South Boston Speedway News
PULLIAM SCORES BIG IN “200” AT SBS
Jul 5, 2013 - updated Jul 5th, 2013 12:32pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
continued his domination of South Boston Speedway’s mid-summer Fourth of July
racing extravaganza here Thursday night, winning the Dr. and Mrs. Maresca of St.
Lawrence Radiology Presents Sellers Construction 200.
the lead from race leader Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. on lap 165 and drove
away from the field, edging eventual runner-up Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va.
by 4.55 seconds in the 200-lap
NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race.
Pulliam’s tenth of the season at South Boston Speedway, was worth $5,000. This
marks the third season in a row that Pulliam has won South Boston Speedway’s
pre-Fourth of July race. Due to a rainout of the race on Wednesday night, this
marked the first time that the race was held on July 4.
entered the race tied with Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. for the lead in the
NASCAR Whelen All American Series national points race. With the win, Pulliam
regained the national points lead as McCaskill struggled to a
The race was a
competitive one, with four lead changes among five drivers. Pulliam led the race
only once, for the final 35 laps, taking the lead from Oakley after rallying
from fourth place on an invert for the restart of the race after the 10-minute
finished third, former South Boston Speedway and NASCAR Whelen All American
Series national champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. finished fourth and
former South Boston Speedway and multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series
national champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. rounded out the top five
World Truck Series star Timothy Peters of Danville, Va., Bobby McCarty of
Summerfield, N.C., Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., Austin Thaxton of
Cluster Springs, Va. and McCaskill rounded out the top 10 finishers.
averaged 59.407 mph in the race that was slowed by two caution periods that
consumed eight laps.
Wins 100-Lap Limited Sportsman Race
Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. fended off Michael Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. in
a two-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s three
caution periods to win Thursday night’s 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division
The win was
Willis’ fifth of the season at the .4-mile oval.
third in the race, and battled Maresca hard for the top spot over the final 60
laps of the race. Maresca successfully fended off Willis until Willis managed to
wrestle the lead away on lap 67.
Once in front,
Willis led the rest of the race, which was extended to 106 laps in order to
accommodate a green-white-checkered finish, but not without a fight from
of Clarksville, Va., Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. and Caleb Davis of
Thaxton, Va. completed the top five finishers.
averaged 64.255 mph in the race that was slowed by three caution periods for 19
Wins 50-Lap Pure Stock Division Race
III of Scottsburg, Va. grabbed the lead from Nathan Crews of Long Island, Va. on
the fourth lap and led the rest of the way to win Thursday night’s 50-lap race
for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
The win was
Allred’s fourth victory of the season. Along with allowing Allred to extend his
lead in the division points race, the win gives Allred the most wins in the
division thus far this season.
of Long Island, Va. finished second, .388-second behind Allred after a close
late-race battle with Allred for the win. Austin Milam of Ringgold, Va. finished
third, with Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. and Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Va. rounding
out the top five finishers.
Race At South Boston Speedway
returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, July 13, when “America’s
Hometown Track” hosts the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s racing
Starting at 7
p.m., the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s racing program will be headlined by
twin 75-lap races for the drivers and teams in the NASCAR Whelen All American
Series Late Model Stock Car Division. The five-race card will also include races
for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the
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
NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s 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.