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Sunoco 150 Kicks Off Stretch Drive Toward SBS Division Titles

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - With two-thirds of the schedule behind them, competitors at South Boston Speedway are eyeing the stretch drive through the final six races of the season. That stretch drive kicks off Saturday night, August 4, with the running of the Sunoco 150 racing program. Saturday night's Sunoco 150 racing program will include five races with the night's feature event being a 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Along with the 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, Saturday night's action will include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the regional touring Southern Vintage Modifieds and the INEX Legends Cars Series.

Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. with the track's Early Bird Special in effect. Adult admission will be $8 for adults until 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth ages 10-15 will be admitted for $5. Kids ages nine and under will be admitted free.

Heading into the Sunoco 150, Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. continues to lead the chase for the crown in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division. Barker holds a 54-point lead over Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. with C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach, Va. sitting in third place, 70 points behind Ramsey.

There is, however a close battle in the bottom half of the top five as Falk stands only four points ahead of Eddie Johnson of Midlothian and six points ahead of fifth-place David Triplett Jr. of Timberlake, N.C. Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. holds a 58-point lead over Danny Willis Jr, of Cluster Springs, Va. in the Limited Sportsman Division standings. Brian Pembleton of Amelia, Va. is in third place, four points behind Willis. Terri Marks of Capron, Va., who drives the Chevrolets maintained by the students and instructors of the Halifax County Motor sports Academy, is in fourth place, two points ahead of fifth-place Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va. Points races are tight in both the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modified Division heading into the Sunoco 150. Budweiser Pure Stock Division point's leader Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. holds a 26-point lead over Mark Francisco of Halifax, Va. Francisco's margin over third-place driver William Ridgeway of Burlington, N.C. is just four points. Quain Moore of Callands, Va. sits in fourth place, 10 points ahead of Jarrett Milam of Ringgold, Va. In the Southern Vintage Modified Division, which will be returning to action at South Boston Speedway for the first time since late June, Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. holds a slim six-point edge over Donnie Lacks and Randy Smith. Ricky Seay and Darryl Lacks round out the top five in the standings.

For more information about the South Boston Speedway's 50th anniversary season, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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