The Heat Is On: The "Quack is Under Attack"
3 drivers within 8 points of lead heading into final LMSC point race at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The drama will be high Saturday night at South Boston Speedway when the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division head onto the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for their 150-lap shootout.
The Late Model Stock Car event will be the featured attraction of the GCR presents Rotary 150 Champions Night. The first of four action-packed races will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Champions in all of South Boston Speedway's divisions will be crowned Saturday night and the tightest battle heading into the evening is in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.
David Quackenbush, a one-time winner, will enter the night as the leader in the Late Model Stock Car ranks; however, his margin for error will be quite slim. Quackenbush leads five-time winner Nick Smith by just four points in the title chase.
Sitting just eight points out of the lead in third place is the 2008 Late Model Stock Car runner-up Justin Johnson, who has claimed one win this season and reeled off a second-place run last weekend to creep closer to Quackenbush.
Deac McCaskill is still within striking range of claiming the championship. The two-time winner is fourth in the standings, 33 points behind Quackenbush. In 2008, McCaskill motored to a third-place finish in the championship chase.
Eleven different competitors have claimed Late Model Stock Car Division victories this season, including Bruce Anderson, who scored his first career Late Model triumph last weekend.
In addition to the Late Model Stock Car event, the Limited Sportsman Division competitors will be in action and there will be races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Brian Pembelton is poised to claim the Limited Sportsman Division championship Saturday night; however, the runner-up position in the standings is very much up for grabs.
Tommy Peregoy currently sits second in the standings, but is only two points ahead of Danny Willis Jr. and only 11 points ahead of fourth-place Jeb Burton.
In the Pure Stock Division, Chris Crosby will head into the final points race with an 11-point lead over second-place Jarrett Milam. Mickey Cassidy is third in the standings, four points behind Milam and only one point ahead of fourth-place Courtney Crosby.
Darryl Lacks will sport a slim three point lead over Donnie Lacks when the green flag falls for the final Southern Vintage Modified points race.
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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