Who will be next to visit Victory Lane in Late Model Stock Car action at South Boston?
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Who will be next to go to Victory Lane in NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division action at South Boston Speedway? That question will be answered two times Saturday night.
The engines will roar back to life this weekend at America's Hometown Track for the running of a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program that features five events. The first race of the night will get underway at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the night of racing on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval will be a pair of 75-lap shootouts for the drivers in the highly competitive NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
There have been seven different winners in the nine Late Model Stock Car Division races thus far this season at South Boston Speedway. Philip Morris, the defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, is the lone multi-time winner at the track this year with a trio of triumphs to his credit.
Others who have motored their way to wins in 2009 include Justin Johnson, Nick Smith, Deac McCaskill, Jonathan Cash, Wayne Ramsey and Lee Pulliam. All six drivers have tallied one victory each.
Johnson heads into Saturday night's twin 75-lappers with a 22-point advantage over second-place McCaskill in the chase for the track championship. Morris is third in the standings and is followed in the top five by Eddie Johnson and David Quackenbush.
Also slated Saturday night are events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Brian Pembelton leads second-place Jeb Burton by 39 points in the Limited Sportsman Division standings. Tommy Peregoy is third in the standings, just four points ahead of fourth-place Danny Willis Jr.
Only 18 points separate the top three drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division standings. Mickey Cassidy is the division leader by 10 points over Courtney Crosby, while Chris Crosby is third in the standings.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 12 p.m. 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.
Admission is $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children, ages six and under, are admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947