Morris Takes South Boston Speedway Win
South Boston, VA - Philip Morris held off Frank Deiny, Jr. over the last 10 laps to win Saturday's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model 150 here Saturday afternoon at South Boston Speedway.
Morris started on the pole and led the entire race, but was pressured throughout the 32-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race's five caution flags.
C.E. Falk grabbed second-place from Deiny on lap 119, but Deiny rallied to retake the spot with 10 laps to go. Deiny made a run at Morris, but Morris had enough down the stretch to withstand the challenge. Morris' margin of victory was .832 second.
Defending track champion, Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C., wrestled third place away from Falk with six laps to go, dropping Falk, of Virginia Beach, Va. to fourth place in the finishing order. Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va., Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C., Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va. and Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top ten finishers.
Morris averaged 63.082 mph in the race that took 57 minutes and four seconds to complete.
Snow, Pembelton Split Limited Sportsman Wins
Justin Snow of Danville, Va. and Brian Pembelton of Amelia, Va. split wins Saturday in the pair of 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division races.
In the first race, Snow and Danny Willis, Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. were waging a tight side-by-side battle for the lead when they ran up on a slower car with one lap to go. Willis dropped to the inside to make it three-wide briefly, but had to back off for just an instant. That gave Snow just enough room to forge ahead on the outside and take the win.
Snow's margin of victory was .910 second.
Mike Jones of South Boston, Va., Pembelton and Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
In the second race, Willis took the lead from Snow on the opening lap, only to see Pembelton charge into the lead on the tenth lap.
Snow averaged 70.063 mph in winning the first race. Pembelton averaged 56.448 mph in winning the nightcap, which was slowed by two caution flags.
Hupp Takes Pure Stock Division Win
Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. led only two laps of the 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. But, they were the most important laps-the last two laps.
Hupp took the lead when Bill Edwards of Danville, Va. failed to get up to speed on the race's final restart and held off Nathan Crews of Long Island, Va. to score his first win of the season.
Edwards finished third with Daniel Crews of Long Island, Va. and Jake Brown of South Boston, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
In Other Action
A.J. Winstead of Richmond, Va. won the 30-lap race for the IMCA-Style Modifieds. Hunter Slayton of Richmond, Va. finished second with Joe Scarbrough of Charles City, Va. finishing third.
Bobby Apple of Reidsville, N.C. won the 20-lap race for the Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Association. Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. finished second.
Harry Hale of Wirtz, Va., who finished fourth in the race, won the Sportsman Division trophy.
That event, the first night race of the season at South Boston Speedway, will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headline the night's action.
Also included on the program are races for the Limited Sportsman Division, a race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and a race for the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Practice will go from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the first race will start at 7 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
For additional information about the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Twin 75's racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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