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Godsey, Quackenbush Take First Wins At South Boston Speedway
Aug 16, 2009 - updated Aug 16th, 2009 1:27am
Web posted by Tim Childers
South Boston, VA. --
Two new winners emerged in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division here Saturday night as Doug Godsey of Richmond, Va. and David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. split the twin-75 lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car races that headlined the Sunoco Night Twin 75’s racing program.
The wins by Godsey and Quackenbush give South Boston Speedway 10 different winners in the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division this season.
In the first 75-lap race, Godsey took the lead from David Triplett Jr. of Durham, N.C. on the 10th lap and held off Triplett in a 17-lap green-flag sprint to the finish that followed the race’s last caution period to score his first career South Boston Speedway win.
Triplett trailed Godsey by .243 second at the finish. Quackenbush finished third with former track champion Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va., and Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C. rounding out the top five finishers in the 23-car starting field.
In the nightcap, Quackenbush started on the pole and led the entire race, holding off Ramsey in a 22-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s three caution periods.
Ramsey trailed Quackenbush by 2.679 seconds at the finish. Johnson finished third with Australian native Dane Rudolph, who was the fastest qualifier for both races and Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. completing the top five finishers.
Godsey averaged 54.702 mph in the first race, which was slowed by four caution periods. Quackenbush averaged 56.055 mph in the nightcap, which was slowed by three caution periods.
Willis Takes Limited Sportsman Division Win
Danny Willis of Cluster Springs, Va. started on the pole and led all the way to win the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.
The win was Willis’ third victory of the season at South Boston Speedway.
Division points leader Brian Pembelton of Amelia, Va. finished second, trailing Willis by .404 second at the finish.
Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. finished third behind Willis and Pembelton with Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. and Jeb Burton of Halifax, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
The race was punctuated by three caution periods.
Willis averaged 35.421 mph in winning the race.
Milam Scores Win In Pure Stock Division Race
Jarrett Milam of Ringgold, Va. scored his seventh win of the season Saturday night, topping the field to win the 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Milam took the lead from Chris Crosby of Raleigh, N.C. on the seventh lap and edged Crosby by .487 second to pick up the win.
Courtney Crosby of Scottsburg, Va. finished third with Jack Milam of Ringgold, Va. and Quain Moore of Callands, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Milam averaged 27.591 mph in the race that was slowed by three caution periods.
Donnie Lacks Tops Field In SV Modified Race
Donnie Lacks of Goode, Va. started on the pole and led all the way to win the 25-lap Southern Vintage Modified Series race.
The victory was Lacks’ first win of the season, making him the division’s third different winner this season.
Rounding out the top five finishers were Darryl Lacks of Goode, Va., Daryl Gwynn of Reidsville, N.C., Bob Randall of Falmouth, Va. and Corey Agee of Ridgeway, Va.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway will take the upcoming weekend off but will return with racing action on Saturday night, August 29, when it hosts the Spaulding Equipment Company Night 150 event.
A 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the four-race program, which will also include a Limited Sportsman Division race and twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Registration begins and pit gates will open at 12 noon. Practice will run from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will start at 5:15 p.m. The first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
Adult admission is $10, with youths ages 7-12 being admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For additional information about the August 29 Spaulding Equipment Company Night 150 race or any events at the speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
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