Race for Late Model Stock Car crown at SoBo is deadlocked between Johnson and McCaskill
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway's competitors will be back in action Saturday night for the second straight weekend for the running of the Dad's Night 150 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.
A total of five races will be run Saturday with the first event getting cranked up at 7 p.m. Highlighting the night of action will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Following twin 75-lap Late Model Stock Car races last weekend, the chase for the championship in the division is now deadlocked between Justin Johnson and Deac McCaskill. Both drivers have one victory this season. Johnson was the runner-up in the title chase in 2008 and McCaskill placed third.
Last year's track champion, Wayne Ramsey, won both 75-lap races last weekend, while Johnson tallied finishes of 17th and third and McCaskill placed third and eighth in the two events.
Eddie Johnson and David Quackenbush are deadlocked for third behind the first-place tie. The two drivers are 17 points out of the lead.
Also slated Saturday night will be a 50-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors, twin events for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a race for the Legendary Flathead Series.
Brian Pembelton owns a 37-point lead over Jeb Burton in the Limited Sportsman standings, while Tommy Peregoy, who recorded a runner-up finish last weekend, is third in the title chase, just eight points behind Burton.
Heading into the twin Budweiser Pure Stock races Saturday night, Mickey Cassidy's lead in the chase for the championship has been whittled to six points over Courtney Crosby, who owns a six-point edge over third-place Chris Crosby.
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.
In observance of Father's Day, all dads will be admitted for $5.
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