Ward wins first-ever Southern Modified Tour race
Brandon Ward has experienced success before at South Boston Speedway in several racing venues, but the Winston-Salem, N.C. driver had never won a Southern Modified Tour race – until Saturday night when he won his first modified race in 17 starts.
Ward took the lead from West Babylon, N.Y. driver George Brunnhoelzl, III on lap 132 of the 150-lap race and beat Andy Seuss of Hampstead, N.H. to the checkered flag by 1.368 seconds.
Southern Modified rookie Danny Bohn of Freehold, N.J. finished third, while Kyle Ebersole of Hummelstown, Pa. and L.W. Miller of Dushore, Pa. rounded out the top-five finishers in a race that was delayed eight times by cautions, the final time on lap 132 when Ward and Brunnhoelzl made contact on the back stretch while racing for the lead.
Brunnhoelzl led laps 3-131 of the 150-lap race, while Miller was the fastest qualifier with a time of 14.466 seconds (99.544 MPH).
Bowling, McCaskill split Late Model wins
Matt Bowling of Ridgeway won his first-ever stock car race with a win in the first of two 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division races Saturday night, while Deac McCaskill of Raleigh N.C. claimed the nightcap, his first win at South Boston Speedway since 2010.
Bowling took the lead from CE. Falk of Virginia Beach on lap 47 and held off Falk the rest of the way to get his first Late Model win.
McCaskill sat on the pole for race one with a qualifying time of 15.909 seconds.
A four-car inversion for race two saw McCaskill sit on the pole, and he led for all 75 laps of the nightcap to become the fourth different winner in four Late Model Stock Car races this season at South Boston Speedway.
Bowling came home second in race two, and Sellers, Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md. and Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top-five finishers.
The caution flag flew once for race one, and the second NASCAR Whelen Late Model race was delayed three times by cautions in race two.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing action will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, May 5, with the running of the WYYD Presents USG Night Late Model 150 racing program.
Seven races are on tap that night, with a 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors headlining the night's action.
The night's action will also include twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin races for the touring MAD (Modified Affordable Division) Modifieds, a race for the competitors in the Pure Stock Division and the debut race of the Spec Miata Oval Racing Series.
For more information phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.