WHEELERSBURG, Ohio-The Southern Ohio Speedway is proud for the first time to host the “5th Annual Black Jack & Farley Boggs Memorial Race” set for Saturday, October 5th. The race is held in memory of one of dirt track racing’s biggest legends, “Black Jack” Boggs from Grayson, Kentucky and his older brother Farley Boggs.
Farley Boggs, the older brother of Jackie and Randy Boggs, introduced the two brothers to racing. From there, the Grayson Kentucky brothers became the only brothers to both win on the sport’s biggest stage, the World 100 at the famed Eldora Speedway, which is owned by Nascar driver Tony Stewart.
Black Jack Boggs is a member of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame (inducted in the very first class), a one time World 100 winner, three time Dirt Track World Champion, three time Hillbilly 100 winner, two time Southern 100 winner, North-South 100 winner, and Jackson 100 winner among many other events.
The racing card on Saturday will be highlighted by a 30 lap, $3,000 to win Late Model A-Main that boasts a total purse of $10,150. Jackie Boggs, son of Jack Boggs and nephew of Farley Boggs, has won all four previous Late Model portions of the Black Jack & Farley Boggs Memorial. Also on the racing card will be Modifieds-$800 to win, GCP Engines Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, and Enduros.
Gates open at 2:00 pm on Saturday with hot laps starting the nights action at 5:00 pm. General admission is only $15 (ages 17 and up), $8 (ages 13-16), $2 (ages 7-12), and free (ages 6 and under).