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Monday, April 7, 2014

Start Your Engines


Smokey Bear and the Virginia Department of Forestry  was among the many fans in attendance Saturday afternoon when South Boston Speedway hosted NASCAR Green Day.
 America’s Hometown Track hosts the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program. 

The featured attractions of the day will be a 150-lap battle for the touring competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modifed Tour and a pair of 75-lap events for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

Josh Oakley #8 raced in second for most of the race but on 

the final lap a caution caused a restart and a race to the flag 

during which Oakley overtook the leader with less than a 

1/2 lap to go. 

Andy Seuss took the lead on lap 53 and dominated the rest of the way in winning the NASCAR Southern Modified Tour South Boston 150 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.

Lee Pullman #5 won the second of the 75 lap event.

Other pictures from Saturday at the race!

Everybody but Smokey had ear protection but he did OK. Bet he will have some next time though.

Cathy Rice South Boston Raceway General Manager, Smokey and John Campbell Department of Forestry's Public Relations Manager.

  Olivia with the South Boston Track, Danny Bohn car #65 and Smokey

Smokey, The Forestry Dept, Smokey and local firefighters honored during the parade lap.

Smokey drops the green flag to start the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified race. Which was won by Andy Seuss car #11 seen below.

Do you see a hiding Smokey?

Who says Smokey is only for the young? 

Smokey talks with Lee Pullman prior to the race. maybe he gave Lee a few tips that helped him win the 3rd race of the day.


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