South Boston Speedway News
Rain Washes Out Sunoco 150 At SBS
Aug 7, 2011 - updated Aug 7th, 2011 9:46am
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va --
South Boston, Va….. A mid-evening thunderstorm washed out all but one race of Saturday night’s five-race Sunoco Late Model 150 racing program at South Boston Speedway.
Three-time former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. scored his 11th pole win of the season and was leading Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Va. by about four car lengths when rain began falling on the 32nd lap.
Former South Boston Speedway track champion Brandon Butler of Sutherland, Va. and Matt Waltz of Newport News, Va. were running third and fourth respectively when the race was stopped.
Track NASCAR officials put out the caution flag four laps later as the rain picked up in intensity and stopped the race on lap 39. Drivers were called back to their cars twice, but on each occasion rain began falling again, ultimately forcing track officials to end the night’s action.
In the one race that was completed Saturday night, Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. drove to victory in the 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race. The win was McCarty’s third of the season.
Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. scored his first pole win of the season and finished second to McCarty in a 14-lap green-flag sprint to the finish that followed the race’s final caution flag. Thaxton trailed McCarty by .805 second at the finish.
Brian Pembelton of Amelia, Va. and division points leader Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. were involved in a multi-car mishap on the first lap of the race but rallied to finish third and fourth respectively. J.D. Eversole of Richmond, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
In addition to the Sunoco Late Model 150, the night’s scheduled pair of 30-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the 25-lap race for the Southern Vintage Modified Division were also rained out.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, Aug. 13 with the 7 p.m. running of the American National Presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Night Late Model 150 racing program.
Five action-packed races will be featured as part of the evening’s racing action with a 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the action. Twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division and races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modified Division are also slated as part of the night’s action.
Practice will go 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 youth ages 7-12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Rain checks from the rained out Aug. 6 event will be honored at this event only.
For additional information about the American National Presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Night Late Model 150 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.
It’s Official - Monster Trucks Coming To SBS
A big Monster Truck Show will be held at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, October 1, featuring the legendary Grave Digger and Big Foot, as well as popular trucks Toro Loco, Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Higher Education and Triple X.
Advance tickets priced at $15 each are now on sale at the Speedway office. Fans can also purchase Pit Passes to get up close to the trucks and the track. Fans that purchase a Pit Pass will be able to ride in a Monster Truck and meet the drivers.
Fans should keep an eye on the speedway’s website for additional details.