Strutmasters.Com 150: Dickerson captures first-ever Late Model Stock Car victory in Strutmasters.com 150 at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Jason Dickerson has been close before. Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, the Ruckersville, Va. wasn't just close. He was a winner.
Dickerson drove the only Ford in the 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division to victory lane in the featured attraction of the Strutmasters.com 150. Dickerson started from the pole position in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series event and was only challenged in the race when the caution flag flew on four different occasions.
Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. started seventh in the 19-car field and slipped to 11th place at the midpoint of the race when he spun coming out of turn two to bring out the third yellow flag of the night. Cash didn't throw the towel in, however. He battled back through the pack, made a pass for second place on lap 135 and then held on for a runner-up finish in the unofficial rundown.
Cash's second-place showing, along with a sixth-place run by Jon Denning of Springfield, N.J., vaulted Cash atop the division point standings after three of 19 events. Cash thus far this season has two second-place runs and a third-place finish at America's Hometown Track.
Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. started fourth in the field and finished in third place after challenging Dickerson for the lead following the race's final caution period.
Speedy Faucette of Mebane, N.C. garnered a fourth-place run in the event and was followed in the top five by 17-year-old Cliff Daniels of Smithfield, Va.
Denning, who was involved in a late-race accident with Nick Smith of Hampton, Va., posted a sixth-place run. Denning and Smith were battling for second place when the two went spinning on lap 119.
Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. was seventh in the race and was followed by Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. in the eighth-place spot. Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. garnered a ninth-place finish for the night and was the final driver on the lead lap, while Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C., who was one lap down at the end, rounded out the top 10 performers.