Can anyone hack the 'Quack Attack' at America's Hometown Track?
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Can anyone hack the "Quack Attack" at America's Hometown Track?
That question could be answered Saturday night when the region's best Late Model Stock Car competitors converge on South Boston Speedway for the running of the Spaulding Equipment Night NASCAR Whelen All American Series race program.
David Quackenbush will head into the 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division as the point leader in the chase for the championship. The 150-lap race will be the featured event of the night and will be the next-to-last event for the competitors involved in the battle for the track championship.
The first of Saturday night's races will get the green flag at 7 p.m. In addition to the Late Model Stock Car event, the Limited Sportsman Division competitors will be in action and there will be twin races waged for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Prior to the second of two 75-lap races for the Late Model Stock Car Division drivers two weeks ago, Quackenbush had not notched a victory at America's Hometown Track. However, after finishing third in the opening 75 lapper, Quackenbush used the victory in the nightcap to assume to lead in the championship points race.
The win by Quackenbush also made him the 10th different competitor to claim a Late Model Stock Car victory at South Boston Speedway this season.
Heading into action Saturday night, Quackenbush will sport a 12-point lead over Nick Smith, who has amassed a season-high five victories. Justin Johnson is third in the points, six points behind Smith and 21 points ahead of fourth-place Deac McCaskill. Johnson has notched one victory this season and McCaskill owns a pair of wins on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Barring major problems, Brian Pembelton has essentially locked up the championship in the Limited Sportsman Division ranks; however, the battle for second place in the standings is quite intense. 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 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 noon. 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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