Pulliam Sweeps LMSC Twinbill at SBS
South Boston, VA - Lee Pulliam continued to add to his win total at South Boston Speedway Saturday night by sweeping theNASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s event.
Pulliam, the reigning NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, had things all his way, edging Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. by 1.856 seconds in scoring a flag-to-flag win in the first race.
Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C., Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. and Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md. rounded out the top five finishers in the first race.
After a drawing for an inverted start, Pulliam started fifth in the nightcap, but needed only 28 laps to work his way to the front, passing pole starter Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. to take the lead.
Once in front, Pulliam was not seriously threatened, and drove away to a win over Sellers, with Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C., Shayne Lockhart of Richmond, Va. and Thaxton completing the top five finishers.
Pulliam’s margin of victory over Sellers was 1.485 seconds.
Kenseth Wins PASS Super Late Model 150
Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, drove to victory in Saturday night’s Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Model 150 race.
Kenseth, of Mooresville, N.C., took the lead on lap 135 when race leader Trey Mitchell spun his tires on a restart and then held off Kyle Grissom of Concord, N.C. in a nine-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s 10 caution periods to secure the win.
His margin of victory was 1.145 seconds.
With the win, Kenseth became the series’ fifth different winner in as many races.
Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C., Preston Peltier of Harrisburg, N.C. and Kyle Moon of Mooresville, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
Four different drivers led the race, with the lead swapping hands nine times. Trevor Noles of Charlotte, N.C. led the most laps, leading the field for 69 circuits. Mitchell led 50 laps of the race that went for 150 green-flag laps.
Beattie Wins Legends Cars Race
Kyle Beattie of Concord, N.C. took the lead from Kevin Yeatts of Powhatan, Va. after the halfway point of the race and went on to win the 25-lap race for Legends Cars that rounded out the night’s four-race program.
Austin Reed of Bakersfield, Cal. was the runner-up with Yeatts finishing third and Brandon McKenzie of Asheboro, N.C. finishing fourth.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing action will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, May 25, when it hosts the 7 p.m. running of the Bojangles NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program.
A 150-lap race for the drivers and teams of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will headline the five-race program. The night’s schedule also includes a race for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin races for the Pure Stock Division and a race for the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association
Pit gates will open and registration will start at 1 p.m. Practice will run from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will begin at 5:30 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Adult admission is $10 with kids ages six and under admitted free.
For additional information about the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 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.