(Photo by: Erika Gay)
The “Toughest Short Track in the South” just got a little longer (in terms of laps run by Late Model and Grand Stock divisions).
Midlothian’s Southside Speedway offers a paved, one-third-mile track that for 57 years has changed the game in racing by replacing the usual big cars and single race with quicker races and more options.
On April 1, the season begins with 7- to 12-year-old racers whipping around the track in go-kart size “bandoleros.” The other five divisions, with drivers who are a bit taller, will follow in races with increments of 25, 30 and 40 laps around the track.
7:30 p.m. $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 11. 12800 Genito Road. 744-2700 or southsidespeedway.net.