Tight Late Model Stock Car points race resumes Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series points season is winding to a close and several competitors at South Boston Speedway appear headed to a photo finish in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
The intense chase for the Late Model Stock Car championship will continue Saturday night at America's Hometown Track when the green flag falls at 7 p.m. for the running of the 3M presents the Back to School 150. All students with valid ID's will be admitted for the special price of $5 throughout the evening.
Highlighting the list of races on Saturday will be a 150-lap shootout for the competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. surged back atop the Late Model Stock Car standings last week with a ninth-place finish. Cash, who is still seeking his first triumph of the season on the four-tenths mile South Boston oval, owns a slim eight-point cushion over Drew Herring of Benson, N.C.
Herring, who has claimed seven victories this season, was involved in a late-race crash last weekend and fell from atop the standings after finishing 18th in the 29-car field.
Owen Miller of Emporia, Va., who is also searching for his first victory of the campaign, sits in third place in the championship, just four points behind Herring.
Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va., who claimed his first victory at South Boston Speedway since 2001 last weekend, is fourth in the Late Model Stock Car title chase, only 22 points behind Miller.
Others events slated Saturday night as part of the 3M presents the Back to School 150 include races for the Strutmasters.com Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the touring Allison Legacy Series and the Grand Stock Division.
Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. has motored to nine victories this season and leads the way in the chase for the Limited Sportsman Division crown. Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. is second in the point standings for the division and is followed by Danny Willis, Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. in third place. Willis claimed his first-ever Limited Sportsman Division triumph last weekend at South Boston Speedway.
Three-time victor Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. is the points leader in the Pure Stock Division. Quain Moore of Callands, Va. owns the second place spot in the standings, while Lee Anderson of Gladys, Va. is third in the title chase.
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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