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PASS Super Late Models, NASCAR Whelen Late Models to share spotlight Aug. 17 at SoBo
Aug 8, 2013 - updated Aug 8th, 2013 10:18am
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
South Boston Speedway is readying
for a return visit by the PASS Super Late Model Series on Saturday, Aug. 17. The
visit will be the second and final one planned at America’s Hometown Track in
the 2013 campaign.
The exciting night of racing will also feature twin
75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model
Stock Car Division and a battle for the touring Legends
The four-race PASS Super Late Model 150 program will
get cranked up at 7 p.m.
Prior to green flag racing action at 7 p.m., a Fan
Appreciation Session will be held trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. to
enable fans to visit with their favorite competitors.
When the PASS Super Late Model Series made its first
stop at South Boston Speedway on May 11, Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series driver Matt Kenseth, scored the win in a 150-lap
Kenseth grabbed the lead on lap 135 and held off Kyle
Grissom to take the checkered flag. Jay Fogleman, Preston Peltier and Kyle Moon
rounded out the top five finishers.
The May 11 PASS Super Late Model Series event at the
historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval featured four different race leaders,
with the lead swapping hands nine times. Trevor Noles led 69 laps and Trey
Mitchell rode out front for 50 laps.
When the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model
Stock Car Division drivers hit the historic four-tenths mile asphalt for their
two 75-lap events, the chase for the 2013 South Boston Speedway championship
will continue and the chase to end Lee Pulliam’s dominance will
Pulliam, the winner of 13 events at South Boston
Speedway this season, has recorded 19 overall triumphs for the campaign and owns
the lead over Deac McCaskill in the chase for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All
American Series national championship. Pulliam is the defending national
On Aug. 17 at South Boston Speedway, a $2,000 bounty
is being offered to anyone who can defeat Pulliam and halt his winning dominance
at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Originally, South Boston Speedway General Manager
Cathy Rice announced that a $500 bounty would be awarded to driver who could
score a victory over Pulliam. Pulliam has won all three races since that time.
Therefore, the bounty has grown to $2,000.
Rice noted earlier 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 14th victory of
Bobby McCarty is in second place in the South Boston
Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings. He
is 12 points ahead of third-place Austin Thaxton. Bruce Anderson is fourth in
the standings. He is 14 points
ahead of fifth-place Dustin Storm.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4:30
p.m. Qualifying time trials will also begin at 4:30 p.m. Practice for the
competing divisions will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4
Advance tickets for Saturday’s PASS Super Late Model
150 racing program are currently on sale and priced at just $10 each for adults.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office through 5
p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. Adult admission on Saturday will be $15. Children, ages
six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information visit the track's website or
phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.