By Joe Chandler
Director, Public Relations
South Boston Speedway
South Boston, VA…..Drew Dawson’s third year in the Limited Sportsman Division is on the way to being his best.
The Nathalie, Virginia resident enters the twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races that will be part of the SoBo Livestreaming Night at the Races Presented by SoBoSpeedway.tv racing program on Saturday night, May 1 tied with Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia for lead in the division point standings.
Dawson scored his first career Limited Sportsman Division win in a 50-lap race at South Boston Speedway on April 17.
“This win means a whole lot to me,” Dawson said.
“Words can’t explain how much this win means to me. I can’t thank my sponsors enough. I especially thank my dad. He puts a whole lot of work into this car to get it to where it is.”
The 2021 season has revealed much in the way of how Dawson has improved the performance of both his car and his driving. He has a win and three Top-Five finishes in his three starts this season – his best-ever start to a season.
“It’s getting there,” Dawson said of his continuous improvement.
“Seat time means a whole lot. Every lap I feel like I’m getting better and better. I’m learning on every lap. Every lap is different. You’ve got to run the same line. You’ve got to hit your same marks. If not, the car will want to slide or push in the turns, and you won’t be as fast.”
Learning the car is also playing an important role for Dawson in his improvement.
“Working on the car and working with the car helps a whole lot,” Dawson pointed out.
“It’s about learning changing adjustments on the shocks and learning where we can pick up speed. The car feels really good. It’s on a rail right now. If it will stay like that, I feel like we can pick up more wins this year.”
The SoBo Livestreaming Night at the Races Presented by SoBoSpeedway.tv racing program on Saturday, May 1 marks the first night event of the 2021 season at South Boston Speedway. The green flag for the start of the first race is set to wave at 7 p.m.
A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division will headline the May 1 SoBo Livestreaming Night at the Races Presented by SoBoSpeedway.tv racing program.
Included in the night’s five-race program are twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.
The race day schedule for the first night event of the season at “America’s Hometown Track” has registration and pit gates opening at 2 p.m. Practice will begin at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Qualifying will start at 6 p.m. and the first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Advance adult general admission tickets for the May 1 race are priced at $10 each and may be purchased online on South Boston Speedway’s website, www.southbostonspeedway.com, through Friday night, April 30. Adult general admission tickets at the gate on race day are priced at $15 each. Kids ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
The event will be livestreamed at SoBoSpeedway.tv, a service by SpeedSport, a leader in grassroots racing news and streaming. The livestreaming platform was developed by NASCAR and SpeedSport for grassroots weekly short tracks.
South Boston Speedway’s remaining NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series events will be streamed on a pay-per-view basis with a low price of $19.99 per event, the cost of just two advance tickets to an event.
“America’s Hometown Track” will continue following COVID-19 mitigation mandates set forth by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia during the Saturday, May 1 event. Masks will be required for fans entering the speedway. Social distancing and additional mitigation measures will also be followed.
The latest news and updates about South Boston Speedway and its racing events can be found on the South Boston Speedway website and through the speedway’s social media channels.