Bojanges presents Whelen Night 150 at SoBo features $500 bounty on Morris
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Can anyone slow down Philip Morris?
The multi-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion has reeled off six consecutive Late Model Stock Car Division victories at historic South Boston Speedway this season against some of the toughest competition the NASCAR Whelen All American Series has to offer.
The talented group of competitors trying to snap the six-race win streak by Morris will have an extra incentive Saturday night when the green flag flies for the featured attraction of the Bojangles presents Whelen Night 150.
Morris, who has won every NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division race except for the season opener this season at America's Hometown Track, will have a $500 bounty on him Saturday night.
Any driver who can score a victory over Morris in Saturday night's 150-lap shootout can collect the bounty. Morris must still be competing at the end of the race for a driver to claim the bounty and Morris himself can also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of the field and attempt to work his way to the front to score a seventh consecutive win.
Morris owns the points lead in the Late Model Stock Car Division. At present, he has a 70-point cushion over a second-place tie between Josh Oakley and two-time defending South Boston Speedway champion Justin Johnson. Veteran Frank Deiny Jr. is also in the fray and trails Oakley and Johnson by only six points. Female competitor Natalie Sather and Matt Bowling are tied for fifth place in the standings.
A total of five races will be waged on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval Saturday night. In addition to the 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division, there will also be races for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Southern Vintage Modifieds and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division will battle it out in twin races.
Justin Snow leads the standings in the Limited Sportsman Division. He is 12 points ahead of Brian Pembelton, while Danny Willis Jr. is third and is only two points behind Pembelton.
Trey Crews will enter the twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division with a seven-point lead over Daniel Crews. Joe Allred and Randy Hupp are tied for third place in the division standings and trail Daniel Crews by only one point.
Darryl lacks leads points chase in the Southern Vintage Modifieds by 16 points over a second-place tie between Joseph Overstreet and Daryl Gwynn.
Pit registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and admission will be $10 for adults and children six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional 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