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Corey Heim Sweeps NWAAS Late Model Features at South Boston Speedway

South Boston, VA – ­­South Boston Speedway has a new winner in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division – that is pending the outcome of a post-race technical inspection by NASCAR officials.

Sixteen-year-old Corey Heim of Marietta, Georgia, competing in a Late Model Stock Car for the first time, tamed a 22-car field that included a pair of former NASCAR national champions and swept the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that were part of Saturday night’s Davenport Energy PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.

Another teenager, Ryan Repko, finished second to Heim in both races. Former NASCAR National Champion and defending South Boston Speedway Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia, Tyler Hughes of Cordova, Maryland and Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers in the first race.

Former NASCAR National Champion and current NASCAR national points leader Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia finished third in the second race, with Sellers and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Virginia completing the top five finishers.

Heim took the lead in the first race with 11 laps to go and pulled away from his challengers on a restart with nine laps to go. Once in front, he surged to a 1.533-second win over Repko.

In the second race, Heim took the lead on lap 8 after Scott and Hughes tangled while battling for the lead. Once in front, Heim pulled away and edged Repko by 4.048 seconds to claim the win.

Speedway officials said the results of the race are unofficial pending a post-race technical inspection by NASCAR officials. Official final results are expected to be posted this coming week.

 

Pollard Wins Davenport Energy PASS 150 Super Late Model Race

Bubba Pollard, one of the best-known Super Late Model drivers in the South, added his name to the list of South Boston Speedway Super Late Model race winners Saturday night surviving a wild Davenport Energy PASS 150 race punctuated by 11 caution periods.

With the race being part of the PASS “Roads To Oxford and Richmond” program, Pollard opted to accept a guaranteed starting spot in the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine later this season.

The veteran from Senoia, Georgia looked to be out of luck when he spun with eight laps to go while battling eventual runner-up Lucas Jones of Mooresville, North Carolina for the lead. But Pollard picked his way through traffic and got back to third place by the time a caution flag flew with four laps to go.

The late caution period set up another intense battle between Pollard and Jones, with Pollard wrestling the lead away from Jones with three laps to go. Pollard managed to hang on from there, crossing the finish line .434-second ahead of Jones.

Jeff Batten of Nashville, North Carolina finished third with Heim and Roy Hayes III of Millukge, Pennsylvania rounding out the top five finishers.

 

Jarrell Wins Hornets Division Race

Cameron Jarrell of Amelia, Virginia scored his sixth win in seventh starts Saturday night, taking the lead from Kenny Mills, Jr. of Alton, Virginia with two laps to go and edging Mills for the win in the 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race. Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia, Donald Clay and Andrea Ruotolo Rounded out the top five finishers in the race that saw the lead swap hands seven times between four drivers.

 

Hendrick Wins Southern Ground Pounders Race

Brandon Hendrick topped the field in the 25-lap race for the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders series. Hendrick took the top prize in the Modified Division and Ken Faucette, who finished third overall behind Hendrick and Dwight Sauls, won the Sportsman Division

 

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

It will be a big night for fans when South Boston Speedway celebrates its 61st Anniversary Saturday night, August 25 with the Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program. As part of South Boston Speedway’s 61st-anniversary celebration, fans will get to watch as the latest chosen inductees are honored with their formal induction into the Virginia Motorsports Hall Of Fame during pre-race ceremonies.

The night’s racing action starts at 7 p.m. with the seven-race program being headlined by a 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Cars. In addition, fans will see twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division and twin 15-lap races for the Mod-4 Division.

Registration and pit gates open at 2 p.m., practice runs from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt NASCAR Late Model 100 racing racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at http://www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Austin Thaxton Prevails in Aqua Pros 100 at South Boston Speedway

Austin Thaxton hoists the winner’s trophy after winning the Aqua Pros 100 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

South Boston, VA – Austin Thaxton found himself in the right place at the right time and came away with his first win of the season in Saturday night’s Aqua Pros 100 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race at South Boston Speedway.

In earning his first victory of the season at the .4-mile oval, Thaxton became the fourth different driver to visit Victory Lane at South Boston Speedway this season. The win equaled the one win Thaxton earned last season at “America’s Hometown Track.”

The Clarksville, Virginia resident pulled away from his challengers after the final restart with eight laps to go and was never seriously challenged in the closing laps.Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina finished second, .668-second behind Thaxton, with Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia, defending track champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia and Raymond Pittman III of Amelia, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina finished second, .668-second behind Thaxton, with Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia, defending track champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia and Raymond Pittman III of Amelia, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.The lead proved not to be the best place to be for much of the race. Track and NASCAR National Point Leader Philip Morris and Sellers tangled on lap 40 while battling for the lead. Morris spun again on lap 62 while battling Mike Jones of South Boston, Virginia for the top spot.

