A 15 year old is set to race at Boston Speedway and he is a perfect example of the old adage that “age is just a number.” Sam Mayer will race this Saturday in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Twin 100s at South Boston Speedway.
The almost 16 year old is leading the series point standings with a victory and a fourth in two starts. That win wasn’t just a win, it t was a rout, at Bristol Motor Speedway. He won the pole with a track-record and on top of that proceeded to lead every lap for his first K&N victory.
Mayer is now looking for some more of that this Saturday on the track where he finished eighth in a CARS Tour race last fall.
“South Boston is newly-paved, a really fast track. I’m excited to go there in the K&N car. With the horsepower and the size of the car, it’s going to be a fun race,” said Mayer, son of Sam Mayer, a former Indy car and Grand Am driver. “For the series I’ve driven, South Boston is an open track…the corners are wide open, and you can run pretty high up, especially late in the race. From my race at South Boston last year I know you really have to just go. It’s a really fast track without much tire fall off. You just go 100 percent the whole time, from start to finish”
The teen has a packed race schedule after this weekend’s race. He will participate in 7 ARCA races, three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races, two Late Model races and one Trans Am race. Myers will compete for GMS Racing in all of the events. The only exception being the two Late Model races, which he will run for Junior Motorsports.
Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with qualifying scheduled for 5 p.m. The drivers from all divisions will be available for an autograph session on the track at 6 p.m. The first lap of the K&N 100-lapper will take the green flag at 7 p.m.
Tickets are just $10 in advance and $15 day of the race. Children 12-and-under are admitted free with a paid adult. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 877.440.1540 or by stopping by the South Boston Speedway office 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. Friday’s test session, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., is open to the public at no charge.