Twin Late Model events highlight racing action at South Boston Speedway Saturday
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — There are only eight NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division races remaining on the 2010 South Boston Speedway schedule and two of those events are scheduled Saturday night at the famed four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
America's Hometown Track will return to action Saturday with the running of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75's race program. Highlighting the night of racing, which will get cranked up at 7 p.m., will be two 75-lap shootouts for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
The twin 75's scheduled Saturday for the Late Model Stock Car competitors marks the next-to-last twin events scheduled in 2010. Twin 75-lap races are also inked in for Aug. 28. The Late Model Stock Car drivers are also scheduled to be in action July 24, July 31, Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 in 150-lap races.
If anyone is going to catch defending champion Justin Johnson in the chase for the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car crown, they will likely need to have success in both races this weekend.
Johnson owns seven wins at South Boston Speedway in 2010 and he is currently in front of his closest challenger in the title chase by 106 points. A pair of wins by Johnson this weekend would likely make it hard for him to be replaced atop the standings. However, misfortune by Johnson Saturday night, coupled with strong efforts by his challengers could tighten the championship chase tremendously.
Deac McCaskill is second in the standings, but is only two points ahead of third-place Stacy Puryear. Lee Pulliam owns the fourth-place spot in the standings and is only 14 points behind McCaskill.
Other events scheduled as part of Saturday night's five-race program include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
Tommy Peregoy has a 24-point lead over Justin Snow in his bid for the Limited Sportsman Division title. Danny Willis Jr. is third in the standings and is only nine points behind Snow.
Jarrett Milam has secured a lead of 16 points over Joe Allred in the chase for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship. Trey Crews is third in the chase for the division crown, while Randy Hupp is fourth, just four points out of third place.
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. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
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