Oakley takes first-ever Late Model win at South Boston
This time the Rougemont, N.C. driver finished the deal, passing pole sitter Austin Thaxton on lap 64 and steadily pulling away to win by 12.260 seconds and become the eighth different NASCAR Whelen Late Model winner at South Boston this season.
Thaxton, of South Boston finished second ahead of Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, who maintained his points lead in the division with his third-place finish.
Darrell Gilchrist of Raleigh, N.C., finished fourth, and Dennis Holdren of Roanoke took home a fifth-place finish in a race that was delayed only once by a caution.
Willis, Peregoy split Limited Sportsman wins
Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs and Tommy Peregoy of Clarksville split wins in 50-lap twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division, Willis passing pole sitter Peregoy on the opening lap of race one and leading the rest of the way to win by 1.367 seconds over the Clarksville driver.
Points leader Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C., finished third ahead of South Boston driver Mike Jones, with Michael Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y., finishing in fifth-place, in a race that was delayed once by a caution.
Peregoy collected his first win of the season in the second 50-lap race, passing race leader McCarty on lap 47 and winning by 0.309 seconds over Willis, with McCarty finishing third, Maresca fourth and Jones fifth.
The second Limited Sportsman race featured three lead changes, with Jones passing pole sitter Maresca on lap three, McCarty leading laps 23-46 after passing Jones and Peregoy leading the last three laps, in a race that was delayed once by a caution flag.
Nathan Crews wins Pure Stock race
Nathan Crews of Long Island won his third pole of the season and followed it up with a win in the 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race.
Nathan Crews won the pole with a time of 18.134 seconds (79.409 mph) and led every lap of a race that was marred by four cautions, winning by 1.962 seconds.
Ricketts takes win in Legendary Flathead race
Garland Ricketts of South Boston won the 20-lap race for the Legendary Flatheads, ahead of Henry Barboss and Harry Hale.
Next race at South Boston Speedway
Racing action will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, August 18, with the PASS Super Late Model 150.
The event, which will get the green flag at 7 p.m., will be headlined by a 150-lap race for the stars and cars of the PASS South Super Late Model Series. Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars will share the spotlight with the PASS South race. A race for Legends Cars will round out the night’s action.
Advance adult general admission tickets are priced at $10 each and will be available until 5 p.m. Friday, August 17. Adult general admission tickets on race day are priced at $15 each. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For additional information about the PASS Super Late Model 150 or any other events at South Boston Speedway, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.