Two championship race meets are scheduled at local auto speed tracks this weekend. Darrell Waltrip, four-time winner this season on the Grand National stock car circuit, heads entries for the $10,000 McDonald's 200-lap race at Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, Va., Saturday night.
The fifth annual Vee Prix heads the two-day program over the Summit Point, W. Va., road course in a Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series meet. There will be a 14-mile qualifying sprints Saturday afternoon with the 30-mile finals on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
Challenging Waltrip in the 75-mile Manassas event will be Butch Lindley, Greenville, S.C., and Harry Gant, Taylorsville, N.C., now 1-2 in the national late-model sportsman class point standings. Bob Pressley, victor in a dozen Hickory (N.C.) Speedway features, will make his first Manassas start Saturday.
Virginians Ray Hendrick and Lenny Pond and local favorites Reds Kagle, Jack Bland and current track point leader Bobby Ballentine also have entered.
Time trials to decide the 26 starters are at 6:30 p.m., with the feature race at 8. A 20-lap dash for street stock cars is also on the program.
Both local dirt tracks will race on Saturday night. Dorsey (Md.) Speedway has figure eight and late-model sedan events while Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, Md., has races for late-model, claimer and street-stock machines. Action begins at 7:45 p.m.