South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam Sweeps Gazette-Virginian Late Model Twin 75’s
Aug 6, 2013 - updated Aug 6th, 2013 12:07pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
South Boston, Va. NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series national points leader Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. once
again thwarted a posse of bounty hunters, sweeping the pair of 75-lap NASCAR
Late Model Stock Car Division races of Saturday night’s Gazette-Virginian Late
Model Twin 75’s at South Boston Speedway.
The two wins ran Pulliam’s win total at South Boston Speedway to
13, and improved his season win total to 20
Last week South Boston Speedway officials posted a $1,000 bounty
for any driver that could beat Pulliam in the night’s first 75-lap NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race, with the stipulation
that Pulliam had to be on the track competing at the end of the race in order
for the bounty to be collected.
Pulliam started on the pole in the opening race and led from flag
to flag, pulling away from his closest challengers, Deac McCaskill of Raleigh,
N.C. and Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va. in a 23-lap dash to the finish that
followed the race’s final caution period to get the
Pulliam’s margin of victory over McCaskill was 1.851
Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. finished fourth and Josh
Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers in the 24-car
On July 20, competitors had a shot at a $500 bounty track officials
had put on Pulliam that night, but the current South Boston Speedway points
leader won that night, leading track officials to increase the bounty for this
Pulliam had to start seventh in the second race as the result of a
drawing to determine how many cars would be inverted for the start of the second
race. But, he didn’t need a great deal of time to get back to the front of the
The South Boston Speedway points leader took the lead from Oakley
on lap 17 and held on the rest of the way to pick up the win. McCaskill, who
grabbed second place from Bowling on lap 67, finished second, 1.858 second
Thaxton finished third, Myatt Snider of Charlotte, N.C., took fourth place and
Bowling rounded out the top five finishers.
The race had two lead changes among three
Pulliam averaged 56.922 mph in the first race that took 31 minutes
and 37 seconds to complete. He averaged 65.237 mph in the second race, which
took 27 minutes and 25 seconds to complete.
Willis Returns To
Division points leader Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. won
the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race and ran his win total to six
victories for the season.
Willis took the lead from pole winner Daniel Moss of Danville, Va.
on the first lap and held off Mike Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. in a five-lap
dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s three caution periods,
all of which occurred in the last 10 laps of the
Trey Crews of Halifax, Va. finished third, Moss finished fourth and
G.R. Waldrop of Moseley, Va. finished fifth.
Allred Takes Pure Stock
Joe Allred III of Scottsburg, Va. added to his lengthy South Boston
Speedway winning streak Saturday night in the 30-lap race for the competitors in
the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
The win, Allred’s seventh of the season, was a tough one, as he
rallied from his fifth-place starting position to take the lead from Stuart
Crews of Long Island, Va. with five laps to go.
Austin Milam of Ringgold, Va. finished second, .470-second behind
Allred, but was disqualified following a post-race technical inspection by track
NASCAR officials. Third-place finisher, Greg Autry of South Boston, Va., was
awarded second place, with Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Va., Crews and Randy Hupp of
Halifax, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
In Other Action
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. took the lead with five laps
to go and won the 20-lap race for the competitors of the regional touring
Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association. Clayton Smith of King, N.C. won the
Sportsman Division trophy.
Josh Ayer of Smithfield, Va. won the 20-lap Pro Champ Karts race
with Matt Dail of Portsmouth, Va. finishing less than a kart length behind.
Next Race At South
Racing action will
return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, August 17, when the stars and
the Super Late Model cars of the Pro All Stars Series return for their final
stop 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, Aug. 16. 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 Model 150 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.
FROM: South Boston Speedway Media