Can anyone crack the 'Quack Attack' at America's Hometown Track?
Champions will be crowned Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — David Quackenbush is one race away from claiming his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division championship at historic South Boston Speedway.
The young Virginia driver will try to complete his "Quack Attack" charge to the championship Saturday night when America's Hometown Track hosts the GCR presents Rotary 150 Champions Night race program. The first race of four races scheduled Saturday night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Saturday's racing action will cap off the NASCAR points season for South Boston Speedway's divisions and Quackenbush is perched precariously atop the standings in the Late Model Stock Car ranks. The Late Model competitors will be featured Saturday night in a 150-lap ace.
Quackenbush, who has claimed one victory this season, will head into Saturday's racing action with a slim four-point lead over five-time winner Nick Smith.
Justin Johnson, a one-time winner and the runner-up in the 2008 title chase, is third in the standings, just eight points behind Quackenbush. Deac McCaskill, who has won twice this year, also still has slim title hopes. He is in fourth place, 33 points out of the lead.
There have been 11 different winners in Late Model Stock Car racing action this season at South Boston Speedway, including two-time NASCAR Whelen All-American national champion Philip Morris, who is also scheduled to compete in Saturday's event on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. Morris is currently leading in the chase for another NASCAR national crown.
In addition to the Late Model Stock Car action, the Limited Sportsman Division drivers will hit the asphalt for competition and there will also be events held for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers and the competitors in the Southern Vintage Modifieds series.
Brian Pembelton has virtually locked up the Limited Sportsman Division crown, but a solid contingent of contenders are set to battle it out for second place in the standings Saturday night.
Tommy Peregoy is second in the standings; however, he is only two points ahead of Danny Willis Jr. and 11 points ahead of fourth-place Jeb Burton.
Chris Crosby will head into the final points race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division 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 carry a three-point edge over Donnie Lacks into 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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