The lead proved not to be the best place to be for much of the race. Track and NASCAR National Point Leader Philip Morris and Sellers tangled on lap 40 while battling for the lead. Morris spun again on lap 62 while battling Mike Jones of South Boston, Virginia for the top spot.Jones, who was returning to action with a new car after having had his car destroyed in a violent crash and subsequent fire in a June 16 race at South Boston Speedway, led on four different occasions. His bid for his first Late Model Stock Car Division win ended in a crash with Jason Barnes of Stony Creek, Virginia as they were battling for the lead with 13 laps to go.

Jones, who was returning to action with a new car after having had his car destroyed in a violent crash and subsequent fire in a June 16 race at South Boston Speedway, led on four different occasions. His bid for his first Late Model Stock Car Division win ended in a crash with Jason Barnes of Stony Creek, Virginia as they were battling for the lead with 13 laps to go.Scott inherited the lead, only to lose it to Thaxton on the final restart.

Scott inherited the lead, only to lose it to Thaxton on the final restart.

 

Crews Claims Fifth Limited Sportsman Division Win Of Season

Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia wrestled took control after the race’s final restart with 23 laps to go and held off Jacob Borst of Burlington, North Carolina to win Saturday night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race. Crews’ margin of victory over Borst in scoring his fifth win of the season was 1.259 second.

Bob Davis of Thaxton, Virginia, Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton of Greensboro, North Carolina and Brandon Jones of Amelia Courthouse, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.

The race was a four-car battle between Crews, Borst, Dalton and Jones, with Crews getting the upper hand after Jones and Dalton tangled on lap 27 while battling for the lead.

 

Milam, Shelton Split Wins In Pure Stock Division Doubleheader

Jarrett Milam of Keeling, Virginia and Daniel Shelton of Hurt, Virginia split wins in Saturday night’s twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.

Milam won the first race to score his first win of the season, edging Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia by .271-second to earn the win. Defending division champion Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Virginia finished third with Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, Virginia and Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Shelton started third in the second race, took the lead on the fourth lap, and finished almost one second ahead of Layne in earning his second victory of the season. Milam, Pickrel and Mayo completed the top five finishers.

 

Jarrell Continues Domination Of Hornets Division

Cameron Jarrell of Amelia, Virginia continued his domination of South Boston Speedway’s Budweiser Hornets Division, starting on the back row of the field and driving to victory in Saturday night’s 15-lap race.

Jarrell got a good jump on the final restart of the race with three laps to go and edged defending division champion Tyler Crute of Alton, Virginia for the win. Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia finished third.

 

Holdren Remains Perfect In Mod-4 Division

Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Virginia got a solid start on the race’s final start with three laps to go and edged Jesse Yopp of Moneta, Virginia by .589second to win Saturday night’s 30-lap Mod-4 Division race.

Holdren has won all three of the Mod-4 Division races held at South Boston Speedway this season.

Cory Dunn of Salem, Virginia, Haley Holdren and Chad Asberry rounded out the top five finishers.

 

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

One of South Boston Speedway’s bigger events of the season is coming up as racing returns to “America’s Hometown Track” on Saturday, August 11 with the running of the Davenport Energy PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.

The stars and cars of the PASS South Super Late Model series will make their only visit of the season to South Boston Speedway to compete in a 150-lap race. Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will share the spotlight with the PASS South Super Late Model competitors.

Rounding out the night’s action are a 15-lap race for South Boston Speedway’s Hornets Division competitors, and a 25-lap race for the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders series.

Registration and pit gates open at 12:30 p.m., practice runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 5 p.m. A Fan Appreciation event will be held at trackside at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Advance general admission tickets priced at $10 each will be available for purchase until 5 p.m. Friday, August 10. Tickets on race day will be $15 each. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the Davenport Energy PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at http://www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Corey Almond Grabs First Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Hamilton, Causey and Givens also visit WhosYourDriver.org Victory Lane

Photo: VMS Press Release

Jamaica, VA – A win at Virginia Motor Speedway has been eluding Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA for several years now, but that is not the case anymore as he pulled away late to take home the victory. Several cautions on the start of the feature moved Almond up to the front row. On the drop of the green flag, Almond took the lead from Ryan Adams of Madison Heights, VA and began to pull away from the field. Almond held off several challenges by Matt Quade and Mark Parks to take home the victory.

