South Boston Speedway News
Pulliam, Sellers split LMSC twinbill at SBS 5/24/14
May 25, 2014 - updated May 25th, 2014 12:23pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
Two-time and defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam and former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers split victories in Saturday night’s Mobil 1 NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s at South Boston Speedway.
In winning the night’s first 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race, Pulliam took over second place on the South Boston Speedway all-time career NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division win list with a total of 35 wins.
The Alton, Virginia resident took the lead on lap 42 when the engine went sour on race leader Matt Bowling’s car and ran away to a 2.132-second victory over Sellers.
Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia finished third with Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Virginia and Justin Johnson of Semora, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers in the 23-car field.
Sellers took the lead in the second race on lap 38 when race leader C.E. Falk III and Thaxton got tangled up while battling for the lead following a restart. The Danville, Virginia resident held the lead until lap 66 when Bowling, driving a backup car, wrestled the lead away.
The race had a wild ending, with three attempts at a green-white-checker finish, with Sellers getting the win on the final attempt after Bowling and Pulliam crashed in turn two while battling for the lead on the second attempted green-white checker finish. Almost simultaneously, the car driven by Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina crashed hard into the first turn wall after contact with another car. McCarty was battling for third place at the time.
Thaxton finished second after starting second on the race’s final restart, with Anderson finishing third, Brenden Queen of Chesterfield, Virginia finishing fourth and Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. completing the top five finishers.
Pulliam’s win in the first race marked his third victory of the season at South Boston Speedway, while Sellers’ win in the nightcap gives him four victories at the .4-mile oval this season.
The first race had one lead change among two drivers, with the second race having five lead changes among five drivers.
Moss wins Limited Sportsman Division race
It was a big night for Daniel Moss.
The Danville, Virginia resident won the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win in the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
Saturday night’s win was Moss’ first NASCAR feature race win in the division.
Tommy Peregoy of Clarksville, Virginia finished second, .204-second behind Moss, with Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Virginia, J.D. Eversole of Richmond, Virginia and Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.
Brown wins Pure Stock race
Jake Brown of Cluster Springs, Virginia won the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win in the night’s 20-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
The win was Brown’s first career victory in the division.
Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, Virginia finished second, with Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia, Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Virginia and Jimmy Wade of Halifax, Virginia completed the top five finishers.
Hudgins wins Champ Karts race
Ryan Hudgins of Newport News, Virginia took the lead on lap 18 when race leader Tommy Jackson, Jr. spun and held on to win the night’s 20-lap Champ Karts race.
Charlie Ray Lorath of Chesapeake, Virginia finished second and Angelamarie Steele of Ivor, Virginia finished third as the three karts crossed the finish line in a pack.
A field of 18 karts competed in the event.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
Racing action will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, June 7, when the stars and the Super Late Model cars of the Pro All Stars Series make their first visit of the season at America’s Hometown Track for the 7 p.m. running of the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.
Twin 25-lap races for the competitors of South Boston Speedway’s Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 25-lap Legends cars race round out the night’s five-race card.
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 4:45 p.m. A Fan Appreciation event will be held trackside from 6 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, June 7. Adult general admission tickets on race day will be priced at $15, with kids ages six and under admitted free.
For additional 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 www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.