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Huge Late Model Purse, Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Highlight Saturday Night’s South Boston Schedule

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (August 23, 2018) – With two races to go in the 2018 racing season there remain many unknowns, with close points races in most all divisions.

There are a few certainties headed into Saturday night’s Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt Late Model 100, though.

We know for sure there will be a lot of money on the line with Italian Delight Family Restaurant adding $2,000 to the Late Model winner’s purse, along with other bonuses spread throughout all divisions Saturday night. The winner of the Late Model race will pocket $5,000.

We know there will be lots of action with seven races in five divisions, including a 100-lapper for the Late Model stocks, twin 25-lappers for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin 15-lappers for the Mod 4 Division, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.

And we know the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame, housed at South Boston Speedway, will grow by three members. The induction ceremony will be held on the track at 6:30 p.m. during prerace festivities.

Current members of the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame are Paul Radford, David Blankenship, Joe Henry Thurman, Earl Brooks, Wendell Scott, Ray Hendrick, H. Clay Earles, Paul Sawyer, Junie Dunlavey, Leonard Wood, Glen Wood, Eddie Crouse, E.B. “Buck” Wilkins, Dave Blount, Sonny Hutchins, Wayne Patterson, Tommy Ellis, Runt Harris, Jimmy Hensley and Rick Hendrick.

The tightest points race headed into Saturday’s action is in the Pure Stock Division where Daniel Shelton has a narrow 14-point, 277-263 edge over Johnny Layne Jr.

The battle is also close in the Limited Sportsman Division, with Trey Crews holding a 25-point lead over Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton. But with twin 25-lap races on tap, there’s the chance for a big point swing.

Despite winning eight times this season, Philip Morris trails Peyton Sellers, who has two wins, by 63 points with Saturday’s 100-lapper and twin 75-lappers on September 8 the only races remaining in the 2018 season.

Dennis Holdren, winner of every Mod 4 race this season, has a 31-point lead in that division over Cory Dunn. But again, with twin races for the division, there could be a big point swing.

Cameron Jarrell holds almost a 50-point lead in the Hornets Division.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with qualifying at 6 and the green flag falling at 7.

Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and under will be admitted free.

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