South Boston Speedway News
Saturday racing action at SoBo will feature national title contenders in LMSC action
Jun 26, 2014 - updated Jun 26th, 2014 3:27pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
South Boston, Va. --
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — When the green flag waves Saturday night for the start of the Whelen Night NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program at South Boston Speedway, three of the top six contenders in the chase for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship will likely be in the field.
Saturday’s racing action at America’s Hometown Track will get cranked up at 7 p.m. and will be highlighted by a pair of 75-lap battles for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
In the latest NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship standings, three regular South Boston Speedway competitors are among the top 10.
Two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam is currently third in the standings.
Peyton Sellers, a former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion and the current points leader in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings at South Boston Speedway is in fourth place in the national title standings.
Sitting in the sixth spot in the national championship standings is Matt Bowling, a former NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division champion at South Boston Speedway. Bowling is currently second in the Late Model Stock Car standings at America’s Hometown Track.
Sellers has scored five victories this season to open a lead over Bowling in the chase for the Late Model Stock Car crown at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
One-time winner Austin Thaxton is in third place in the Late Model Stock Car standings. Thaxton is 19 points behind Bowling and 21 points ahead of fourth-place Bobby McCarty. Rounding out the top five drivers in the standings is Bruce Anderson, who only trails McCarty by seven points.
Other events slated as part of Saturday night’s racing action include events for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Trey Crews has visited Victory Lane three times this season and has secured a 12-point advantage over one-time winner J.D. Eversole.
Tommy Peregoy is third in the championship chase. He is 10 points behind Eversole and only five points ahead of fourth-place Danny Willis Jr., the division’s defending champion. Willis, who owns one victory this season, is only one point ahead of fifth-place Daryn Cockram.
Greg Autry has motored to four victories in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division this season and has grabbed a nine-point lead over one-time winner Bruce Mayo in the chase for the 2014 division crown.
Harrison Walker is in third place in the standings. He is 17 points behind Mayo and four points ahead of fourth-place Johnny Layne. Jimmy Wade is fifth in the standings. He is six points behind Layne.
Pit gates will open on Saturday at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will roll off at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open 5 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults. 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. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.