South Boston Speedway News
Peltier pulls off first PASS win at South Boston
Aug 17, 2014 - updated Aug 17th, 2014 12:15pm
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Southboston, Va --
Preston Peltier took home his first ever Pro All Star Series (PASS) race at South Boston Speedway with a win in the PASS Super Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.
Peltier, of Concord, North Carolina, took the lead from Mooresville, North Carolina’s Cole Timm on lap 91 and led the rest of the way for his 12th career PASS win.
Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, was second, followed by Brandon Setzer of Newton, North Carolina and Tyler Dippel of Wallkill, New York, with Harrison Burton of Huntersville, North Carolina, son of South Boston native and Sprint Cup veteran Jeff Burton, rounding out the top-five finishers.
Peltier, the fast qualifier with a time of 15.426 seconds started eighth after the inversion to start the race but found himself in the top-three by lap 45 and in second by lap 89, before he passed Timm on the restart following the sixth of eight cautions for the race.
There were a total of seven lead changes among five drivers, with Peltier leading a race-high 59 laps.
Pulliam sweeps twin 75-lap races
It was another good night for two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All-American National Champion Lee Pulliam on Saturday with a sweep of twin 75-lap races.
Pulliam, of Semora, North Carolina, passed four-time national champion and Ruckersville, Virginia native Philip Morris on lap 26 of the first race and finished with 2.180-second win over Morris, with South Boston’s Bruce Anderson, a winner in the last Late Model race at South Boston, rallying to a third-place finish after starting 10th.
Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia, was fourth, and Josh Oakley of Rougemont, North Carolina, rounded out the top-five finishers in race one.
Pulliam started in seventh-place in the second 75-lap race after an inversion, was in fourth-place by lap 21 and third-place by lap 25 after passing Semora, North Carolina driver Justin Johnson.
He passed Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, North Carolina, on lap 32 and caught race leader Bowling on lap 51, winning the race by 2.377 seconds.
Bowling was second in the nightcap, followed by Oakley, South Boston Speedway Late Model points leader and former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville and McCaskill.
McCaskill led laps 1-11, and Bowling led laps 12-51 in race two, before Pulliam took the lead.
The two wins by Pulliam made it four wins in 24 hours after a sweep of twin races at Caraway on Friday.
Bowling captured his seventh pole of the season Saturday with a time of 16.006 seconds (89.966 MPH).
Spiller wins Legends race
Jake Spiller of Holly Springs, North Carolina, scored a flag-to-flag win in the 25-lap race for the Legends cars, winning by two car lengths over Kevin Yeatts of Powhatan, Virginia.
Ernie Strouse of Mechanicsville, Maryland finished third in a field of six cars. The race was delayed twice by cautions.
Next Event At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, August 30, with a special “Twin Night” event, the GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.
The GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program will start at 7 p.m. and will be headlined by twin races for the track’s three top racing divisions.
Twin 75-lap races for the drivers and teams in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will headline the night’s action, with twin 25-lap races for the Limited Sportsman Division and twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock also set for the night. A race for the Hornets Division will complete the night’s action.
Pit gates will open and registration will start at 2 p.m. Practice will run from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at5 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 p.m.
Adult admission is $10 with kids ages six and under admitted free.
For additional information about the GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR 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.