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4.23.15

Peters Survives Wild Finish To Score Victory
Wins Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown On Final Lap

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – When you are racing for $10,000 and bragging rights anything can happen, and it did Thursday night during the final lap of the Eighth Annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Challenge.

Danville, Virginia native, Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race at his home track.

Peters started second to Pulliam on Lap 208 and the two raced side-by-side for the lead at the white flag.

Josh Berry, who was third at the time, made contact with Pulliam going in to the final turn sending Pulliam around. Peters was able to stay high and finish just ahead of runner-up William Byron.

Mark Wertz, who started on the final row, finished third with Tommy Lemons Jr. and Tyler Ankrum rounding out the top five.

Austin Thaxton, Dalton Sargeant, Kaz Grala, Brenden Queen and Pulliam completed the top 10.

Berry was penalized for aggressive driving and finished 17 and was the last car running on the final lap.

Denny Hamlin started in the top 10 but had his night end early, after suffering a valve train problem that sent him to the garage on Lap 69.

Last year’s winner Matt Bowling, was running second before electrical problems forced him to the back of the field where he finished 12.

Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott ran in the top-10 most of the night, but motor issues ended his night on Lap 192.

The race was slowed by 10 cautions and two red flags.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, May 9, when “America’s Hometown Track” goes under the lights for the second time this season for the 7 p.m. running of the Charles Anderson Lawn Care NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.

All five of South Boston Speedway’s racing divisions will be featured, with twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the night’s action.

The Limited Sportsman and Modified Division competitors will be featured in 50-lap races, with the Budweiser Pure Stock Division competitors doing battle in a 30-lap race and the competitors in the Budweiser Hornets Division squaring off in a 15-lap race.

Registration and pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with practice going from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. The first of the night’s six races will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $10, with kids ages six and under admitted free.

For additional information about the 2015 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 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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