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6.4.17

McCarty Wins NASCAR Late Model 100 At South Boston Speedway

Bobby McCarty became the second driver to pick up multiple wins at South Boston Speedway this season with a victory in Saturday night’s NASCAR Late Model 100.

The Summerfield, North Carolina resident took the lead from former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion and South Boston Speedway NASCAR Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia on lap 59 and sped to a 4.281-second win win over Sellers in the 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race to score his second win of the season at the .4-mile oval.

Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia finished third after being edged by Sellers in a torrid battle for second place over the final 10 laps of the race. Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia finished fourth and Stuart Crews of Long Island, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.

Raymond Pittman III of Amelia, Virginia, Charles Barnes of Chase City, Virginia, Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standout and 2004 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division Champion Timothy Peters of Danville, Virginia, and Woody Ellington of Powhatan, Virginia rounded out the top ten finishers.

The race was slowed by two caution periods that consumed eight laps.


Crews, Elliott Split Wins In Limited Sportsman Division Twinbill

Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia and Chris Elliott of Bullock, North Carolina split wins in Saturday night’s pair of 25-lap NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division races.

Crews started on the pole and led the entire distance in the opening race, but not without having to break out of a battle with Mike Jones of South Boston, Virginia and David Latour of Clemmons, North Carolina on a restart on the 12th lap of the race.

Jones kept the pressure on Crews the rest of the race, but Crews prevailed, edging Jones by .742-second to score his second win of the season. Latour finished third, Elliott finished fourth and Barry Beggarly Jr. of Providence, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers.

With the top four finishers of the first race being inverted for the start of the second race, Elliott found himself on the pole and took full advantage of the opportunity.

Elliott took the lead at the outset and withstood challenges from Jones and Latour on restarts that followed a pair of caution periods to earn his first career victory at South Boston Speedway.

Jones finished second, .779-second behind Elliott to score his second runner-up finish of the night and Latour followed in third place, giving him two third-place finishes for the night. Crews finished fourth and Eric Winslow of Pelham, North Carolina finished fifth.


Walker Scores A Sweep In Pure Stock Division Twinbill

North Carolina State University student Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, Virginia enjoyed a big night, sweeping the night’s pair of 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Walker’s sweep of the night’s two races gives him three wins in the season’s first five races.

Walker started third in the first race, took the lead when race leader Quincy Adkins of Danville, Virginia experienced a mechanical issue with his car with two laps left in the race, and edged Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia by .623-second to pick up the victory.

Randy Hupp of Halifax, Virginia, Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Virginia and Tyler Conner of Scottsburg, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the first race.

Walker was awarded the win in the second race after apparent winner Johnny Layne was penalized by NASCAR track officials for rough driving following an incident involving he and Mayo on the last lap of the race.

Hupp finished second with Adkins, Jimmy Wade of Halifax, Virginia and Conner rounding out the top five finishers.


Crute Wins Hornets Division Race

Tyler Crute of Alton, Virginia wrestled the lead away from Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia with two laps to go and edged Dawson to win the 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.

The win was Crute’s third win of the season.

Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia finished third, with Simon Jones Jr. of South Boston, Virginia and Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers in the race that featured two lead changes among three drivers.


Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, June 17 with the Halifax Insurance Presents Whelen NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

The action starts at 7 p.m., with the five-race card being highlighted by twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.

The night’s schedule also includes a 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

Registration and pit gates open at 2:30 p.m., practice runs from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For additional information about the Halifax Insurance NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Mike Smith
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msmith@southbostonspeedway
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