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6.19.16

Falk, Thaxton Winners In South Boston Speedway Twinbill

South Boston, Va…..C.E. Falk of Davidson, North Carolina and Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia took turns in Victory Lane, splitting wins in Saturday night’s twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races, the feature event of the Halifax Insurance Presents Whelen Night NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.

Falk started on the pole and posted a flag-to-flag win, edging Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia by 1.017 seconds in an 18-lap sprint to the finish that followed the race’s only caution period. Thaxton finished third with Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina and Josh Oakley of Rougemont, North Carolina rounding out the top five finishers in the 26-car field.

Thaxton won the nightcap to pick up his third win of the season, rallying from his fifth-place starting position to take the lead on lap 20, and later fending off a pair of tough challenges from Bowling to seal the win.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia drove Bowling’s backup car to a third-place finish, with McCarty and Oakley rounding out the top five finishers.

Sellers and Mark Wertz of Chesapeake, Virginia were forced to look for back-up rides in the nightcap after the lone mishap in the first race sidelined their cars as well as the car driven by multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Philip

Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia. Wertz finished ninth in Oakley’s back-up car.

Falk averaged 45.938 mph in winning the first 75-lap race, which took 39 minutes and 11 seconds to complete. Thaxton averaged 46.820 mph in winning the nightcap, which was slowed by three caution periods.


Throckmorton’s Win Streak Continues In Limited Sportsman Division

Joey Throckmorton of South Boston, Virginia continued his domination of the Limited Sportsman Division by winning Saturday night’s 50-lap race.

Throckmorton started on the pole for the fifth time this season and scored a flag-to-flag victory that ran his win streak at South Boston Speedway to eight in a row.

Barry Beggarly Jr. of Providence, North Carolina finished second, .405-second behind Throckmorton, with Tommy Peregoy of Clarksville, Virginia, Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton and Colin Garrett of South Boston, Virginia completing the top five finishers.


Layne, Hupp Split Wins In Pure Stock Twinbill

Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Virginia and Randy Hupp of Halifax, Virginia split wins in Saturday night’s pair of 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Layne won the pole for the first race but elected to start at the rear of the field in an attempt to collect passing points. He sped to the front of the pack quickly, took the lead from Scott Philips with two laps to go and held on to edge Phillips by .362-second.

Hupp finished third with Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia and Ryan Creed rounding out the top five finishers.

In the second race, Mayo started from the pole with Hupp on the outside, and it didn’t take long for Hupp to gain an edge. Hupp surged past Mayo on the opening lap and led the entire race, finishing 1.776-seconds ahead of runner-up Layne, who went to the rear of the field for the second race and raced his way back to the front a second time.

Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia, Creed and Phillips rounded out the top five finishers in the nightcap.


Dawson Wins Hornets Division race

Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia squeezed past Todd Garnett of Drakes Branch, Virginia with three laps to go and held on to win the 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

Kirsten Simmons of LaCrosse, Virginia, Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia and Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia completed the top five finishers.

The win was Dawson’s third of the season. The race was highly competitive with six lead changes among four different drivers.


NEXT RACE AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY

South Boston Speedway will stage one of its premier events of the 2016 season on a special day, Friday night, July 1, as America’s Hometown Track hosts its annual Pre-Fourth of July event, the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 racing program.

A 200-lap race for the region’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors, the season’s longest and richest Late Model Stock Car Division race at South Boston Speedway, will headline the night’s four-race card. The night’s action will also include a 100-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

After the night’s racing action has concluded, fans will be treated to a dazzling Fourth Of July fireworks show to round out the night.

Advance tickets priced at $15 each will be available at the South Boston Speedway office until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Tickets at the gate on race day will be $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Media Contacts:
Mike Smith
Relevant Public Relations
423.914.3009
msmith@southbostonspeedway
msmith@prrelevant.com

 

 


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