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SRX South Boston Speedway Race Notes

Welcome to South Boston Speedway: This weekend the SRX Series makes its way to South Boston Speedway for the second stop of the season. The 12-driver field includes 2021 series champion Tony Stewart, Paul Tracy, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Marco Andretti, Michael Waltrip, Greg Biffle, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Ernie Francis Jr., and local racer Peyton Sellers.
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‘Thomasville’ property discussed at recent meeting; What’s in store for the building?

At the Appomattox Town Council meeting May 24, an update on the old Thomasville Furniture property was discussed. Appomattox Town Manager R. Terry McGhee said that according to a business associate, the property’s owner, George Aznavorian, hired a property manager and that a crane has been performing roofing work by pulling steel and putting up new roofing panels.
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Brookneal man sentenced for parking lot shooting incident

Jacob Todd Hudson, 25, of Brookneal, was sentenced to serve nine months for a 2020 shooting incident in Appomattox. The case was originally slated for a jury trial, but Hudson pleaded guilty to four charges June 2 in Appomattox County Circuit Court. The charges were possession of a firearm while...

Danville's Peyton Sellers prepares for SRX opportunity at South Boston

6-time South Boston Speedway champ Peyton Sellers is so well known to race fans, he's got a section of the grandstand named after him. Saturday night, the Danville native hopes fans will get a view from that section of him, entering victory lane during the 'Superstar Racing Experience' main event.
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SRX at South Boston: How to watch, stream, preview, drivers to watch for the Superstar Racing Experience

The 2022 Camping World SRX Series season started with a bang last weekend at Five Flags Speedway, as the season opener played out in a completely unexpected way: Although the Superstar Racing Experience began its season on a premiere stock car asphalt short track, the battle for the win ended up being between a pair of IndyCar drivers, with Hélio Castroneves taking the lead late from Tony Kanaan and then driving away to take the win.

Town of Brookneal looks to establish Cobblestone Hotels building

BROOKNEAL, Va. (WDBJ) - Brookneal Town Council member Barbara LaPrade saw an issue develop years ago. “We had a hotel on the upper end of town, but that was not something that one would invite relatives or friends to stay [in],” said LaPrade, citing issues with its quality. Those...

Appomattox football to be featured on NASCAR car this weekend

APPOMATTOX, Va. (WSET) — The "Power of 1" message has inspired Appomattox football players and fans for several years. Now, the message is going nationwide. The Xfinity series car of Jeffrey Earnhardt will proudly display the Appomattox helmet, "PO1", and Bible verse at the NASCAR event in Nashville on Friday.

Appomattox Primary School announces 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Appomattox Primary School released its 4th Quarter A/B Honor Roll list. The following students were announced alphabetically:. D’Ziyah Allen, Grace Allen, Kruz Alzugaray, Desmond Anderson, Luis Avila Diaz, Josiah Baker, Silas Barney, Lila Brown, Eli Bullock, Andrea Cajigas, Liam Campbell, Brandi Canterbury, Emily Carson, Lilly Carwile, Andrew Chandler IV, Blake Christian, Jo’Hannah Clark, Mattie Claybrook, Kaitlyn Couch,....

Patsy Davis celebrates 100th birthday

Patsy Davis of Long Island celebrated her 100th birthday on June 10, honored by her daughters, Odessa, Addie, Connie and Pinkie, and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren at a luncheon held the next day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lynchburg. In addition to family members from...

Peyton Sellers Preparing to Compete on National Stage in Saturday Night’s Srx Event at South Boston Speedway

The racecars have arrived, speedway personnel and CBS TV crews are in high gear with preparations, and defending NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national champion Peyton Sellers is preparing to compete on a national stage in Saturday’s SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) event at South Boston Speedway. Saturday night’s...

Collaboration at the heart: A Q&A with Cameron Patterson

For more than 15 years, Cameron Patterson ’10 has been putting down roots at Longwood—first as a student, then within Student Affairs, and for the past five years as executive director of Robert Russa Moton Museum. This June, he will transition to Interim Vice President for Student Affairs,...
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Stewart is looking forward to South Boston visit

SOUTH BOSTON—Former NASCAR champion and reigning SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) series champion Tony Stewart says competing at iconic short tracks like South Boston Speedway, where the series will visit on Saturday night, is part of what makes the SRX series exciting for its competitors. “It’s cool to go to...

Carver-Price Legacy Museum receives donation from Appomattox Moose Lodge 975

Appomattox Moose Lodge 975 donated a check worth $1,000 to the Carver-Price Legacy Museum renovation project on Wednesday, June 15. If you want more content like this, support local journalism by purchasing the Times Virginian newspaper at a local newsstand or subscribing at to receive the print edition and/or e-edition version.

Appomattox Angels move on to state tournament!

The Appomattox Angels (ages 9 and 10) will advance to the Dixie Softball State Tournament on July 8 in Amherst. The Angels remained undefeated during the district tournament. There’s more in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Support local journalism by purchasing the issue at a local newsstand or subscribing at to receive the print edition or view the full article in the e-edition version.