South Boston Speedway News
Morris Back In Victory Lane At SBS, July 16 2011
Jul 17, 2011 - updated Jul 17th, 2011 11:21am
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Morris Back In Victory Lane At SBS
South Boston, VA
Philip Morris continued his season-long domination of South Boston Speedway Saturday night by winning the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model 150.
The win was the 12th of the season for Morris at South Boston Speedway and gives him 12 wins in the 15 races run at the .4-mile oval this season.
Morris, a former South Boston Speedway NASCAR track champion and three-time former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, edged Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. by 2.238 seconds in a 34-lap green-flag sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s four caution periods. The runner-up finish was Anderson’s best effort of the season to date.
Former South Boston Speedway and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. finished third, with C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. and Natalie Sather of Fargo, N.D. rounding out the top five finishers.
Kyle Waltz of Newport News, Va., Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Va., Julia Landauer of New York City, N.Y., Matt Waltz of Newport News, Va. and Jonathan Smith of Rocky Mount, Va. rounded out the top ten finishers in the 20-car field.
Morris led all but two laps of the 150-lap race and successfully fended off bids by Anderson on restarts that followed caution periods.
Morris averaged 70.917 mph in the race that took 50 minutes and 45 seconds to complete. The race was slowed by four caution periods that consumed a total of 18 laps.
Willis Awarded Limited Sportsman Division Win
Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. did not cross the finish line first in Saturday night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, but took home the winner’s trophy nevertheless.
Willis was the runner-up to apparent race winner Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. on the track, but was awarded the win by NASCAR track officials after McCarty’s car failed to pass a post-race inspection.
For Willis, the win was his fourth of the season, tying him with Justin Snow of Danville, Va. for the most wins in the division this season. It also unofficially vaulted him into the division points lead.
The revised finishing order put Brian Pembelton of Amelia, Va. in second place with Blake Stallings of Danville, Va., Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. and Snow rounding out the top five finishers.
Allred Sweeps Pure Stock Division Twinbill
Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. had a big night in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, sweeping the night’s pair of 30-lap races for the division’s competitors.
Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va. and Trey Crews of Halifax, Va. finished second and third respectively in both of the 30-lap races.
Chris Crosby of Raleigh, N.C. and Jake Brown of South Boston. Va. finished fourth and fifth respectively in the first 30-lap race. Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. and Nathan Crews of Long Island, Va. rounded out the top five finishers in the second race.
Allred led every lap in both races enroute to expanding his win total for the season to seven victories.
Donnie Lacks Wins Southern Vintage Modified Race
Donnie Lacks of Goode, Va. grabbed the lead on the first lap and went on to win the 25-lap race for the Southern Vintage Modified Division.
The win was Lacks’ first of the season here and it made him the third different winner in the six races run in the division here thus far this season.
Johnny Stovall of Madison, N.C. finished third with Jeff Guill of Madison Heights, Va. and Jeff Whitt rounding out the top five finishers.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, July 23, with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.
Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headline the six-race program. Also included on the night’s program are races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the regional touring Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Association. Also on the card is a race for the IMCA-Style Modifieds.
Practice will go Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the first race will start at 7 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
For additional information about the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Twin 75’s 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.
Watch For Monster Trucks
Race fans should keep a close watch for big news in the near future from South Boston Speedway. Track officials are close to finalizing the details for a big Monster Truck Show at the speedway on Saturday, October 1, featuring Grave Digger and Big Foot. A formal announcement will be forthcoming soon.