Scott Worley rides the high line to Late Model Stock Car victory at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. scored his third career Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division victory in impressive style Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
The 150-lap race was the featured attraction of the 3M Night NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program.
Worley started sixth in the 18-car field, and slowly picked off his challengers before taking the lead on lap 126 and holding on the remainder of the way to take the checkered flag first. Worley, as he has done throughout the season, used the high side of the track to make his passes and work his way to the front of the field.
"It was a wild ride," Worley said. "I had been wanting to earn a win for such a long time." Worley had earlier said that his first two Late Model wins were "sort of handed to me."
Worley grabbed the second-place spot on the track on lap 91 with a pass of Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. He then set his sights on David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C., who was three-fourths of a straightaway ahead at the time.
Worley closed in on Triplett by trimming nearly a car length per lap off of his advantage.
Triplett started third in the event and took the lead on lap 38 with a pass of Dickerson. Triplett wound up second in the race, while Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. roared from a 12th-place starting position to finish in third place.
Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C., who collected his first win of the season last week, finished fourth after starting 11th and Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. rounded out the top five competitors.
Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. secured sixth-place, while Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. finished seventh and David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. placed eighth.
Division point leader Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. garnered a ninth-place showing to maintain an eight-point edge over Sellers in the championship chase, while Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. rounded out the top 10. Butler was one lap down at the close of the race.
The race was slowed by just one caution period, which took place on lap 11. The green flag stayed out the rest of the way when it was displayed to the drivers for the restart on the 18th circuit.
Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. earned the pole position for the race with a qualifying lap of 15.920. McCaskill set the early pace, however, his engine went sour prior to the restart of the race and he had to head to the pits. McCaskill wound up placing 14th.