South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Extends SBS Points Lead With Win
Jul 22, 2013 - updated Jul 22nd, 2013 8:41pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
Lee Pulliam had a
166-point lead over Bobby McCarty in his quest for the South Boston Speedway
Late Model Stock Car Division title entering Saturday night’s SVHEC NASCAR Late
Model 150 at South Boston Speedway.
He was able to
add to his sizeable advantage by winning Saturday night’s 150-lap NASCAR Whelen
All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race.
In what was
the most exciting racing of the season, Pulliam raced his way out of a five-car
logjam following the race’s final restart with nine laps to go to score his
11th win of the season at South Boston Speedway and his
17th victory overall for the season.
runner-up, former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton
Sellers of Danville, Va., by a narrow
margin of .401-second to maintain his current lead in the NASCAR Whelen All
American Series national points chase.
of South Boston, Va. finished third with Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va.
and McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. rounding out the top five finishers in the
21-car field. The top five drivers finished on the lead lap.
Ronald Hill of
Rougemont, N.C., Thomas Scott of Mebane, N.C., Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md.,
Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and Bugs Hairfield of Chesterfield, Va. completed
the top ten finishers.
defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, led the race
three times for a total of 11 laps, emerging with the lead for the final time
with five laps to go.
rookie in the division, led twice for a total of 138 laps. In all, there were
five lead changes among three drivers.
averaged 75.322 mph in winning the race that took 47 minutes and 48 seconds to
Stallings takes Limited
Stallings of Danville, Va. scored his third win of the season in Saturday
night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
running third behind race leader Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. and
Mike Maresca of Hannawah Falls, N.Y. when the cars driven by Willis and Maresca
made contact and spun coming off of the fourth turn as they battled for the lead
while racing to the checkered flag on the final lap of the race.
Throckmorton narrowly avoided the mishap and finished second, .191-second behind
Stallings. Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va., G.R. Waldrop of Mosely, Va. and
Willis rounded out the top five finishers. Maresca was credited with a
Allred Doubles Up In The Pure Stock
Joe Allred III
of Scottsburg, Va. made a sweep of the night’s pair of 30-lap races for the
Budweiser Pure Stock Division to run his win total to six for the season.
In the first
race, Allred made an exciting last-lap pass on Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va.
to get the win, He edged Crews by .321-second at the finish line.
of Long Island, Va., Austin Milam of Ringgold, Va. and Bruce Mayo of Halifax,
Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Allred had his
work cut out for him in the nightcap as he had to start sixth as the result of
an inverted start among the top six finishers of the first race. Still, Allred
was able to get past Stuart Crews on the ninth lap and, once in front, he was
able to hold off his challengers in the caution-free race.
finished second with Daniel Crews, Milam and Greg Autry of South Boston, Va.
rounding out the top five finishers in the second race.
Next Race At South Boston
returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, August 3, when “America’s
Hometown Track” hosts the Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s
Gazette-Virginian NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75’s racing program will get the
green flag at 7 p.m. and 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 a race for the competitors of
the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
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
Gazette-Virginian 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.