Morris, Cash Split SBS Twinbill
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. - Defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. and Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. split the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races that highlighted the Mom's Night Out racing program here at South Boston Speedway.
Morris started on the pole and led all the way in winning the first of the night's twin 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division races.
In the nightcap, Morris started sixth and finished second behind Cash, who gave car owner Sandy Stigall of Roxboro, N.C. his first win at South Boston Speedway in almost 10 years.
The win in the first race gave Morris his third win of the season here at South Boston Speedway. With his victory in the nightcap, Cash became the fifth different winner in the Late Model Stock Car Division at South Boston Speedway this season.
Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C. finished second behind Morris in the first 75-lap race with Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C., Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Morris' margin of victory over Johnson was .504 second.
The second 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division race was one of the more exciting races of the season. Six caution flags were thrown and two drivers were penalized in the first 30 laps.
Five different drivers led the race with Michael Hardin, Morris and Cash staging a torrid battle for the lead for much of the race. Cash took the lead from Morris with 16 laps to go and sped away to a 1.655-second win over the defending national champion.
Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. finished third, Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. finished fourth and Justin Johnson rounded out the top five finishers in the nightcap.
The six caution periods cut Cash's average speed to 41.400 mph. The race took 43 minutes to complete.