SBS Crowns Four New Division Champions
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - It was championship night when South Boston Speedway hosted the running of Saturday night's Embarq presents Sunoco 150 racing program. And, there was no better way to celebrate the end of the track's points season by crowning new first-time champions in all four of the track's NASCAR racing divisions.
Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. won the night's 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and, in doing so, locked up the division championship. It was Ramsey's second career track championship but it was his first NASCAR track title.
The win was Ramsey's sixth of the season and his third win in a row.
Ramsey entered the race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division with a 31-point lead in the division points standings over second-place driver Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C. Johnson suffered the misfortune of blowing an engine in the day's second round of practice for the Late Model Stock Car Division. With Johnson out of action and the car count being such that there would be no way Johnson could overtake him in the points standings, Ramsey was free to make an all-out run for the race win.
Ramsey got past pole winner Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. on the 27th circuit and took the lead for good, holding off Hill in a five-lap dash to the finish following the race's final caution period to seal the win.
Hill finished second, .633-second behind Ramsey with C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach, Va., Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. and Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Michael Hardin, Owen Miller of Emporia, Va., Scott Marshall, Dude Gibbs of Seaford, Va. and Timothy Nice of Powhatan, Va. completing the top ten finishers.
Ramsey averaged 76.481 mph in the race that took just over 47 minutes to complete.