Bounty Hunters Wanted: Barker's Six-Race Win Streak On The Line Saturday At South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Can anyone snap Adam Barker's six-race winning streak?
Speedway officials have posted a $1000 bounty for any other driver that can win the June 9th race. Barker may also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of the field and still win the 150 lap event.
Barker has had everything his way at South Boston Speedway virtually all season, winning six of the track's seven races for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division with his six wins having come in a row.
"It's great," Barker said of his wining streak.
"Six (wins) in a row is a pretty big deal here at South Boston Speedway. I keep thinking it is going to end every week, but it keeps on going. Everything is going our way. It's hard to beat somebody when everything is going their way."
While Barker has dominated the win column, Ford driver Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va., who stands second in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division points standings, has managed to keep the division championship race close as he trails Barker by only eight points entering Saturday night's action.
Veteran Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. holds down third place in the points standings 52 points behind Ramsey. David Triplett Jr. of Timberlake, N.C. is fourth in the standings, 18 points behind Johnson and C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach, Va. is in fifth place, 14 points behind Triplett.
Saturday night's Allstate 150 Presented By Little Caesar's racing program starts at 7 p.m. and features a full night of racing action with six races on tap.
In addition to the 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division there will be a race for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and races for the INEX Legends Cars and the Grand Stock division.
Defending division champion Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. will bring a 26-point lead over Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va into Saturday night's Limited Sportsman Division race.
Defending Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C, who has won three of the division's seven events this season, enters this weekend's action with a 22-point lead over William Ridgeway of Burlington, N.C.
Mark Francisco of Halifax, Va. and Jarrett Milam of Ringgold, Va., a three-time winner in the division, are tied for third place in the division points standings.
Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., qualifying time trials start at 5:15 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.
Adult general admission is $8 until 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youths ages 10-15 are admitted for $5. Kids ages 9 & under are admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information about the South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.