Bowling will continue title quest Saturday when SoBo hosts the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Late Model 150
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Matthew Bowling has only visited Victory Lane one time in 2012 at South Boston Speedway, but a consistent campaign has him on the verge of claiming the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division championship.
The division champions at America’s Hometown Track will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 15, when South Boston Speedway hosts the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Late Model 150 racing program.
Five events are scheduled on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval Saturday night with the first event scheduled to crank up at 7 p.m.
The featured attraction of the night will be a 150-lap race for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Bowling will head into the final points race of the season with a 27-point advantage over former track and NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers, who has motored to a pair of victories in 2012.
In securing the lead in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings this season, Bowling has managed to finish no worse than eighth in his 19 starts in 2012.
Bowling has been the runner-up in two events this season. He has also finished third five times during the campaign, while also placing fourth four times and fifth once.
Also scheduled on Sept. 15 is a race for the Limited Sportsman Division, a clash for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, an event for the competitors in the touring Legendary Flathead Ford Racing Association and a special appearance for the Pro Wing Champ Karts.
Bobby McCarty and Danny Willis, Jr. have been the two dominant performers in the Limited Sportsman Division this season, scoring a combined 13 wins in 2012.
McCarty, who owns seven victories, will head into Saturday night’s final points race with a 23-point advantage over Willis in the chase for the division championship. Willis has scored six wins this year.
Trey Crews owns a comfortable 46-point lead over Joe Allred, III heading into the final Budweiser Pure Stock Division battle of the campaign.
Pit registration for the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Late Model 150 racing program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 15. Practice for all divisions will be held from 3 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 under the age of six 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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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947