South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Edges Morris For SBS Win
Jun 16, 2013 - updated Jun 16th, 2013 12:26pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pulliam Edges Morris For
Win At SBS
Lee Pulliam continued his recent win streak at South Boston Speedway
Saturday night, fending off former multi-time NASCAR national champion Philip
Morris to win the NASCAR Whelen Night Late Model 150.
Using a lapped
car much like a basketball player would use a pick, Pulliam swept by Morris on
the 97th lap as Morris got pinned in behind a lapped car, and then held
off Morris in an 18-lap dash to the finish that followed the race’s only caution
period to clinch the win.
in the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division
race was his ninth of the season at the .4-mile oval and his 13th
overall for the season. His margin of victory over Morris was .732
Josh Oakley of
Rougemont, N.C. finished third after taking the position away from Dustin Storm
of Huntingtown, Md. on the 88th circuit. Storm finished fourth and
Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. finished fifth.
of South Boston, Va., Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va., Matt Bowling of
Ridgeway, Va., Patrick Coleman of Greensboro, N.C. and Dennis Holdren of
Roanoke, Va. completed the top 10 finishers.
averaged 81.388 mph in the race that took 44 minutes and 13 seconds to
Willis, Stallings Split
Limited Sportsman Division Twinbill
Speedway Limited Sportsman Division points leader Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster
Springs, Va. and Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. each scored a win in Saturday
night’s twin 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division races.
Willis led all
50 laps in scoring a flag-to-flag win in the opening race to record his fourth
victory of the season. He started fifth in the second race after a drawing for
an inverted start among the top finishers of the first race, grabbed second
place from Garrett Bunch with seven laps to go, but trailed Stallings by 2.760
seconds at the finish.
Mike Jones of
South Boston, Va. finished as the runner-up to Willis in the first race.
However, his car failed to pass a post-race inspection by track NASCAR
officials. As a result, Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. was awarded second place,
with J.D. Eversole of Chesterfield, Va., Stallings, and Bunch, a
Front Royal, Va. resident, rounding out the top five finishers.
In the second
race, Stallings took the lead from Bunch on the fourth lap and drove away from
the field to score his second win of the season. Willis finished second and
Bunch finished third, with Eversole
and Peregoy rounding out the top five finishers.
Crews Takes Pure Stock
of Long Island, Va. started on the pole and every lap enroute to a flag-to-flag
win in the 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
however, failed to pass a post-race inspection by track NASCAR officials. As a
result, race runner-up Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. was awarded the win,
giving him his third victory of the season.
of Long Island, Va. was awarded second place, with Johnny Layne of Crystal Hill,
Va. finishing third in the final rundown. Daniel Crews of Long Island, Va. and Eric Crews of Long
Island, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Next Race At South Boston
action returns to South Boston Speedway on Wednesday night, July 3, with South
Boston Speedway hosting its spectacular annual pre-Fourth of July racing
extravaganza, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 racing program.
Whelen Late Model 200 racing program, which starts at 7 p.m., features the
longest and richest races of the points season for South Boston Speedway’s three
top racing divisions.
A 200-lap race
for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division paying
$5,000 to the winner will headline the night’s racing action. Also on the
program are a 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race and a 50-lap race for the
drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
night’s racing action, fans will be treated to a dazzling Fourth of July
fireworks display that is annually one of the biggest and best in the
start at 1:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3:30 p.m. The first race will
start at 7 p.m.
general admission tickets are priced at $15 each and may be purchased at the
speedway office through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Adult general admission
tickets on race day are priced at $20 each. Youths ages 7-12 will be admitted
for $10 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under will be
admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For additional information about the
July 3 NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 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.