Memorial race will honor Black Jack & Farley Boggs

Published 2:22 am Friday, October 4, 2013

Staff Report


WHEELERSBURG — The fifth annual Black Jack and Farley Boggs Memorial Race will be Saturday at Southern Ohio Speedway.

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The race is held annually in memory of the dirt track’s biggest legends Black Jack and older brother Farley Boggs — who are from Grayson, Ky.

The brothers were part of a racing family. Older brothers Jackie and Randy introduced them to racing and the two younger brothers went on to the sport’s biggest stage at the famed Eldora Speedway where they won the World 100.

Black Jack Boggs is a member of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame — he was inducted with the first Hall of Fame class — and is a three-time Dirt Track World Champion, three-time Hillbilly 100 winner, two-time Southern 100 winner, a North-South 100 champion and a Jackson 100 winner to go with his World 100 title.

The race card 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 and Farley Boggs Memorial.

Also scheduled are the Modifieds ($800 to win), GCP Engines Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and Enduros.

Gates open at 2 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m. General admission is $15 (ages 17 and up), $8 (13-16), $2 (7-12) and free for ages 6 and under.

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