South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Runs SBS Win Total To Three
Mar 31, 2013 - updated Mar 31st, 2013 10:26pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. scored
his third win in four starts here by capturing the Easter Bunny NASCAR Late
Model 150 Saturday at South Boston Speedway.
The win didn’t
come easy, however.
2011 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Philip Morris of
Ruckersville, Va. locked horns in a tense side-by-side battle for the top spot
just past the midway point of the race, speeding side-by-side around the .4-mile
oval for the better part of 20 laps before Pulliam took the lead for good on the
Once in front,
Pulliam gradually pulled away, and with no caution flags to slow his pace over
the final 50 laps, he sped to a 2.702-second win.
of South Boston, Va. finished third in what was his best effort since the 2011
season with C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach, Va. and Dustin Storm of Huntingtown,
Md. rounding out the top five finishers.
McCarty of Summerfield, N.C., finished sixth with Ronald Hill of Rougemont,
N.C., Matt McCall of Denver, N.C., Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. and
last year’s South Boston Speedway track champion Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va.
completing the top ten.
The race was a
highly competitive one that saw the lead change hands four times between Pulliam
and Morris. Morris raced his way from his seventh starting spot to battle for
the lead. Falk started 14th in the field and came on strong in the
second half of the race to grab fourth place from Storm with nine laps to
averaged 64.736 mph in the 150-lap race that was slowed by two cautions.
Stallings Takes First Limited Sportsman
Stallings of Danville, Va. started on the pole and led every lap enroute to
winning the day’s caution-free 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division
The win was
the first of the season for Stallings, who snapped a two-race win streak by
Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. with the victory. Stallings edged
Willis, the race runner-up, by 2.884 seconds.
of Red Oak, Va., Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. and Caleb Davis of Thaxton,
Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
averaged 86.800 mph in the race that took only 13 minutes and 49 seconds to
Crews Takes Pure Stock Division Win
of Long Island, Va. scored his first win of the season with a flag-to-flag
victory in the 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race.
The victory by
Crews, which came by a 1.744-second margin over runner-up Joe Allred III of
Scottsburg, Va., snapped a two-race win streak by Allred.
division champion, Trey Crews of Halifax, Va., finished third with Randy Hupp of
Halifax, Va. and Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va. rounding out the top five
Wins Legendary Ford Flatheads Race
Bill Blair of
Thomasville, N.C. took the lead on the first lap and won the 20-lap race for the
competitors of the Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. for the win.
Don Cook of
Mebane, N.C. finished sixth overall in the race, but was the top finisher in the
Sportsman Division ranks.
Next Race At South Boston
One of the
biggest nights of the season is on tap as night racing begins at South Boston
Speedway on Saturday night, April 13, when America’s Hometown Track hosts the 7
p.m. running of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing
A 150-lap race
for the stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will headline
the night’s action, with the region’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late
Model Stock Car Division competitors being featured in twin 75-lap feature
April 13 will
be a big night at South Boston Speedway. In addition to the racing action, the
next class of honorees for the Virginia Motorsports Hall Of Fame will be
inducted during a special pre-race ceremony.
night, one of the most famous cars in NASCAR Modified racing history, the famous
XL-1 (Experimental Lincoln Number One) now owned by former NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series team owner Ray Evernham, will be on display for race fans.
for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors will start at 8:30 a.m.
with registration for NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car
Division teams set for 11:30 a.m.
The Late Model
Stock Car Division drivers will hit the track for its first practice session at
1 p.m., with the Modified drivers getting on the track for their practice at
1:30 p.m. Practice for both divisions will end at 3 p.m.
gates will open at 4 p.m., Late Model Stock Car Division qualifying will start
at 4:15 p.m. and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour drivers will qualify at
autograph session will be held at 6 p.m. The first race of the night will get
the green flag at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale for $10 each, with advance tickets
being available until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Adult general admission
tickets on race day will be priced at $15. Kids six years of age and under will
be admitted free with a paying adult.
For additional information about the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 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.