Smith, Johnson Split SBS LMSC Twinbill
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. and Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. split wins here Saturday night in the twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races that headlined the Halifax County Business Appreciation Night racing program at South Boston Speedway.
Smith started on the pole in the first race and led the entire race, holding off Johnson and third-place finisher Stacy Puryear of South Boston, Va. down the stretch. His margin of victory over Johnson was 1.209 second.
The win was Smith's first victory of the season at South Boston Speedway.
Kenny Forbes of Bullock, N.C. finished fourth with defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Johnson returned to Victory Lane with a flag-to-flag win in the nightcap, holding off Smith and Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. in a three-lap sprint to the finish that followed the race's final caution period.
The win gave Johnson, the points lead in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division at South Boston Speedway, four wins in his six starts this season at South Boston Speedway.
Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. finished fourth in the nightcap with Puryear finishing fifth.
Smith averaged 79.074 mph in winning the first race. Johnson averaged 59.864 mph in winning the second race.