Bowling, McCarty, Crews Take SBS Championships
South Boston, VA - Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va. is the new South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division champion.
Bowling parlayed a third-place finish in Saturday night’s season-ending GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment Late Model 150 into the track title, edging race winner Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. by 18 points for the championship.
The race was a dramatic one, with Sellers edging defending South Boston Speedway champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. by a car length in a green-white-checkered dash to the finish that followed the race’s third caution period.
The pair swapped the lead four times in the race, with Sellers taking the lead following the race’s final restart and holding off the four-time NASCAR national champion to land his third win of the season at the .4-mile oval.
Bowling, Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and Kenny Forbes of Bullock, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
Sellers averaged 73.665 mph in the race that took 49 minutes and 11 seconds to complete.
McCarty Wins Limited Sportsman Title
Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. used a third-place finish in the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman race to earn the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division title.
McCarty, a seven-time winner at South Boston Speedway this season, started fifth and used a conservative approach to finish third and edge defending division champion Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. for the title.
Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. started on the pole and led the entire 50-lap distance to score his second triumph of the season at South Boston Speedway.
Willis finished second, McCarty took third place and Caleb Davis of Thaxton, Va. and Michael Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. rounded out the top five finishers.
Trey Crews Wins Pure Stock Title
Trey Crews of Halifax, Va. earned his first career South Boston Speedway Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship Saturday night with a second-place finish in the night’s 30-lap race.
Defending division champion Joe Allred, III of Scottsburg, Va. did all he could do to attempt to repeat as champion by winning the race, but it wasn’t enough.
Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va., Justin Tucker of Elon, N.C. and Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
In Other Action
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. took the lead with two laps to go and held off Harry Hale to win the 10-lap race for the competitors in the regional touring Legendary Ford Flathead Racing Association.
Tommy Jackson, Jr. of Poquoson, Va. won the 20-lap race for the Pro Wing Champ Karts that rounded out the night’s racing action.
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