Pulliam Sweeps SBS Twinbill
Johnson Unofficially Clinches Title
SOUTH BOSTON, VA…Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. continued his recent hot streak at South Boston Speedway Saturday night, sweeping the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that were part of the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.
While Pulliam ran his season win total at South Boston Speedway to five with his pair of wins, Justin Johnson of Durham, N.C. unofficially clinched his second straight South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division championship.
The championship will not be official until track and NASCAR officials verify Saturday night's race results and points totals.
Pulliam edged defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion and former track champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va. by 2.104 seconds in winning the first 75-lap race with former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion and former South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. finishing third.
Jeb Burton of Halifax, Va. and Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md. rounded out the top five finishers in the 21-car field.
In the second 75-lap race, Pulliam took the lead from Sellers, the pole starter, on the third lap and held off Sellers and Morris in a two-lap green-flag dash to the finish that followed the race's lone caution period.
Nick Smith of Hampton, Va. and Leigh Caruthers of Wake Forest, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers in the 16-car field.
Pulliam averaged 32.782 mph in the first race, which was slowed by five caution flags and two red flags. He averaged 69.134 mph in the nightcap, which was slowed by only one caution period.