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3.20.13

Short track racing excitement returns to America’s Hometown Track Saturday, March 23

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The 2013 campaign at South Boston Speedway will enter its second week of exciting NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action on Saturday, March 23.

America’s Hometown Track will host the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program on Saturday, March 23. The four-race program will get underway at 2 p.m.

Highlighting the special afternoon of racing will be a 150-lap shootout for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

In twin 100-lap events on Saturday, March 9, two different drivers found their way to Victory Lane, and 20 of the region’s top NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division drivers were on hand to battle for the checkered flag.

Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam won the opening 100-lap Late Model Stock Car event on March 9, which featured three former national champions in the top five.

Multi-time national champion Philip Morris was the runner-up in the opening 100-lap event, and former national titleholder Peyton Sellers rolled to a fifth-place run.

Others in the top five included C.E. Falk in second place and Bobby McCarty in the fourth position.

Falk won the second 100-lap Late Model Stock Car race on March 9 and was followed in the top five by Pulliam in second, Austin Thaxton in third, McCarty in fourth, and Dennis Holdren in fifth.

Also featured as part of the four-race program on March 23 will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Modified Division.

Danny Willis, Jr. was the winner among the 17 competitors in the season-opening Limited Sportsman Division event. Joey Throckmorton was second, while Garrett Bunch was third, Daniel Moss fourth, and Mark Simpson fifth.

Joe Allred, III was the winner of the season-opening Budweiser Pure Stock Division event, while Randy Hupp motored to a runner-up finish. Eric Crews, Stuart Crews and Austin Milam rounded out the top five in the season opener.

The March 23 event will mark the first of the season at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval for the Modified Division.

Pit gates will open Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Grandstand gates will open Saturday, March 23 at noon and a mandatory drivers’ meeting is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m.

Qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing will roll off at 12:45 p.m.

Admission will be $10 for adults and children six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.

For additional information about the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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