Bounty money abounds Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — There will be plenty of extra cash up for grabs Saturday night, July 29 when the green flag falls at South Boston Speedway for the start of the Randy Waller Memorial 150 presented by Charles Anderson Lawn Care.
In the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, an extra $1,000 cash is available to anyone who can defeat Drew Herring and stop the four-race win streak by the Benson, N.C. teenager. An extra $500 cash is up for grabs to anyone who can beat South Boston's Bruce Anderson, the winner of nine of 12 races this season in the Strutmasters.com Limited Sportsman Division, to the checkered flag.
The two events will be the featured attractions of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing action at America's Hometown Track Saturday evening. The first event of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Any Late Model Stock Car Division driver who can defeat Herring in the race can claim a total purse of $4,000. The regular purse for winning a Late Model race is $3,000. With the additional money up for the bounty, the purse has now soared to $4,000.
Herring, who has posted victories in six of the past seven Late Model Stock Car races at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, has overcome a slow start to the season and surged to second in the chase for the division championship at South Boston Speedway.
Herring is now just 10 points behind current division leader Jonathan Cash, who is seeking his first triumph of the campaign. Owen Miller is third in the Late Model standings, just two points behind Herring and only eight points ahead of fourth-place Jon Denning, a two-time winner this year. Rodney Cook rounds out the top five drivers in the Late Model Stock Car point standings.
Anderson's dominance in the Limited Sportsman Division ranks has enabled him to open a 52-point cushion over second-place Tommy Peregoy, who is 30 points ahead of third-place Danny Willis, Jr.
The Late Model Stock Car competitors will hit the asphalt for a 150-lap race Saturday night, while the Limited Sportsman Division drivers will compete in a 50-lap battle at America's Hometown Track.
Also slated for action Saturday night will be the Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers and the competitors in the touring INEX Legends Series, who have put on some very tight races in their past two visits to South Boston Speedway.
Chuck Watkins sits atop the Pure Stock Division standings. Watkins is 38 points ahead of second-place Quain Moore. Lee Anderson is third in the standings, 24 points behind Moore.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m.
Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
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Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947