Smith pulled away from the field over the final 49 laps to win the 150-lap
NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race that headlined Saturday night’s
Dad’s Night 150 racing program here at South Boston Speedway.
Smith, from Hampton, crossed
the finish line 2.455 seconds ahead of runner-up Josh Oakley of Rougemont,
N.C. in recording his second win of the season here.
Former track champion and defending
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris of
Ruckersville, Va. finished third after losing second place to Oakley
with 19 laps to go.
Deac McCaskill of Raleigh,
N.C. rallied to finish fourth after being involved in a mishap on lap
99 and unofficially took over the points lead from Justin Johnson of
Durham, N.C who finished fifth. McCaskill and Johnson entered the race
deadlocked for the division points lead.
Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C.,
Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C., David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va., Michael
Hardin of Pomfret, Md. and Laura Hayes of Wilton, Cal. rounded out the
top ten finishers.
Smith averaged 53.158 Mph in
the race that was slowed by five caution periods and one red flag.
Takes Limited Win
Justin Snow of Danville, Va.
took the lead from pole winner and race leader Brian Pembelton of Amelia,
Va. with five laps to go and held on to win the 50-lap Limited Sportsman
Snow edged Pembelton by .522
second in scoring his third win of the season.
Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va.,
Danny Willis, Jr., of Cluster Springs, Va. and Brandon Gdovic of Yorktown,
Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Snow averaged 71.500 mph in
the race that was slowed by one caution period.
Sweeps Pure Stock Twinbill
Jarrett Milam of Ringgold,
Va. had a big night, sweeping both of the night’s pair of 30-lap races
for the Pure Stock Division.
In the opener, Milam edged
Chris Crosby of Raleigh, N.C. by .536 second in a 15-lap sprint to the
finish that followed the last of the race’s three caution periods.
Jack Milam of Ringgold, Va.,
Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. and Courtney Crosby of Scottsburg, Va. rounded
out the top five finishers.
The second 30-lap race saw
the lead change hands twice among three drivers with Jarrett Milam taking
the lead from Jack Milam with five laps to go and edging Courtney Crosby
by .517 second to take the win.
Jack Milam, Hupp and Chris
Crosby rounded out the top five finishers in the nightcap.
Wins Ford Flatheads Race
Bill Blair won the Modified
Division and Harry Hale won the Sportsman Division in the 20-lap race
for the Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Jerry King, Carlton Pugh and
Garland Ricketts rounded out the top-five finishers in that race.
Race At South Boston Speedway
Racing fans can jump start
their Fourth of July weekend activities with one of the region’s biggest
events for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car
Division, the Bailey’s Late Model 200, on Friday night, July 3, at
7 p.m. at South Boston Speedway.
The Bailey’s 200 will be
headlined by a 200-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race that
will pay $5,000 to the winner. Also scheduled as part of the three-race
event is a 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race and a 50-lap race
for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Following the conclusion of
the last race, fans will be treated to a dazzling Fourth of July fireworks
Pit gates open and registration
starts at 12 noon with practice starting at 2:15 p.m. and continuing
until 3:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open
at 4 p.m., qualifying time trials will start at 4:30 p.m. and a special
Fan Appreciation event will be held on the track from 5:30 p.m. until
6:30 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale
for $15 each and will be sold until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.
Race day admission will be
$20 for adults with youths ages 7-12 being admitted for $10 when accompanied
by a paying adult. Kids ages 6 and under will be admitted free when
accompanied by a paying adult.
For additional information
about the Bailey’s Late Model 200 or any events at the speedway, please
visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947