Former track champion Brandon Butler scheduled to compete Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The Butler did it.
Brandon Butler would not mind hearing that said once or twice Saturday night at South Boston Speedway if it meant he had claimed a victory, or two.
Butler, the 2001 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division champion, will return to the four-tenths mile asphalt Saturday for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Twin 75's race program.
Highlighting the night, which features a total of five races, will be two 75-lap events for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division. And, Butler, a former NASCAR Whelen All-American regional championship winner, plans to be in the field for both Late Model Stock Car events. The first of the night's five races will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Butler will be motoring the Bailey's/Cox Racing Engines Chevrolet Saturday night. Earlier this week he said he was "excited" to be making a return visit to America's Hometown Track.
"Hopefully, we can get towards the front and put on an exciting show for the fans," Butler said.
The addition of Butler to the stout field of Late Model Stock Car Division competitors should make the excitement level even higher Saturday night.
Deac McCaskill is the driver everyone is currently chasing in the battle for the 2009 South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock Car Division championship. McCaskill has posted one victory this season and currently leads second-place David Quackenbush by 19 points.
One-time winner Justin Johnson, the early points leader this year and the 2008 runner-up in the title chase, is third in the championship hunt, three points behind Quackenbush and a mere four points ahead of three-time winner Nick Smith.
Also slated for action Saturday night will be races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Brian Pembelton, a four-time winner this season, leads second-place Jeb Burton by 52 points in the Limited Sportsman Division standings. Two-time winner Tommy Peregoy sits third in the points race, just 10 points behind Burton.
In the highly competitive Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship chase, Chris Crosby sits in first place; however, he has only a two-point edge over a second-place tie between two-time winner Mickey Cassidy and Courtney 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.
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.
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