Southside Speedway opens 2012 schedule

Midlothian, VA (WWBT)- Southside Speedway is a favorite for local racing fans, and the venue kicked off its 2012 season on Sunday afternoon.

Five races graced the schedule for the first events of the year, headlined by the J.M Wilkinson Memorial 150.  This race featured late model cars, with Eddie Johnson taking the checkered flag.  Chris Johnson finished second and Chris Dodson crossed the line third in the night's main event.  Other race winners on Sunday included Daniel Thomas in the U-Car 25 lap race and Tanner Aman in the Champ Karts race, which was 20 laps.  Nick Smith had a good day, winning both 20 lap Legend races.  Tyler Hughes finished runner-up in both races as well.

This year's schedule at Southside Speedway will feature eleven Friday nights full of racing and runs through August 31st.  The next scheduled races take place on Friday, April 13.  For a complete schedule, click this link:

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