South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Notches Eighth Win At SBS
May 26, 2013 - updated May 26th, 2013 12:47pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
fended off challenges from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series star Timothy Peters
and former NASCAR national champion Peyton Sellers to win Saturday night’s
Bojangles NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 at South Boston
Pulliam, the reigning NASCAR Whelen All American Series National
Champion, drove away from Sellers over the final 40 laps and edged Sellers by
1.774 seconds to score his eighth win of the season at South Boston Speedway and
his 11th win overall for the season.
Peters, from Danville, Va., finished third with C.E. Falk III of
Virginia Beach, Va. and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. rounding out the top
Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. finished sixth and Patrick Coleman
of Greensboro, N.C. finished seventh. The top seven drivers finished on the lead
Mark Wertz of Virginia Beach, Va., Eric Winslow of Danville, Va.
and Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. completed the top ten
Pulliam led twice in the race for a total of 127 laps, with Peters
leading the other 23 laps of the race.
Peters took the lead from Pulliam on lap 13 on the restart that
followed the race’s first caution period. Pulliam regained the lead on lap 37
and held it the rest of the way.
Sellers passed Peters to grab second place with 40 laps left in the
race. The former South Boston Speedway and NASCAR national champion tried to run
down Pulliam in the late stages of the race but came up
Six cars in the 18-car starting field were involved in a crash in
the second turn on the third lap of the race. All suffered varying amounts of
damage with three drivers that have been top contenders throughout the season,
Bobby McCarty, Dustin Storm and Josh Oakley, unable to continue after the
Pulliam averaged 65.831 mph in winning the
Jones Scores Limited Sportsman Division
Mike Jones of South Boston, Va. picked up his first career Limited
Sportsman Division win in the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division
Jones started on the outside pole and took the lead from pole
winner and division points leader Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. on
the third lap and led the rest of the way. Willis made a run at Jones on the
final lap, diving underneath Jones’ car in the second turn, but Jones was able
to hold off Willis for the win.
Jones’ margin of victory was
Michael Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. finished third with Caleb
Davis of Thaxton, Va. and Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. rounding out the top
Nathan Crews Sweeps Pure Stock Division
Nathan Crews of Long Island, Va. made it a big night by winning
both of the night’s pair of 30-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
The sweep gives Crews three wins for the season.
Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. finished second in both races,
with Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va. finishing third in both
Austin Milam of Ringgold, Va. finished fourth in the first race,
with Greg Autry of South Boston, Va. rounding out the top five finishers in the
Jake Brown of South Boston, Va. finished fourth in the second race,
with Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. completing the top five finishers in the
Ricketts Wins Legendary
Ford Flatheads Racing Association Event
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. took the lead on the
13th lap and sped to victory in the 20-lap race for the competitors
of the Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Bill “Tinker” Daniels of Danville, Va. finished second and Harry
Hale of Wirtz, Va. finished third.
Hale won the trophy for being the top-finishing Sportsman Division
Leach Wins Champ Karts
Matthew Leach of Newport News, Va. took the lead on the last lap
and held on to win the 20-lap Champ Kart race that rounded out the night’s
Aaron Leach of Hampton, Va. finished second, with Charlie Ray Lorah
of Virginia Beach, Va. finishing third.
Next Race At South
Racing action will
return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, June 8, when the stars and the
Super Late Model cars of the Pro All Stars Series return for the second 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.
Twin 75-lap races for
the competitors of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car
Division will share the spotlight with the 150-lap PASS series race. Rounding
out the action is a race for Legends Cars.
The race day 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.
Qualifying 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.
Advance tickets are on
sale for $10 each and may be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office until
5 p.m. Friday, June 7. Adult general admission tickets on race day will be
priced at $15, with kids ages six and under admitted
information about the PASS Super Late Model150 racing program or any other
events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at
telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.