Country Cares St. Jude Night slated Saturday at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Six races are scheduled Saturday night when South Boston Speedway returns to action for the second straight weekend to host the Country Cares St. Jude Night NASCAR Whelen All American Series race program.
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m. While the featured attractions of the evening will be a 150-lap event for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division and a 50-lap shootout for the Limited Sportsman Division, there will be twin events held for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
In the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division, defending track champion Justin Johnson strengthened his grip on the top of the point standings last weekend by posting a victory and a third-place finish in twin 75-lap races.
Johnson, who has now posted eight wins in 2010 at America's Hometown Track, enjoys a 125-point cushion over a second-place tie between Deac McCaskill and Stacy Puryear in the standings. McCaskill placed fourth and seventh in the two races last weekend, while Puryear tallied a runner-up finish and a seventh-place showing.
Lee Pulliam, who won the opening race last weekend for his second triumph of the season, is fourth in the standings and trails McCaskill and Puryear by 25 points. After winning the first 75-lap race last weekend, Pulliam wound up 18th in the nightcap.
David Latour, who was sixth and second in the twin races last week, is fifth in the standings. He is 28 points behind Pulliam.
On the strength of two wins in the twin 50-lap races for the Limited Sportsman Division last weekend, Justin Snow has vaulted to the top of the point standings. Snow is currently four points ahead of Tommy Peregoy, who placed sixth and fifth in the two events last weekend.
Danny Willis Jr. continues to hold the third-place spot in the Limited Sportsman Division standings, while defending champion Brian Pembelton is fourth and Taylor Doggett is fifth.
Jarrett Milam will head into this weekend's twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division with a nine-point edge over Joe Allred. Trey Crews is third in the standings and is followed in the top five by Randy Hupp in fourth and Daniel Crews in the fifth slot.
Darryl Lacks currently sits atop the Southern Vintage Modified standings. He is 27 points ahead of Donnie Lacks. Randy Smith is third in the standings and is only two points ahead of fourth-place Joseph Overstreet and six points in front of a fifth-place tie between Bob Randall and Chris Jones.
Pit registration will begin at noon on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
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