Bounty hunters will be out in force Saturday night during SVHEC NASCAR Late Model 150 at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will return to action Saturday night with the running of the SVHEC NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program.
Four action-packed races are scheduled Saturday night at America’s Hometown Track, with the first event of the evening scheduled to crank up at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the SVHEC NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program will be a 150-lap battle for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also scheduled Saturday night are a Limited Sportsman Division clash and a pair of races for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
When the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division drivers hit the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval Saturday night, the challengers will all be trying to defeat current division leader Lee Pulliam.
Pulliam has reeled off 10 triumphs thus far this season at South Boston Speedway and has grabbed a commanding cushion in his bid to claim the Late Model Stock Car crown at the facility.
Pulliam, the defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, is also the current leader in this year’s national title standings.
Pulliam owns a 10-point lead over Deac McCaskill, hoping his bid is secure for a second straight national championship.
On Saturday night, there will be a $500 bounty on Pulliam during the SVHEC NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program.
South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice announced the $500 bounty this week. Any driver who can score a victory over Pulliam can collect the bounty.
Rice noted that Pulliam, who has posted 16 overall wins this season, must still be competing at the end of the race for a driver to claim the bounty, and she added that Pulliam can also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of the field and attempt to work his way to the front to score his 11th victory of the campaign on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Bobby McCarty is in second place in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings at South Boston Speedway. He is 26 points ahead of former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris.
Austin Thaxton is in the fourth-place spot in the standings. He is only two points ahead of fifth-place Dustin Storm.
In the Limited Sportsman Division ranks, Danny Willis has surged to the top of the standings. Garrett Bunch is second and he is 15 points ahead of third-place Tommy Peregoy. Blake Stallings is fourth in the standings and a one-point edge over fifth-place Michael Maresca.
Joe Allred has opened an 18-point cushion over second-place Stuart Crews in the battle for the championship in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Austin Milam is third in the standings, 14 points behind Crews and 14 points ahead of fourth-place Randy Hupp.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing will roll off at 5:30 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults and children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional information about events at South Boston Speedway phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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