SBS sets schedule for 2023
Published 5:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2022
By Joe Chandler
South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway (SBS) has unveiled its 2023 season schedule of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series events, a slate that features 12 event dates for its four regular NASCAR racing divisions and includes three special events.
SBS General Manager Chase Brashears said additional special events and promotions will be announced after details are finalized.
“The 2022 season was outstanding as we celebrated the track’s 65th anniversary, returned the speedway to primetime TV, hosted the SRX series, had an epic July Fourth race to kick off the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown and much more,” said SBS General Manager Chase Brashears. “We look forward to continuing that momentum into the 2023 season and we cannot thank our fans, race teams, sponsors, and other stakeholders enough for making the 2022 season a huge success. The 2023 season will be another stellar year of racing and we are providing the bulk of our 2023 schedule now. We still have several other special events and promotions that we are working on for the upcoming season, and those will be announced throughout the off-season.”
The speedway will open its 2023 NASCAR racing season on Saturday afternoon, March 18, one week after the track’s annual Open Practice/Media Day event, which is set for Saturday, March 11.
SBS’s March 18 season-opener will feature the speedway’s four regular NASCAR racing divisions, the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division, the Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division, the Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division, and the Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division.
The second event on SBS’s 2023 schedule is the first of three special events listed on the schedule. That event is scheduled for April Fool’s Day, Saturday afternoon, April 1, and features the powerful, open-wheel cars of the SMART Modified Tour. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division is also featured on that date, which will be the last of the track’s early-season afternoon racing events. Other divisions participating in that event will be announced later.
SBS’s crown jewel pre-Fourth of July Late Model Stock Car Division event, the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200, the kickoff race for the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown series, is set for Saturday night, July 1.
The track’s Limited Sportsman, Pure Stock and Hornets divisions will also be in action that night. A practice day and fan fest are slated for the day before on Friday, June 30.
“This year’s event featured one of the most exciting and dramatic finishes fans have seen at SBS in many years and we are expecting the 2023 event to be just as exciting,” Brashears said. “We also had a lot of fun with the Fan Fest that followed the practice day, and are looking forward to hosting that again in 2023.”
The third special event shown on the schedule is the South Boston 270 on Saturday night, August 19. Details surrounding that event which will include the Late Model Stock Car and Limited Sportsman Divisions will be announced at a later date.
SBS’s first night race of the 2023 season is scheduled for Saturday night, April 22. All four of the track’s regular NASCAR racing divisions will be in action that night.
The track will close out its 2023 season of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series points races with Championship Night on Saturday night, September 2, with an event featuring the track’s four NASCAR racing divisions.
The latest news and updates for fans and competitors can be found on the speedway’s website, southbostonspeedway.com, and through the track’s social media channels. Information may also be obtained by phoning the speedway at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 during regular business hours.
TENTATIVE 2023 SCHEDULE
(Start Times In Parenthesis)
Saturday, March 11 – Open Practice/Media Day (10 A.M.-5 P.M.)
Saturday, March 18 – Season Opener – (2 P.M.)
Saturday, April 1 – Fool’s Rush 291 – (Start Time TBA)
Saturday, April 22– NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, May 6 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, May 13 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, June 3 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, June 17 – Prelude To The 200 – (7 P.M.)
Friday, June 30 – Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 Practice Day and Fan Fest
Saturday, July 1 – Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200/ Virginia Late Model Triple Crown Kickoff – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, July 15 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, Aug. 5 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Race Night – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, Aug. 19 – South Boston 270 – (7 P.M.)
Saturday, Sept. 2 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Championship Night – (7 P.M.)