Ramsey Sweeps South Boston Speedway Twinbill
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -Wayne Ramsey started the 2009 season searching for a ride and sponsorship to compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
Earlier this season, driving the Ford owned by Robert and Charlie Long, Ramsey found himself back in Victory Lane at South Boston Speedway.
Ramsey returned to South Boston Speedway for Saturday night's Whelen Twin 75's NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division and scored again not once – but twice.
Driving a Ford owned by Taylor Brothers Motorsports, Ramsey swept both of Saturday night's twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races, giving him three wins at the .4-mile oval this season.
Ramsey drove under Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. on the 60th lap and led the rest of the way, edging Smith by .951 second to score his second win here this season.
Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. finished third with Woody Howard of Chesapeake, Va., and David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. rounding out the top five finishers.
Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C., Michael Hardin of Pomfret Md., Kenny Forbes of Bullock, Va., Eddie Johnson of Midlothian, Va. and Bugs Hairfield of Chesterfield, Va. rounded out the top ten finishers.
Ramsey started fourth in the second 75-lap race but needed only a single lap to dart past Howard, the pole starter, to take the lead. The Amherst, Va. resident led the rest of the race, fending off Howard in a 13-lap green-flag sprint to the finish that followed the race's final caution period.
Ramsey's margin of victory over Howard was 2.104 seconds.
Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C. who entered the night's action as the division points leader, finished third, rebounding from a 17th-place finish in the first race that resulted from a broken wheel hub.
Oakley finished fourth and Johnson finished fifth. Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C., Quackenbush, McCaskill, Hardin and Hairfield completed the top ten finishers.
Ramsey averaged 71.792 mph in winning the first race and averaged 66.336 mph in winning the second race.