Quackenbush will continue his pursuit of a 'Cinderella' title story Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — "It ain't over 'til it's over."
Yogi Berra spoke those famous words many years ago and they certainly ring true at South Boston Speedway where the battle for the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division is winding down.
David Quackenbush will be trying to continue his "Cinderella" story at America's Hometown Track Saturday night when the Late Model Stock Car competitors battle it out in a 150-lap feature, which will highlight the Spaulding Equipment 150 Night program. The first event of the night will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
Heading into the current season, Quackenbush wasn't listed among the favorites for the crown. However, consistency throughout the campaign kept him in contention for the championship and two weeks ago he used a victory, his first of the season, and a third-place run in twin 75-lap races to vault atop the standings.
Nick Smith, the speedway's winningest Late Model Stock Car driver this season with five victories, Justin Johnson and Deac McCaskill all remain in contention for the track crown and all were considered contenders when the campaign started. Their hopes now rest solid finishes in the final two point races of the season.
Quackenbush owns a 12-point lead over five-time winner Nick Smith in the battle for the track championship. Justin Johnson is third in the title chase, just six points behind Smith and 21 ahead of Deac McCaskill.
Also scheduled Saturday night will be a race for the Limited Sportsman Division and twin races for the competitors in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Brian Pembelton sits comfortably atop the standings in the Limited Sportsman Division, while Danny Willis Jr. is now second in the standings, five points ahead of third-place Jeb Burton and seven ahead of fourth-place Tommy Peregoy.
Chris Crosby will head into the twin Budweiser Pure Stock Division events with an eight-point cushion over second-place Jack Milam. Jarrett Milam is third in the standings, 10 points behind Jack Milam.
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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