South Boston Speedway News
The Hunt is on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
Jul 17, 2013 - updated Jul 17th, 2013 8:11pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
The hunt begins
Saturday night at South Boston Speedway — bounty hunting, that
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American
Series national champion Lee Pulliam has been dominant at South Boston Speedway
throughout the 2013 season.
In amassing a substantial lead in the
chase for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division
championship at America’s Hometown Track, Pulliam has reeled off 10
Overall for the campaign, Pulliam, who
is chasing a second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All American Series national
crown, has piled up 16 triumphs.
Therefore, speedway officials have
announced that a $500 bounty will be placed on Pulliam this weekend during the
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model 150 racing
South Boston Speedway General Manager
Cathy Rice announced the $500 bounty this week. Any driver who can score a
victory over Pulliam can collect the bounty.
Rice noted that Pulliam must still be
competing at the end of the race for a driver to claim the bounty, and she added
that Pulliam can also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of
the field and attempt to work his way to the front to score his 11th victory of
the campaign on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt
The 150-lap NASCAR Whelen All American
Late Model Stock Car Division race is one of four action-packed events slated
Saturday as part of the SVHEC NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program. The first of
the four events will get underway at 7 p.m.
The Limited Sportsman Division will also
be in action Saturday night, and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division competitors
will battle it out in twin races this weekend.
While Pulliam owns a whopping lead in
the Late Model Stock Car Division standings, Bobby McCarty sits in second place.
He is 26 points ahead of former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series
national champion Philip Morris.
Austin Thaxton owns the fourth-place
spot in the standings, but he is only two points ahead of fifth-place Dustin
Danny Willis Jr. continues to lead the
way in the chase for the Limited Sportsman Division
Garrett Bunch is second in the Limited
Sportsman ranks. He is 15 points ahead of third-place Tommy Peregoy. Blake
Stallings is fourth in the standings and has only a one-point edge over
fifth-place Michael Maresca.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division,
Joe Allred has opened an 18-point edge over second-place Stuart Crews in the
battle for the championship.
Austin Milam is third in the standings,
14 points behind Crews and 14 points ahead of fourth-place Randy
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m.
and practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5
p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing
will roll off at 5:30 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and
children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid
For more information visit the track's website or
phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.