“We have been working really hard to get a victory here at Virginia Motor Speedway, I hate that I slid up on that first start and got into Davis (Lipscombe) but it doesn’t take away from what I am feeling right now,” commented an emotional Almond in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Mark Parks, Ryan Adams, Matt Quade and Bobby Thompson. In other action Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA scored his career first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory at VMS and became the fourth winner in as many races; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA became the fourth winner in as many races by holding off a charging Tim Schulte of Troy, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Sandston, VA held off Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA at the line to score his third win of the season.

In other action Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA scored his career first Truckin Thunder Sportsman victory at VMS and became the fourth winner in as many races; in the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature Bret Hamilton of Powhatan, VA became the fourth winner in as many races by holding off a charging Tim Schulte of Troy, VA for the win and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature James Givens of Sandston, VA held off Cory Bradley of Hopewell, VA at the line to score his third win of the season.

Matt Glanden and Ryan Adams led the Victory Lap Pro Late Model 19 car field to green with the caution coming out for a wreck in turn one. It took another two tries to get the race started before Corey Almond would take control of the race. For the first 14 laps, Almond had to hold off the challenges of Matt Quade. Quade would have to come to pit road on lap 15 to fix a flat right rear tire.

On the restart, Mark Parks tried to sweep the outside of Almond but could not pull off the pass. Almond would pull away and use the traffic to his advantage. With all the battling behind him, Almond was able to dominate the remainder of the race and take home his first VMS victory. Rounding out the top five were Mark Parks, Ryan Adams, Matt Quade and Bobby Thompson.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 30 lap feature Tyler Shipp and Steve Causey led the field to green with Causey grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Behind him, the battle went three wide with fast Qualifier Brett Adkins going to the outside to move to third from his sixth place starting position. On lap 5 Adkins took second from Shipp and set out to run down the leader Causey. On the final 25 laps, Adkins would take several shots at Causey for the lead only to be turned away each time. Causey would hold on to grab his first Virginia Motor Speedway victory. Rounding out the top five were Adkins, Mark Gonzales, Hunter Shelton and Michael Hayes.

The box score may show that Bret Hamilton led all 30 laps of the Budweiser Modified feature but what it doesn’t show is how hard that victory was for Hamilton. Tim Schulte and Hamilton led the 17 car field to green with Hamilton taking control of the top spot out of turn 2. By lap 10 the leaders were working their way through traffic with Hamilton using the top and Schulte down on the bottom.

With eight laps to go Schulte began getting a run on Hamilton each time out of both turn 2 and turn 4. Each time Hamilton was able to hold him off at the line. A caution with two to go set up a green, white, checkered finish. On the restart, Hamilton was able to get a couple of car lengths over Schulte only to have Schulte close that gap back up. With one to go Schulte got a run on Hamilton in turn three but Hamilton took away his line and hold him off for the win. Rounding out the top five were Schulte, Francis Jarrelle, Ryan Toole and Mike Reynolds.

In the Collision One Limited Stock feature, Chad Champion and Trent Clemans led the field to green. Clemans would jump to the lead out of turn 2 with Champion and James Givens in close pursuit. Givens would get by Champion for second on lap 2 and the two would beat and bang a bit before Givens settled into the spot. On the next lap Givens began applying pressure to the bumper of Clemans for the lead and on lap 6 Givens got to the outside to take the top spot. Once out front, Givens looked to be in control of the race. That is until final five laps when Cory Bradley entered the picture. Bradley tried several times to get inside Givens for the lead but couldn’t pull off the pass. On the final lap, Bradley made one last ditch effort to take the lead, this time getting side by side as they raced to the checkers. Givens would hold off Bradley by a bumper at the line for the win. Rounding out the top five were Bradley, Trent Clemans, Randy Hutchens and Marty Coltrain.

The Speedway will take next Saturday, July 21st off and return to racing on Saturday, June 28th and host week 8 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps):

  1. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 2. 1-Mark Parks, [6]; 3. 12-Ryan Adams, [2]; 4. 47-Matt Quade, [5]; 5. 51-Bobby Thompson, [11]; 6. 01-Matt Glanden, [1]; 7. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [10]; 8. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [8]; 9. 5J-Darrell Dow, [16]; 10. 38-Nicolas Love, [15]; 11. 11M-James Miller, [12]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [13]; 13. 79-Tim Sant, [17]; 14. 17-Camden Testerman, [7]; 15. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [4]; 16. 8-Wesley Givens, [19]; 17. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [9]; 18. 77-Brian Hankins, [18]; 19. 28-Carl Vaughan, [14]

Fast Qualifier: Mark Parks – 18.855 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps):

