Southside Speedway will run its second race of the season this Friday. The track opened last Friday night with one of the largest Late...

Southside Speedway will run its second race of the season this Friday. The track opened last Friday night with one of the largest Late Model car counts in the state. The family owning the Chesterfield track prides themselves on running a family-friendly venue entertaining generations of fans. Southside Speedway will continue their 58-year tradition of great local short-track racing in central Virginia.

There are six different divisions of cars racing: Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCAR, Legends, and Bandoleros.

Front gates open at 6 p.m. Qualifying starts at that time, and racing gets under way around 7:30 p.m.

Scout Night will be Friday, May 12, Southside Speedway will offer all Scouts and Scouts Leaders wearing full uniform free admission. Full details to follow.

New this year is the 75-Lap Late Model feature races on May 19 and Aug. 4. The Late Model division will run 75 laps rather than their normal 40. For the latest information, visit the speedway’s website address at SouthsideSpeedway.net or their official Southside Speedway Facebook page. Social media is the easiest way to stay in touch for up-to-date information, including weather updates.

Southside Speedway is a third-mile, paved oval track located on Genito Road in Midlothian. The speedway was established in 1959 by J.M. Wilkinson, and is currently run by his daughter, Sue W. Clements, and granddaughter, Jennifer Mullis. The speedway hosts 12 nights of racing from April through August.