South Boston Speedway News
Peters Wins CenturyLink 150 At SBS
May 5, 2013 - updated May 5th, 2013 3:24pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C. held
off rookie Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. in a five-lap dash to the finish
to win Saturday night’s CenturyLink 150 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late
Model Stock Car Division race at South Boston Speedway.
of victory was .410-second.
The win was
Peters’ first victory at South Boston Speedway since 2004, the season in which
he won the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model
Stock Car Division championship.
Peters had his
hands full in the late stages of the race as two cautions in the final 15 laps
kept the field tightly bunched. The pair of cautions allowed McCarty, former
NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Philip Morris, Dustin Storm
and Thomas Scott to stay in contention for the win.
With two laps
to go, Scott dove to the inside of Morris and Storm to grab third place, and
held on to finish third, his best career finish at South Boston
Ruckersville, Va., finished fourth and Storm, of Huntingtown, Md. finished
of Mechanicsville, Va., Patrick Coleman of Greensboro, N.C., Bugs Hairfield of
Chesterfield, Va., Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and Bruce Anderson of South
Boston, Va. rounded out the top ten finishers.
2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Semora,
N.C. waged a hard-fought battle for the top spot early. Pulliam was leading the
race when a wheel hub broke, causing his car to spin and crash hard into the
outside wall in the second turn on lap 63 of the 150-lap race. Pulliam was
credited with a 12th-place finish.
The pair had
swapped the lead three times before Pulliam’s crash.
averaged 62.630 mph in winning the race, which was slowed by five caution
Maresca, Bunch split wins in Limited Sportsman Division
Maresca of Hannawah Falls, N.Y. and Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. split wins
in the night’s pair of 50-lap NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division
Maresca and Bunch, the wins were their first of the season.
In the first
race, Maresca held off Joey Throckmorton of South Boston, Va. in a seven-lap
dash to the finish that followed the race’s final caution period, edging
Throckmorton by .338-second.
of Red Oak, Va., Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. and division points leader
Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. completed the top five finishers in the
nightcap, Bunch fended off a charge by Willis in the closing laps, edging Willis
by .373-second. Maresca finished third, Stallings finished fourth and Peregoy
rounded out the top five finishers.
wins wild Pure Stock Division race
In a race in
which just about anything that could happen did, Greg Autry of South Boston,
Va., making his first career start, emerged as the winner of the night’s 30-lap
Pure Stock Division race.
Autry won the
race with his car spinning backwards across the finish line after contact with
the car driven by Nathan Crews as they and Austin Milam sped to the checkered
second as Autry’s car slammed hard into the inside wall on the frontstretch
after taking the checkered flag. Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Va. finishing third,
Jimmy Wade of Halifax, Va. taking fourth place and Vic Ingram of Danville, Va.
rounding out the top five finishers.
wins Modified Division race
of Shiloh, N.C. took the lead from Mike Johnson of Midlothian, Va. on lap 17 and
drove to victory in the night’s 50-lap Modified Division race.
of Beaverdam, Va., Chris Johnson of Mechanicsville, Va., Hunter Slayton of
Richmond, Va. and Tanner Aman rounded out the top five finishers.
Race At South Boston Speedway
will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, May 11, when the stars and
the Super Late Model cars of the Pro All Stars Series make the first of their
three stops at South Boston Speedway this season for the 7 p.m. running of the
PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.
competitors of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car
Division will share the spotlight with the PASS series, as they will compete in
twin 75-lap races. Rounding out the action is a race for Legends
schedule calls for registration to begin and pit gates to open at 12 noon, with
practice to run from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open and ticket
sales will start at 4:30 p.m.
time trials will start at 4:30 p.m. A Fan Appreciation event will be held
trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies will start at 6:45
p.m., with the first race of the night starting at 7 p.m.
tickets are on sale for $10 each and may be purchased at the South Boston
Speedway office until 5 p.m. Friday, May 10. Adult general admission tickets on
raceday will be priced at $15, with kids ages six and under admitted
For additional information about the PASS
Super 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.