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South Boston Shifts Saturday’s Program To A Night Show

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — With weather forecasts calling for the potential for rain, thunderstorms and high winds through the morning hours on Saturday, South Boston Speedway officials are shifting the URW Credit Union Fools Rush 262 racing program from an afternoon event to a night event.

The revised event-day schedule includes practice starting at 2:30 p.m. (ET), qualifying at 5:15 p.m. (ET) and the first green flag of the night at 7 p.m. (ET).

“Shifting Saturday’s URW Credit Union Fools Rush 262 racing program to a night event is the best option for everyone involved,” said South Boston Speedway general manager Chase Brashears. “Moving to a night event gives us time to dry the track if we get the rain that is forecasted and be able to provide ample time for practice and qualifying for the drivers and race teams.

“Racing under the lights at South Boston Speedway is always exciting,” Brashears added. “The speed of the lightning fast open-wheel SMART Modifieds and the intense, exciting action that our Sentara Healthcare Late Model Stocks and Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets generate makes Saturday night’s event one fans will not want to miss.”

The Flying VA Classic, a 99-lap race for the competitors of the SMART Modified Tour powered by Pace-O-Matic, headlines Saturday night’s URW Credit Union Fools Rush 262 racing program. Fans will also see twin 71-lap races for the Sentara Healthcare Late Model Stock Car Division and a 21-lap race for the competitors in the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division.