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Bowling, Pulliam split Late Model wins at South Boston Speedway

Points leader Matt Bowling and his nearest competitor, Lee Pulliam split wins in the CenturyLink Presents Whelen Night NASCAR Late Model twin 75-lap races Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

Pulliam, of Alton, Virginia passed pole sitter Tony Keen on lap 24 and led the rest of the way in the first 75-lapper, winning his fifth race of the season by 1.774 seconds over Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina, with Bowling, of Ridgeway, Virginia, Keen, of Martinsville, Virginia and Austin Thaxton of South Boston rounding out the top-five finishers.

Keen qualified on the pole with a time of 15.803 seconds (91.122 MPH) in a caution-free race.

Thaxton started on the pole after a five-car inversion in race two, but Pulliam passed for the lead on lap 23 and led until lap 28 when he went to the pits with an equipment issue.

Bowling inherited the lead and held it the rest of the way for his second win of the year, winning by3.564 seconds over Keen, with Thaxton, Dennis Holdren of Roanoke and Juan Garcia rounding out the top-five finishers in a race that included three cautions.
Pulliam finished 13th in race two.

Crews pulls away to Limited win

Halifax driver Trey Crews won his second win in a row and second of the season in the 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.

Crews won the pole with a time of 16.048 seconds (89.269 MPH) and led the entire way, beating Cluster Springs driver and division points leader Danny Willis Jr. by 3.670 seconds.

J.D. Eversole of Richmond, Joey Throckmorton of South Boston and Calvin Meadows of Martinsville rounded out the top-five finishers in a race that was delayed three times by cautions.

Babb sweeps 25-lap Modified Division race wins

Robbie Babb of Chesapeake, Virginia swept a pair of 25-lap Modified Division wins Saturday night.

Babb, who captured the pole with a time of 88.927 seconds, finished ahead of Matt Slye of Williamsburg, Virginia, with defending champion Jimmy Humblet of Shiloh, North Carolina, points leader Mike Rudy of Prince George, Virginia and Shawn Balluzzo of Hampton, Virginia rounding out the top-five cars in a caution-free race one.

Babb started behind Slye in a two-car inversion for race two, but he passed for the lead on lap 10 and led the rest of the race, winning by 2.214 seconds over Slye, who was second in points coming into the night.

Humblet, Rudy and Kyle Wood of Powhatan, Virginia rounded out the top-five drivers in race two, which included one caution.

Stuart Crews captures win in Pure Stock race

Long Island driver Stuart Crews closed the gap on points leader Greg Autry with his second win of the season in the 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race.

The race winner qualified on the pole with a time of 18.177 seconds (79.221 MPH) and led the entire way in a race delayed one time by a caution flag.

Autry, of South Boston came home second, with Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Eric Crews of Long Island and Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction rounding out the top-five finishers.

Winslow wins again in Hornets race

Points leader Eric Winslow of Pelham, North Carolina took home his fourth win of the season in the 15-lap Hornets Division race, finishing ahead of Todd Garnett of Drake’s Branch, Virginia.

Kenny Mills of South Boston, Virginia, second in points coming into the race, was third.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, August 1 for the 7 p.m. running of the “Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt” NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.

Seven races will be featured for the night, with twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the action. Twin 25-lap races for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors, twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division round out the night’s action.

Registration and pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with practice going from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. The first of the night’s seven races 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 2015 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 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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