Nail-biting time resumes for championship contenders Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The checkered flag for the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship chases is in sight at South Boston Speedway and that means nail-biting time has officially arrived.
Only two more events remain before the 2008 division champions will be decided at America's Hometown Track. The first of those two final events will be held Saturday night when South Boston Speedway will host the Spaulding Equipment Co. presents the GCR 150 race program.
The first race of the night will get underway at 7 p.m. The rain date for the event will be Sunday, Aug. 31.
The featured attraction of the Spaulding Equipment Co. presents the GCR 150 will be a 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Four-time winner Wayne Ramsey currently owns the top spot in the standings for the division. He has a 22-point lead over fellow four-time winner Justin Johnson. Deac McCaskill, who has been on a roll of late, now owns the third-place spot in the standings. He is 17 points ahead of fourth-place Dude Gibbs.
Also in action Saturday night will be the Limited Sportsman Division in a 50-lap shootout. Two-time defending champion Bruce Anderson, a four-time winner this season, leads five-time winner Lee Pulliam by a slim seven points heading into Saturday's next to last race of the points season. Tommy Peregoy is third in the standings.
Other events slated Saturday night include races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the Yellow Book USA Southern Vintage Modified Division and the MACKA Kart Racing Series.
Joe Allred leads the title chase in the Budweiser Pure Stock ranks by 23 points over Courtney Crosby and by 33 points over Michael Jones, however, Jarrett Milam is the division's hottest driver as the season winds down. Milam has motored to four consecutive victories in the division.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. with practice for all divisions beginning at 2:15 p.m. and continuing through 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get cranked up at 5:15 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 and children, ages 6 and under, will be admitted free. All youth must be accompanied by a paying adult to receive discounted admission.