Twin 75-lap Late Model races highlight Halifax County Business Appreciation Night Saturday at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Many of the best NASCAR Whelen All American Series competitors in the region will be at South Boston Speedway Saturday night for the running of the Halifax County Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75 racing program.
The NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing program will feature five events. The green flag will wave for the opening clash of the evening at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the Halifax County Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75 racing program will be a pair of 75-lap shootouts for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also scheduled for racing action Saturday night are the competitors in the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the touring Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Association.
Philip Morris will enter the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division races as the leader in the chase for the 2011 championship at America's Hometown Track; however, he will not enter the events sporting a winning streak.
After reeling off nine straight victories, Morris, a three-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, saw his win streak snapped two weeks ago by Peyton Sellers, himself a former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion.
Morris does own a whopping 115-point cushion over two-time defending champion Justin Johnson in the chase for the 2011 title and he is also currently second in his quest for a fourth national championship.
South Boston Speedway regulars Lee Pulliam and Frank Deiny Jr. are also in the mix for the 2011 national title as Pulliam is third in the title chase and Deiny is fifth.
Natalie Sather, a female competitor is third in the South Boston Speedway championship chase and is only 12 points behind Johnson. Josh Oakley and Dennis Holdren round out the top five drivers in the standings.
When the green flag falls for the start of the Limited Sportsman Division event Saturday night, Danny Willis Jr. and Brian Pembelton will be tied atop the standings. Willis grabbed a share of the division lead by reeling off two victories on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval two weeks ago, The two lead defending division champion Justin Snow, who sits in third place after leading the title chase earlier this season.
Trey Crews, a winner two weeks ago, has moved atop the points standings in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Crews is six points ahead of previous leader Joe Allred, while Randy Hupp is third and is only 13 points behind Allred.
Fans attending Saturday's Halifax County Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75 program will have the opportunity to win a SoBo Family Race Package that includes four VIP Suite tickets to the race of the fan's choice and hotel room on race night or four Club Level tickets to the Aug. 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Pit registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. on 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 more information, please phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947