Seven of the nation's top 10 late-model sportsmanclass stock car drivers have entered tonight's Coke 200-lap (107 miles) race at Beltsville Speedway Rained put three weeks ago, the $15,000 race will have 28 starters. Time trials are at 7 p.m., with racing an hour later.
Current points leader Bob Pressley set a track record of 96.75 miles per hour before rain halted racing Aug. 11. He is returning, along with defending national champion Butch Lindley. Richmond stars Ray Hendrick and Tommy Ellis will make their first starts at Beltsville this season tonight, with Virginians Bill Dennis and Sonny Hutchins also entered.
The final meet at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas this season is tomorrow night, with the 26th Blue-Gray Cup for late mdel sportsman cars over 56.25 miles. Defending track champion Reds Kagle is racing with a small-block, borowed engine but is favored to win his sixth title in seven years, with Bobby Ballentine still having an outside chance.
Time trials are at 7 p.m. racing at 8 p.m. Limited-sportsman and street-stock machines are also on the program.
Dorsey (Md.) Speedway has two more Saturday night shows over its dirt quarter-mile track. The 13-race program starts at 7:30 p.m. Will Dilks can clinch his fourth late-model class title in 28 years of racing tomorrow with Rick Jones apparently losing his bid for a third straight title.
Both Old Dominion and Dorsey close down one week after their stock car shows end with demolition derbys. Beltsville will continue its Friday night shows through Sept. 29.