On-the-track fireworks will resume at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 18
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — After a night of brilliant fireworks on and off the four-tenths mile asphalt oval on July 3, South Boston Speedway will sit idle this weekend before returning to NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action on Saturday night, July 18.
A pair of 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the Whelen Twin 75's race program. The first of five races will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
Also slated for action on July 18 will be the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
As the summer heat begins to intensify, so to are the battles for track championships at America's Hometown Track.
Deac McCaskill, a one-time winner in 2009, has assumed the lead position in the Late Model Stock Car Division point standings. He holds a 19-point edge over David Quackenbush, who is arguably the speedway's most improved competitor this season.
Justin Johnson, who owns one victory and sat atop the championship standings earlier this season, is now third in the title chase, just three points behind Quackenbush and only four ahead of a surging Nick Smith. With a total of three wins in 2009, including the Bailey's 200 on July 3, Smith has vaulted into the thick of the championship battle.
Brian Pembelton, who notched his fourth victory of the season in the 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race on July 3, has opened a sizable 52-point cushion over second-place Jeb Burton in the point standings. Two-time winner Tommy Peregoy sits third in the points race, just 10 points behind Burton.
The battle for the track championship in the Pure Stock Division is about as close as it can get. Chris Crosby has taken over the lead in the standings, but only has a two-point advantage over a second-place tie between Courtney Crosby and two-time winner Mickey Cassidy.
Pit gates will open July 18 at 12 noon. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children, ages six and under, are admitted free with a paid adult.
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