South Boston Speedway News
Morris Sweeps SBS Twinbill
Jun 19, 2011 - updated Jun 19th, 2011 12:09pm
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South Boston, Va….After having seen his nine-race win streak snapped in the previous event here on June 4, Philip Morris returned to his winning ways here Saturday night, scoring a sweep of the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that headlined the Halifax County Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75s racing program.
The pair of wins gives Morris 11 wins in his 13 starts this season at South Boston Speedway.
In the first 75-lap race, Morris finished 1.018 seconds ahead of runner-up C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. in a 17-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s four caution periods.
Natalie Sather of Fargo, N.D. finished third with Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Va. and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
For much of the second 75-lap race it appeared that there would be a repeat of the top three finishers from the first race. But, with three laps to go, Sather and Falk got together while battling for second place and Falk spun, bringing out the last of the race’s four caution periods.
Sather started on the outside next to Morris on the final restart with three laps to go, but Morris got a good jump on the start and pulled away to a 1.150-second win over Sather. Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va. finished third with Doug Godsey of Richmond, Va. and Sam Hunt of Midlothian, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Falk, who restarted eighth, finished sixth.
Morris led the entire distance in both races. Twenty-four cars started the first race and 21 cars took the green flag for the nightcap.
Snow Takes Limited Sportsman Division Win
Justin Snow of Danville, Va. wrestled the lead away from Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. with six laps to go and edged Willis by .806-second to win Saturday night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
The win was the fourth of the season for Snow, the defending division champion.
Brian Pembelton of Amelia, Va., Aaron Burnett of Debary, Fla. and Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
Snow averaged 53.999 mph in winning the race, which was slowed by a pair of caution periods.
Crews Wins Pure Stock Race
Trey Crews of Halifax, Va. scored his third win of the season here Saturday night, taking the victory in the 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Crews held off Nathan Crews of Long Island, Va. by .177-second, or about two car lengths, in a four-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s six caution periods.
Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. finished third with Jake Brown of South Boston, Va. finishing fourth and Eric Crews of Long Island, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Blair Wins Legendary Flathead Fords Race
Bill Blair of Thomasville, N.C. took the lead on the seventh lap and drove to victory in the 20-lap race for the competitors of the Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Association.
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. and James Rogers of Ridgeway, Va. took second place and third place respectively.
Harry Hale of Wirtz, Va. was the winner in the series’ Sportsman Division. He finished fifth overall in the race.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway will celebrate the Fourth of July with a pre-Fourth Of July celebration on Friday night, July 1 featuring a racing extravaganza and a dazzling fireworks display.
The FindItHere.com NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 racing program on Friday night, July 1 will feature many of the region’s top drivers and race teams in a 200-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars that will pay $5,000 to win.
The action-packed night of racing will also include a 100-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors and a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. A colorful dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display will be held following the last race of the evening.
Advance tickets are priced at $15 each and can be purchased until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Tickets at the gate on race day will be priced at $20 each. Tickets for youth ages 7-12 are priced at $10 each. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
The day’s action will begin with practice from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will begin at 4 p.m. and a Fan Appreciation event will be held trackside from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The first race of the night will start at 7 p.m.
For additional information about the FindItHere.com NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.