Pulliam, Anderson in a dead heat for Limited Sportsman crown at SoBo with one race remaining on Sept. 13
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — It can't get much closer than 358-358.
That's the point total for both Lee Pulliam and Bruce Anderson heading into the final Limited Sportsman Division race of the season on Saturday, Sept. 13 at South Boston Speedway.
By virtue of six victories in 2008 for Pulliam, compared to four this season for the two-time defending division champion Anderson, Pulliam is currently posted as the leader heading into the season finale, despite the fact the two drivers each have 358 points for the campaign.
One thing is certain, however, a clear-cut Limited Sportsman Division champion will be crowned on Sept. 13 when America's Hometown Track hosts the Embarq presents Sunoco 150. Either driver can finish first and lock up the crown or either driver could finish 10th and win the championship as long as the other driver finishes 11th or lower.
"This has been an exciting championship race all season," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said of the battle between Pulliam and Anderson. "I don't think we have ever had one come down to a tie with one race to go. It is very exciting and something I'm sure the fans are really enthused about seeing the outcome."
The Embarq presents Sunoco 150 will get underway at 7 p.m. In addition to the highly anticipated 50-lap race to decide the Limited Sportsman Division championship, three other action-packed races will be waged on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval on Sept. 13.
The Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division will compete in the featured attraction of the night a 150-lap race. Wayne Ramsey, a five-time winner this season, inched closer to locking up his first NASCAR Whelen All American Series crown last weekend with a victory.
Ramsey will head into the final points race of the campaign with a 31-point cushion over four-time winner Justin Johnson. Deac McCaskill is third in the standings and owns a 39-point lead over fourth-place Dude Gibbs.
The champion will also be crowned in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division on Sept. 13. Joe Allred leads the title chase by 21 points over Courtney Crosby. Justin Tucker is third in the championship chase, just six points behind Crosby and only two points ahead of Michael Jones.
Rounding out racing action on Saturday, Sept. 13 will be an event for the Yellow Book USA Modifieds.
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.
For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947