The Italian Delight Family Restaurant Twin Late Model 75 features a $1,000 bounty Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — A throng of the best NASCAR Whelen All American Series in the nation and the region is expected to be on hand Saturday night at South Boston Speedway for the running of the Italian Delight Family Restaurant Twin 75 NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing program.
Three-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris is among the competitors who will battle it out in the two 75-lap races, which will be the featured attractions of the evening. The first of the five races slated Saturday night will begin at 7 p.m.
Morris is currently sitting atop the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings at America's Hometown Track and is in the midst of a seven-race win streak.
The dominance by Morris has prompted South Boston Speedway officials to place a bounty on him. Two weeks ago, Morris won with a $500 bounty on him. Saturday night, he will be bidding for Victory Lane with a $1,000 bounty on him.
Any driver who can score a victory over Morris on Saturday can collect the bounty, plus the normal first-place prize money. Morris must still be competing at the end of the race for a driver to claim the bounty and Morris himself can also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of the field and attempt to work his way to the front to score a seventh consecutive win.
In addition to leading the Late Model Stock Car Division standings at South Boston Speedway, Morris is also in the hunt for a fourth NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship. Morris is currently second in the standings, trailing only defending national champion Keith Rocco.
In fact, several South Boston Speedway regulars are among the top competitors in the current national championship title hunt. Lee Pulliam is third in the current national standings, while Frank Deiny Jr. is fourth, Justin Johnson 12th and Josh Oakley 13th.
Morris leads two-time defending South Boston Speedway champion Justin Johnson by 79 points in the chase for the 2011 track crown. Oakley is third in the standings and trails Johnson by only four points. Frank Deiny, Jr. is fourth and is 12 points behind Oakley.
Other races scheduled Saturday night include events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a special appearance by the Legendary Flathead Series.
Brian Pembelton leads the Limited Sportsman Division standings by three points over defending champion Justin Snow, while Danny Willis Jr. is third and is only six points behind Snow.
Joe Allred is first in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division standings. He is 12 points ahead of Trey Crews and 19 points ahead of third-place Randy Hupp.
Pit registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and admission will be $10 for adults and children six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947