USG Late Model 150 race program on tap Saturday night at America's Hometown Track
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The racing engines will roar to life for the second consecutive weekend this Saturday, April 24 at South Boston Speedway when America's Hometown Track will host the NASCAR Whelen All American Series USG Late Model 150.
The first of four events slated to get the green flag Saturday night will begin at 7 p.m. In addition to a 150-lap shootout for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division, events are also scheduled for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors, the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modified Division.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division champion Justin Johnson seized early control in the 2010 championship chase this past weekend by sweeping wins in a pair of 75-lap shootouts. Johnson has now scored victories in three of the four Late Model Stock Car events of 2010.
Johnson now sits atop the standings with a 31-point cushion over Deac McCaskill, who had finishes of second and fourth place last weekend. Stacy Puryear, who also drove to a runner-up finish and a fourth-place finish last weekend, is third in the standings, just two points ahead of fourth-place Nick Smith, who tallied a pair of top-five runs last week.
Tommy Peregoy motored to his second triumph of the season in the Limited Sportsman Division last weekend and assumed the top spot in the point standings in the process. Peregoy vaulted past Justin Snow by three points with the victory. Snow, who owns one win in 2010, finished second last weekend.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division ranks, Randy Hupp posted a runner-up finish last weekend to maintain the top spot in the point standings. He is 13 points ahead of Joe Allred and 15 ahead of third-place Daniel Crews. Jarrett Milam, won last weekend's race, is tied for fourth in the standings with Trey Crews, just two points behind Daniel Crews.
Pit registration will begin at noon on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Adult admission is $10. Children, ages 7-12, admitted for $5 and children six and under admitted free with a paying adult.
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