SOUTH BOSTON — The long wait is coming to an end.

South Boston Speedway officials announced last week that the track will open its 2020 season on Saturday night with , the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort Late Model Twin 100s.

The event features the region’s top Late Model Stock Car drivers and teams in twin 100-lap races.

The event is the first in the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown series that includes races at Langley Raceway and Martinsville Speedway.

Also, a 50-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 30-lap race for the Pure Stocks and a 20-lap race for the Hornets are also included in the season-opening five-race program.

The card concludes with a Fourth of July fireworks show.

“We are very excited to open our season and to be able to do it with our biggest event of the season,” South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said.

“We have greatly missed seeing and being with our fans, competitors and sponsors, and we look forward to the opportunity to see everyone at our opening race. This will truly be a big night.”

Speedway officials said COVID-19 safety plans will be in place for the event, and face coverings will be required for everyone entering the speedway facility.

Also, the menu of food and drink items at concession stands will be limited to help increase the speed of service, and fans should plan accordingly.

Advance tickets for the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort Late Model Twin 100s are priced at $15 each will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday.

“We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance,” Rice said.

South Boston Speedway’s main ticket office at the front gate of the speedway is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to give fans the opportunity to purchase advance tickets.

Tickets may also be purchased by calling the South Boston Speedway office at (434)-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

Youth 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Adult general admission tickets will be $20 each on race day.

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