Italian Delight program offers double dose of Late Model Stock racing Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — In true Italian style, the Italian Delight Twin 75's racing program Saturday night at South Boston Speedway will offer up a double helping of some of the best NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division racing action in the region.
Highlighting the Italian Delight event will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. The first of five races, which will be run on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval Saturday night, will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
South Boston Speedway is known for its stiff competition year in and year out and the 2010 campaign is no different. However, defending NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division champion Justin Johnson has many of his competitors working extra hard this year to visit Victory Lane.
Johnson has already piled up five victories in the 2010 campaign and has opened an impressive 64-point lead over his closest challenger in the chase for the 2010 crown. That lead could diminish in a flash Saturday night; however, with twin races scheduled for the Late Model Stock drivers.
Nick Smith currently sits second in the Late Model standings. is 25 points ahead of a third-place tie between Deac McCaskill and Stacy Puryear. Lee Pulliam is fifth in the standings and is only eight points behind McCaskill and Puryear.
The Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds will also be in action as part of the Italian Delight program Saturday night.
The battle for first place in the Limited Sportsman Division ranks continues to be tight as Tommy Peregoy is first, but is only nine points ahead of second-place Justin Snow. Peregoy and Snow were each victorious two weeks ago when the Limited Sportsman drivers competed in twin races.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, Jarrett Milam now sits in first place after he claimed another win two weeks ago. Milam is 10 points ahead of Joe Allred, who sits in second. Daniel Crews is third in the standings. He is 10 points behind Allred and only one point ahead of fourth-place Randy Hupp.
Pit registration will begin at noon on Saturday, May 29. 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 with children, ages 7-12, admitted for $5 and children under the age of six admitted free with a paying adult.
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