Pulliam Caps SBS Season With Win
South Boston, VA - NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam capped his championship season at South Boston Speedway with a win in Saturday night’s GCR presents Spaulding Equipment Co. 150 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race.
The Semora, N.C. resident led all but one lap of the 150-lap race and sped to a 2.714-second win over runner-up Justin Snow of Danville, Va. in a 33-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s three caution periods.
Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Va. finished third and took the runner-up spot in the track Late Model Stock Car Division points chase. Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. finished fourth and Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
Pulliam had already clinched the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division title prior to Saturday night’s win, which ran his season win total at South Boston Speedway to 16. Saturday night’s win was Pulliam’s 27th win overall for the season.
The first-time South Boston Speedway champion averaged 74.052 mph in the race that was slowed by three caution periods that consumed a total of 13 laps.
Willis Scores Limited Sportsman Win
Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. celebrated his second South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman Division championship in three years Saturday night by winning the track’s 50-lap season finale for the division.
Willis started on the pole and led the entire race, edging runner-up Blake Stallings of Danville, Va. by 1.581-seconds in the caution-free race.
Michael Maresca of Hannawa Falls, N.Y. finished third, with Caleb Davis of Thaxton, Va. and Garrett Bunch of Front Royal, Va. completing the top five finishers.
Stuart Crews Wins Pure Stock Race; Allred Wins Title
Stuart Crews of Long Island, Va. won Saturday night’s 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division to score his first win of the season and Joe Allred III of Scottsburg won the division championship.
Crews and Greg Autry of South Boston, Va. waged an intense battle for the win in the thrilling race that saw the lead swap hands four times. Crews got the upper hand and took the lead with eight laps left in the race when Autry’s car spun in the fourth turn.
Johnny Layne of Crystal Hill, Va., Autry and Randy Hupp of Halifax, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Allred won the division championship despite finishing 11th after his car encountered mechanical problems. Allred had all but clinched the championship heading into the race.
Rumburg Wins Modified Division Title
Sixteen-year-old Tanner Rumburg of Beaverdam, Va. captured the South Boston Speedway Modified Division championship Saturday night with his fifth-place finish in the night’s 50-lap race for the division.
Matt Slye of Lanexa, Va. won the race, taking the lead from early leader Jimmy Humblet on the third lap after Humblet was penalized for jumping the start of the race. Humblet, of Shiloh, N.C. battled back to finish second, with Joe Scarbrough of Charles City, Va. taking third place and Chris Johnson of Mechanicsville, Va. finishing fourth.
Ricketts Wins Legendary Ford Flatheads Race
Garland Ricketts of South Boston, Va. won the 20-lap race for the competitors of the Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Ricketts started on the outside pole, took the lead on the first lap and led the entire race. Bill Blair of Thomasville, N.C. finished second and Harry Hale of Wirtz, Va. finished third.
Hale was the Sportsman Division winner.
NEXT EVENT AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY
South Boston Speedway will host a spectacular Monster Truck Show Saturday night, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. featuring several popular Monster Trucks.
The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22.
The lineup of competing Monster Trucks will include the legendary Big Foot, Black Stallion, Higher Education, a Concept flat-nose school bus featuring a 557-cubic-inch big block Ford engine, Iron Warrior and War Wizard.
Along with the Monster Trucks, fans will see the Kamikaze and Psycho jet four-wheelers and FMX motorcycles.
Advance tickets priced at $15 each are now on sale at the South Boston Speedway office. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for $5 each.
Fans can also purchase Pit Party Passes to get up close to the trucks and view of the huge trucks on the track. Pit Party Passes are priced at $5 each for all ages. Fans that purchase a Pit Pass will be able to ride in a Monster Truck and meet the drivers.
Grandstand gates will open at 1 p.m. The show will start at 7 p.m. with a fireworks show to follow.
For additional information about the September 21 Monster Truck Show or any other events at South Boston Speedway phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.