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Bowling, Oakley split Late Model wins at South Boston Speedway

Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia, won his fifth race of the year in the first of twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stock Car Division at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

Bowling, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points leader and Late Model points leader at South Boston Speedway, won his second pole award of the year with a time of 15.902 seconds and led all but one of 75 laps in a race that had one caution.

Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia, finished second in the first race, with Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina, Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia, and Brandon Pierce of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, rounding out the top-five finishers.

Bowling started sixth after a six-car inversion in the second 75-lap race and got caught up in a multi-car pileup on the opening lap, opening the door for a number of drivers, including Oakley, who was fourth after one lap and gradually moved through the field before passing Sellers for the lead on lap 33.

Oakley led the rest of the way in winning the second race by 2.455 seconds over Sellers, with Thaxton, Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Virginia, and Pierce rounding out the top-five finishers in a race that had two cautions.

Jones claims first Limited win of season

Mike Jones of Halifax, Virginia, passed Joey Throckmorton on lap 47 of a 50-lap race and won his first race of the year in the Limited Sportsman Division.

Jones passed pole sitter Daniel Moss on the opening lap, but Throckmorton, of South Boston, Virginia, and the points leader coming into the race, passed Jones for the lead on the restart following the first of two cautions for the race and led laps 38-40.

Jones returned the favor on lap 41 and held off Bob Davis of Concord, Virginia for the win.

Throckmorton finished in third-place, with Moss, of Danville, Virginia, and David Latour of Advance, North Carolina rounding out the top-five finishers.

Moss captured his first pole of the season with a time of 16.291 seconds.

Layne charges from rear to win Pure Stock race

Johnny Layne elected to start at the rear and came through the field to win his fifth race of the year in the 25-lap Pure Stock race, extending his points lead in the process.

Layne, of Nathalie, Virginia, won the pole and started seventh, passing Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia, on lap 12 and pulling away to the win.

Mayo held on for second-place, with Scott Phillips, of Halifax, Virginia, Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia, and Tyler Conner of Scottsburg, Virginia rounding out the top-five finishers in a race that included one caution.

Layne qualified for the pole with a time of 18.898 seconds, his fifth pole of the season.

Dawson wins Hornets race

Justin Dawson, of Nathalie, Virginia, took home his third win of the season in the 15-lap Hornets Division race, taking the lead on the opening lap and leading the rest of the way.

Kenny Mills of Alton, Virginia, finished second, with Lynn Morris of South Hill, Virginia, Todd Garnett of Drakes Branch, Virginia and Frank Wagner of Nathalie, Virginia, finishing fifth.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, July 30, with the 7 p.m. running of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.

A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will headline the seven-race card. Also on the night’s schedule are twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division and a 20-lap race for the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads series.

Registration and pit gate opens at 2:30 p.m. with practice starting at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 6 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Adult General Admission tickets are $10 each, with youth ages 7-12 admitted for $5 and kids ages six and under being admitted free with a paid adult.

For additional information about the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

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