  1. 9-Steve Causey, [2]; 2. 16-Brett Adkins, [6]; 3. 51-Mark Gonzales, [3]; 4. 00-Hunter Shelton, [8]; 5. 22-Michael Hayes, [7]; 6. 91-James Snead, [11]; 7. 55-Tim Shelton, [5]; 8. 25-Tyler Shipp, [1]; 9. 92-Kacey Gordon, [16]; 10. 0-Chase Burrow, [17]; 11. 21-Brandon Sandridge, [14]; 12. 1-Chad Beahr, [13]; 13. 0C-Joe Weiss, [4]; 14. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [15]; 15. 13-Matt Ashworth, [10]; 16. 88-Bill Coada, [12]; 17. 6-Macy Causey, [9]

Fast Qualifier: Brett Adkins – 21.067 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps):

  1. 1. 1st-Bret Hamilton, [2]; 2. 10S-Tim Schulte, [1]; 3. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [4]; 4. 84-Ryan Toole, [5]; 5. 112-Mike Reynolds, [3]; 6. 98-J.D. Eversole, [13]; 7. 11-Chase Butler, [20]; 8. 48-Lance Grady, [16]; 9. 43-Josh Harris, [12]; 10. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [11]; 11. 16-David Kendall, [17]; 12. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [18]; 13. 27-Mark Schools, [15]; 14. 33-Hunter McClendon, [7]; 15. 99W-Chris Arnold, [6]; 16. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [8]; 17. 51-Joey Polevoy, [9]; 18. 57-Curtis Barricks, [19]; (DNS) 26X-James Sparks; (DNS) 44-Stephen Bryant,

Fast Qualifier: Chris Arnold – 19.707 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps):

  1. 8-James Givens, [4]; 2. 41-Cory Bradley, [5]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans, [2]; 4. 4-Randy Hutchens, [6]; 5. 25-Marty Coltrain, [3]; 6. 14D-Joey Dean, [10]; 7. 08-Chad Champion, [1]; 8. 22-Raymond Harper, [11]; 9. 23-Brandon Bowler, [7]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [16]; 11. 11-Robbie Kramer Jr, [9]; 12. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [14]; 13. 88-Jay Seward, [15]; 14. 9-Justin Pullen, [18]; 15. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [12]; 16. 09-Jacob Buie, [13]; 17. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [17]; 18. 10-Ray Ashworth, [19]; 19. 18-John Hankins Jr, [21]; (DNS) 12-Mark Schools; (DNS) 5-Joe Fancher,

Fast Qualifier: James Givens – 22.893 seconds

Tyler Bare Takes Pro Late Model Victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Polevoy, Shelton and Coltrain all grab first wins of the season

Photo: Tyler Bare Racing Facebook

Jamaica, VA – Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA took over the top spot in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model after race leader Jared Powell of Charlottesville, VA and second place Matt Quade of Mechanicsville, MD got together on lap 23 seconding both the rear of the field. Once out front Bare powered away from the field to take the win.

“We hate to win them that way, but we will take it. We found something on the top groove and I believe we had something for them anyway. We had a chance to race closer to home tonight but we chose to come back to Virginia Motor Speedway because we love it here,” commented Bare in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Adams, Matt Tarbox, Corey Almond and Camden Testerman.

In other action Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA scored an emotional win in the Budweiser Modified feature. In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman feature Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA wrestled the lead away from Joe Weiss of Elizabeth City, NC to become the third winner in as many races and in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 25 lap feature Marty Coltrain of North Chesterfield, VA held off a late race challenge from point leader James Givens of Sandston, VA to return to victory lane after a two year absence.

Chuck Bowie and Jared Powell led the Victory Lap Late Model field to green with Powell grabbing the lead out of turn 2. On the next lap Matt Quade would get by Bowie for second and set out to catch Powell. On lap 12 Quade tried to get under Powell for the lead but was unable to make the pass. For the next 16 laps the two battled for the lead side by side with Tyler Bare making it three wide on several occasions. On lap 23 Quade dove in hard under Powell in turn four and slammed into the side of Powell’s car sending him for a spin. The move resulted in a black flag for Quade sending both drivers to the rear of the field. That handed the lead over to Bare, a lead he would not relinquish as he drove on to the win. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Adams, Matt Tarbox, Corey Almond and Camden Testerman. The win by Bare makes it three different winners in three races.

In the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, it only took six laps for Tim Shelton to grab the lead away from Joe Weiss, but those were six hotly contested laps. Once out front though Shelton was able to pull away to grab the win. Rounding out the top five were Weiss, Matt Meads, Steve Causey and Tyler Shipp. Shelton’s win makes it three different winners in three events.

