South Boston Speedway News
Twin races galore scheduled Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
Aug 26, 2014 - updated Aug 26th, 2014 9:29pm
Web posted by Tim Chandler
Southboston, Va --
Three sets of twin races will be featured Saturday night when South Boston Speedway returns to action for the running of the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.
A total of seven action-packed races are scheduled as part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing program. The first of the seven races will get underway at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the night will be a pair of 75-lap battles for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. Saturday’s events will be the next-to-last points race performances of the 2014 campaign at America’s Hometown Track for the Late Model Stock Car drivers.
Twin races are also scheduled for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Those divisions, along with the drivers in the Hornets Division, will have their champions crowned Saturday night. The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will compete in a pair of 25-lap races, while the Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers will battle in two 15-lap events.
The Labor Day Weekend slate of racing action will also honor all students, who will be admitted for only $5 with a valid ID.
Peyton Sellers continues to lead the chase for the championship in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. The former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion owns five wins this season and is seeking to secure his second track crown at South Boston Speedway.
Matt Bowling, who is also a former South Boston Speedway track champion, is second in the Late Model Stock Car Division standings. He is 13 points ahead of Austin Thaxton. In the fight for fourth place in the standings, Josh Oakley owns a 10-point edge over fifth-place Bruce Anderson.
One-time winner Danny Willis Jr. holds a slim three-point lead over J.D. Eversole in his bid to defend his crown in the Limited Sportsman Division. Trey Crews is third in the standings, and is only 12 points behind Eversole. Rounding out the top five points contenders in the division are Tommy Peregoy in fourth and Bob Davis in fifth.
Greg Autry heads into this weekend’s action with a 28-point lead over Bruce Mayo in his bid to claim the Budweiser Pure Stock Division crown. Stuart Crews is third in the Pure Stock standings and is followed by Johnny Layne in fourth place and Harrison Walker in the fifth position.
Kevin Currin, Austin Milam and Kenny Mills are the top three drivers in the chase for the Hornets Division championship.
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.