South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Scores Win At South Boston Speedway
Apr 21, 2013 - updated Apr 21st, 2013 8:07pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
Reigning NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam won
Saturday night’s Mobil 1 Presents NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 to capture his
fifth win in seven starts this season at the .4-mile oval.
Semora, N.C., drove away from the field after the race’s final restart with 12
laps to go, edging runner-up Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md. by 1.816 second to
record his eighth victory overall this season.
of Cluster Springs, Va. finished third with rookie Bobby McCarty of Summerfield,
N.C. and Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. rounding out the top five
2011 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion, Philip Morris of
Ruckersville, Va., waged a tough
battle throughout the race. That battle ended when Morris’ car and a lapped car
driven by Quin Houff of Mount Sidney, Va. made contact and Morris’ car slammed
hard into the wall in the first turn on lap 134.
brought out the race’s final caution flag. The race was subsequently put under
the red flag and stopped to allow track safety crews ample time to clean up
fluids and debris from the mishap.
resumed, Storm made a run at Pulliam for the lead, but Pulliam was able to clear
Storm after a couple of laps and pull away for the win.
averaged 70.095 mph in the race that took 51 minutes and 21 seconds to
Willis Takes Limited
Sportsman Division Win
Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. rallied from his eighth-place starting position to
take the lead from Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. on lap 38 and speed to
victory in the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
The win was
Willis’ third in four starts at South Boston Speedway this season.
of Red Oak, Va. finished second, 2.056 seconds behind Willis, with Stallings
finishing third and Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. and Mark Simpson of
Mosely, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Crews Wins Pure Stock Division Race
of Long Island, Va. took the lead when race leader Nathan Crews encountered
problems with his car and won the caution-plagued 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock
Division race, which was shortened to 23 laps.
Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. by .374-second in a five-lap dash to the
finish that followed the race’s final caution period.
of Long Island, Va., Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. and Nathan Crews of Long Island,
Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Due to the
large number of caution flags for mishaps, the race, despite being cut short,
took just over 42 minutes to complete.
Johnson, Rumburg Split Modified Twinbill
of Mechanicsville, Va. and Tanner Rumburg of Beaverdam, Va. split the night’s
twin 30-lap Modified Division races, with Johnson winning the first race and
Rumburg taking the victory in the nightcap.
With the pair
splitting wins in the twinbill, there are now three different winners in as many
races in the division this season at South Boston Speedway.
of Shiloh, N.C. finished second behind Johnson in the first race with last
year’s division champion, Hunter Slayton of Richmond, Va., finishing
nightcap, Jeff Woods of Vinton, Va. finished second with Mike Johnson of
Midlothian, Va. rounding out the top three finishers.
Next Race At South
Speedway will be idle next week, but NASCAR racing action will return to the
.4-mile oval on Saturday night, May 4, when the track hosts the 7 p.m. running
of the CenturyLink NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program.
A 150-lap race
for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will
headline the five-race program. The night’s schedule also includes twin races
for the Limited Sportsman Division plus races for the Budweiser Pure Stock
Division and the Modified Division.
Pit gates will
open and registration will start at 1 p.m. Practice will run from 3 p.m. until
4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7
admission is $10 with kids ages six and under admitted free.
For additional information about the
CenturyLink NASCAR Whelen 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.