Intense PASS Series championship battle resumes Saturday night at South Boston
NASCAR Whelen Late Models will battle in twin 75-lappers
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The PASS Super Late Model Series will return to America’s Hometown Track on Saturday, Aug. 17 for the running of the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.
The night of racing action will feature four events. Also highlighting Saturday night’s racing action will be a pair of 75-lap battles for the highly competitive drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division. The touring Legends Cars will also be featured in racing action Saturday.
The first event of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
When the PASS Super Late Model Series hits the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval this weekend, an intense battle for the series’ championship will resume between Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom.
Through eight races this season, both Fogleman and Grissom have recorded five top-five finishes. Fogleman currently leads the chase for the PASS Super Late Model championship by 24 points over Grissom.
When the PASS Super Late Model Series battled at South Boston Speedway on May 11, Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, claimed the victory. Kenseth grabbed the lead on lap 135 and then held off Grissom down the stretch to grab the win. Fogleman, Preston Peltier and Kyle Moon rounded out the top five finishers.
The competitive May 11 PASS Super Late Model Series event featured four different race leaders, with the lead changing hands nine times. Trevor Noles led 69 laps and Trey Mitchell rode out front for 50 laps.
Lee Pulliam, the winner of 13 events at South Boston Speedway this season and 21 overall triumphs, will look to fend off bounty hunters Saturday night when the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors fire up their engines.
Pulliam, the defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, currently leads the national title standings this year by 25 points over Deac McCaskill.
A bounty on Pulliam that began at $500 has now swelled to $2,000 as Pulliam has won three consecutive races since the bounty was put in place.
South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice has said that Pulliam 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 14th victory of the campaign.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will also begin at 4:30 p.m. Practice for the competing divisions will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Prior to green flag racing action at 7 p.m., a Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. to enable fans to visit with their favorite competitors.
Advance tickets for Saturday’s PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program are currently on sale and priced at just $10 each for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. Adult admission on Saturday will be $15. Children, ages six and under, 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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Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947