The popular Southern Ground Pounders, a vintage stock car racing series, will visit South Boston Speedway three times in 2020, May 2, June 13, and Aug. 22, staging 25-lap races each time.

SBS Tentative 2020 Schedule

March 21 - NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 / NASCAR Late Model Twin 75


April 4 - NASCAR Late Model T-100 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


April 18 - NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


May 2 - NASCAR Late Model T-75 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15/Southern Ground Pounders 25


May 16 - NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock T-15 / Hornets 15


May 30 - NASCAR Late Model T-75 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


June 13 - NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock T-15 / Hornets 15/ Southern Ground Pounders 25


June 27 - NASCAR Late Model 200 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 20/ FIREWORKS


July 11 - NASCAR Late Model T-75 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


July 25 - NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock T-15 / Hornets 15


Aug. 8 - NASCAR Late Model T-75/ Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


Aug. 22 - NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15/Southern Ground Pounders 25


Sept. 5 - NASCAR Late Model T-75 / Limited 50 / Pure Stock 30 / Hornets 15


Sept. 19 - CARS Tour Series / LMSC / SLM

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