Snow Dominates in Limited Sportsman Season Finale
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - . Justin Snow of Danville, Va. did everything there was to do here at South Boston Speedway this season.
Snow won the NASCAR Limited Sportsman division championship and led the division in wins, pole wins and laps led.
Saturday at South Boston Speedway Snow added the icing to what has already been a huge season.
Snow started on the pole and led 166 of 200 laps to win the 200-lap NASCAR Limited Sportsman division race that highlighted the Emergency Services Day event at South Boston Speedway.
The win, Snow's 11th of the season, came by one of the largest margins of the season.
The Danville, Va. driver was a half a lap ahead of the field, but slowed on the final lap and cruised under the checkered flag eight seconds ahead of runner-up Billy Myers of Hurt, Va., a three-time former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Limited Sportsman division champion.
Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., the 2004 South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman division champion and the runner-up to Snow this season, finished third with Steve Collins of Clover, Va. and Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. rounding out the top five finishers.
Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va., Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va., Kenny Bowes of Danville, Va., Bill Moshenek of Providence, N.C. and Jason Pittman of Chester, Va. rounded out the top ten finishers in the 21-car field.
For Snow, who pocketed $3,500 for his day's work, the race was little more than a leisurely Saturday afternoon drive.
Snow started on the pole and led until the mandatory 10-minute break at the 100-lap mark, pulling away from his closest challengers, Peregoy, Cole and Bailey, by as much as a half a lap.
A caution flag that came at lap 85 erased Snow's half a lap lead but he had no trouble getting a good jump on the restart and holding the top spot until the caution flag waved again, this time to signify the halfway break.
With the top six cars inverted for the restart, Snow found himself mired in traffic on the restart that came with Collins in front with Myers, Bailey, Cole and Peregoy ahead of him.
Still, Snow had little trouble getting back to the front.
Snow needed only 35 laps to get back into the lead. With no caution flags to close up the field, he literally ran away from the field.
He eventually stretched his lead out to a half a lap and, with no pressure coming from anywhere, he backed off on the final circuit and coasted across the finish line to complete his most dominant win of the season.
"These guys out here are great competitors," Snow said.
"It's almost a bad thing to say I was just cruising and taking it easy. The car was absolutely perfect. We really had a dominant car. I couldn't have asked for it to have been better in any way. It doesn't happen very often. You have to cherish it while it lasts."
Snow averaged 59.816 mph in the race that was slowed by five caution periods.