Championship chases for 2012 season nearing a close at South Boston Speedway
Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 slated Saturday night
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — With only two nights of racing action left before the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Series division champions are crowned at South Boston Speedway, action will be intense this weekend when America’s Hometown Track hosts the Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program.
The Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start on Saturday, Sept. 1, and will feature four action-packed events.
Highlighting the night of racing will be a 150-lap event for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
With only two NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division events remaining in 2012, Matthew Bowling, a one-time winner this season, sits atop the heap in the chase for the championship.
Bowling owns a 31-point lead over two-time winner Peyton Sellers and a 32-point advantage over nine-time winner Lee Pulliam. Sellers is a former track champion and NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, and Pulliam is the current leader in the battle for this year’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship. Pulliam owns 20 overall victories this season.
Saturday’s racing action will also feature the next-to-last Limited Sportsman Division racing action of the campaign.
Bobby McCarty and Danny Willis Jr. sit atop the point standings. McCarty is 16 points ahead of Willis, while Blake Stallings is third and is just five points ahead of fourth-place Mike Jones.
Saturday’s event will also feature twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
With three point races remaining in the season, Trey Crews will head into Saturday’s action with a 21-point advantage over Joe Allred III. Randy Hupp is third in the championship chase and is 24 points behind Allred.
Pit registration for the Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 3 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 under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more 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