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Pulliam, Falk Split Twin 75’s at SBS

SOUTH BOSTON, VA - NASCAR Whelen All American Series national points leader Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. all but secured his second NASCAR Whelen All American Series national title by winning the first of Saturday night’s pair of 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway.

The win in the first race ran Pulliam’s win streak at South Boston Speedway to 10 races in a row and gives him 15 victories for the season at the .4-mile oval.

C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. won the second 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race that was part of Saturday night’s Italian Delight Family Restaurant presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Night racing program.
Pulliam started eighth in the second race after a drawing for an inverted start among the top finishers of the first race and finished seventh.

In winning the first race, Pulliam again avoided the contingent of bounty hunters that were seeking the $2,500 bounty track officials had posted for any driver that could beat Pulliam in the night’s first 75-lap race.

Track Manager Cathy Rice had stipulated that Pulliam must be on the track running at the end of the race in order for the bounty to be collected. Pulliam could have won the bounty himself had he elected to start at the rear of the field and had won the race.

Garrett Campbell of Asheboro, N.C. almost pulled off the win in the first race as he and Pulliam swapped the lead four times before Pulliam took the lead for good with 11 laps to go. The South Boston Speedway points leader pulled away in the last 10 laps of the race and finished 2.231 seconds ahead of Campbell. Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va., Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. rounded out the top five finishers in the 23-car field.

Myatt Snider of Charlotte, N.C. was the runner-up to Falk in the nightcap, finishing 3.596 seconds behind the winner. Frank Deiny Jr. of Ashland, Va., Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. and Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.

Kenseth Wins PASS Super Late Model Race

Ross Kenseth of Mooresville, N.C. won his second PASS Super Late Model Series race in as many tries at South Boston Speedway in 2013 with a win Saturday night in a 100-lap race.

Kenseth, who led a race high 84 laps, passed Jared Irvan of Midland, N.C. on lap 93 and led the rest of the way, with Irvan finishing second ahead of Brandon McReynolds of Charlotte, N.C.

Clete Caywood of Easley, S.C. was fourth, followed by Kyle Grissom of Concord, N.C. and points leader Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C.

The race was delayed 10 times by caution flags.

Maresca wins Limited Sportsman Race

Mike Maresca, of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. won his second Limited Sportsmanship race of the season, but Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs unofficially clinched his second Limited Sportsman Division points title with a runner-up finish in the 50-lap race Saturday night.

Willis qualified on the pole and led for the first 45 laps until Maresca passed him with four laps remaining and held on for the win,
Joey Throckmorton of South Boston, Va. finished third, Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. finished fourth and Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. rounded out the top-five finishers. The race took 17 minutes to complete and was interrupted only once by a caution.

Autry sweeps Pure Stock twin bill

Rookie driver Greg Autry of South Boston, Va. ran his win total in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division to three with a sweep of two 20-lap races Saturday night, but Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. clinched his third Pure Stock points title with second- and third-place finishes in the two races.

Autry qualified on the pole for race one and led for all but two laps, winning by 1.293 seconds over Allred, with Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va. Johnny Layne of Crystal Hill, Va. and Eric Crews of Long Island, Va. rounding out the top-five finishers in a race that took 10 minutes to complete and had one caution flag.

Autry started fifth in race two after a five-car inversion, but passed race leader Stuart Crews on lap12 and led the rest of the way, beating Crews to the finish line by .0655 seconds.

Allred finished third, with Layne and Eric Crews rounding out the top-five finishers. The race took seven minutes to complete and was caution-free.

Crigger wins 10-lap Hornet exhibition race

Jimmy Crigger of Lexington, N.C. won a 10-lap exhibition race for the Hornet Division, a new division comprised of stock four-cylinder racecars.

The Hornets Division will be a new NASCAR racing division at South Boston Speedway in 2014.

Nick Igdalsky of Pocono, Pa., finished second, and Gary Dillard finished third in the exhibition race.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, September 14, when the track hosts its final NASCAR racing event of the season, the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Company NASCAR Championship Night 150.

The GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Company NASCAR Championship Night racing program will start at 7 p.m. and will be headlined by a 150-lap race for the drivers and teams in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division. The five-race card will also include a race for the Limited Sportsman Division and races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the Modified Division and the competitors of 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 GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Company NASCAR Championship Night 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.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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