Morris will bid for 15th victory Saturday in Sunoco Late Model 150 at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Philip Morris, a three-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion and a former crown winner at South Boston Speedway, will continue his quest to claim both titles again this season Saturday night at America's Hometown Track.
Morris, who has reeled off an incredible 14 triumphs in 2011 against some of the nation's best NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors, will bid for his 15th victory of the season Saturday night when South Boston Speedway hosts the Sunoco Late Model 150. The first of five events scheduled Saturday night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The Limited Sportsman Division will also be in action Saturday night and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division drivers will hit the asphalt for twin races. Rounding out the night of racing will be an event for the Southern Vintage Modifieds.
While Morris is in an intense battle to try and claim NASCAR Whelen All American Series state and national championships, his 14-win performance at South Boston Speedway has him in firm control of claiming the prestigious championship at America's Hometown Track.
Morris owns a 146-point advantage over female competitor Natalie Sather. Dennis Holdren is third in the standings and is followed in the top five by Matt Bowling and Josh Oakley.
The season-long nail-biting points race in the Limited Sportsman Division will continue Saturday night. Danny Willis Jr. will enter the 50-lap event for the Limited Sportsman drivers with a slim three-point lead over Brian Pembelton.
Justin Snow, the division's defending champion, is third in the points chase, but is only six points ahead of hard-charging Bobby McCarty, who is coming off a win two weeks ago.
Joe Allred will sport a 31-point lead over Trey Crews in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division when the first of the two races for the division begins Saturday night. Stuart Crews is third in the division standings and is only one point ahead of fourth-place Randy Hupp.
Darryl Lacks has an 11-point lead over Daryl Gwynn in the chase for the 2011 Southern Vintage Modifieds championship. Donnie Lacks is third and trails Gwynn by only six points.
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 phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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