McCaskill scores his second Late Model win of season Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — "How about that high line?"
Those were some of the first words out of Deac McCaskill's mouth Saturday night after he won the 150-lap Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division race at South Boston Speedway.
The event was the featured attraction of the Charles Anderson Lawn Care present Ladies' Night race program.
The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series triumph was the second of the season for McCaskill at America's Hometown Track.
The Raleigh, N.C. driver started sixth in the 23-car field, but had worked his way into the lead position after only 42 trips around the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
During his surge to the front, McCaskill made most of his passes using the outside line on the track.
"I like that outside line," McCaskill said. "The quickest way around this place is the bottom line, but I can build so much momentum up when I use the high side."
Outside pole sitter Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. grabbed the lead on the opening circuit and stayed in front until McCaskill made his pass. Despite making several side-by-side bids to regain the lead, Sellers had to settle for a second-place finish.
Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. earned his first pole position of the season and motored to a third-place run to remain second behind Sellers in the chase for the track's championship.
Perhaps the most impressive run of the evening came from fourth-place finishing Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va., who qualified 23rd for the race, but battled into the top five by the end of the night.
Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. was fifth for the event, while Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. was sixth. David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. was seventh and was followed in the top 10 by Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. in eighth, Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. in ninth and Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. in 10th.
The race was slowed by four caution periods, the last of which set up a 16-lap shootout to the checkered flag.
Several top contenders experienced woes during the race and had to head to the pits during the event. They included Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. (21st), Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. (23rd), Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. (20th), David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C. (16th) and Keven Wood of Stuart, Va. (18th).