In the Budweiser Modified 30 lap feature, it looked as if Francis Jarrell was going to walk away with an easy win. But on lap 11 two lapped cars spun in turn 3, collecting the leader in the process. That handed the lead over to Joey Polevoy and he took complete advantage of the situation. Once the field got back under green Polevoy pulled away from the battle for second between Tim Schulte and Chase Butler. Polevoy would cruise to the win with Schulte, Butler, twentieth starting Ryan Toole and Jeff Solinger.

It may look like Marty Coltrain had an easy time in grabbing his first Collision One Limited Stock Car win in two years, but what the scorecard doesn’t show you is the number of challenges for the lead he had to defend. Coltrain and Chad Champion led the field to green with Coltrain grabbing the lead out of turn 2. Champion tried several times to get under Coltrain to take the lead but was unable to make the pass. Trent Clemens and James Givens then made it a four-car race for the lead. On lap 6 Givens took over second with a power move to the outside of both champion and Clemens in turn 2. Once in second, he began to apply pressure to the bumper of Coltrain. Just behind him, Corey Bradley had worked his way from his twentieth starting position to pressure Givens for second. Coltrain worked his line and kept Givens at bay to take home his first win in two years. Rounding out the top five were Givens, Bradley, Champion and Brandon Bowler.

The Speedway will take next Saturday, July 7th off and return to racing on Saturday, June 14 and host week 8 of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

 

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2018 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

RACE RESULTS FOR GLOUCESTER S.T.A.R. KIDS NIGHT

Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps):

  1. 30-Tyler Bare, [7]; 2. 12-Ryan Adams, [8]; 3. 66X-Matthew Tarbox, [9]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [6]; 5. 17-Camden Testerman, [3]; 6. 5J-Darrell Dow, [15]; 7. 47-Matt Quade, [4]; 8. 38-Nicolas Love, [11]; 9. 28-Carl Vaughan, [16]; 10. 11M-James Miller, [10]; 11. 20-James Bunn, [18]; 12. 08-Tyler Detter, [12]; 13. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [1]; 14. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 15. 2*-Jared Powell, [2]; 16. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [17]; 17. 77-Brian Hankins, [19]; 18. 23M-John McClellan, [13]; (DNS) 8-Wesley Givens,

Fast Qualifier: Corey Almond – 18.924 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps):

  1. 55-Tim Shelton, [4]; 2. 43J-Joe Weiss, [2]; 3. 23-Matt Meads, [3]; 4. 9-Steve Causey, [5]; 5. 25-Tyler Shipp, [8]; 6. 00-Hunter Shelton, [11]; 7. 17-John Nickens, [12]; 8. 1-Chad Beahr, [14]; 9. 6-Macy Causey, [17]; 10. 51-Mark Gonzales, [6]; 11. 22-Michael Hayes, [7]; 12. 0-Chase Burrow, [10]; 13. 91-James Snead, [15]; 14. 14-Ryan Hutchens, [16]; 15. 92-Kacey Gordon, [13]; 16. 13-Christopher McIntosh, [18]; 17. 16-Brett Adkins, [9]; (DNS) 88-Bill Coada,

Fast Qualifier: Mark Gonzales – 22.373 seconds

 

Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps):

  1. 51-Joey Polevoy, [4]; 2. 10S-Tim Schulte, [6]; 3. 11-Chase Butler, [10]; 4. 84-Ryan Toole, [20]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [9]; 6. 33-Hunter McClendon, [3]; 7. 98-J.D. Eversole, [8]; 8. 27-Mark Schools, [12]; 9. 99-Charlie Hubbard, [5]; 10. 44-Stephen Bryant, [11]; 11. 48-Lance Grady, [13]; 12. 01-Francis Jarelle III, [2]; 13. 1ST-Bret Hamilton, [19]; 14. 16-David Kendall, [14]; 15. 68-Adam Hoegerl, [16]; 16. 316-Josh Roberson, [7]; 17. 21J-Curtis Mason, [18]; 18. 57-Curtis Barricks, [15]; 19. 43-Josh Harris, [1]; (DNS) 18J-Jeremy Biggers,

Fast Qualifier: Joey Polevoy – 20.027 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps):

  1. 25-Marty Coltrain, [1]; 2. 8-James Givens, [8]; 3. 41-Cory Bradley, [20]; 4. 08-Chad Champion, [2]; 5. 23-Brandon Bowler, [14]; 6. 4-Randy Hutchens, [7]; 7. 09-Jacob Buie, [5]; 8. 88-Jay Seward, [13]; 9. 01-Trent Clemans, [3]; 10. 47-Christian Sherr, [18]; 11. 9-Justin Pullen, [17]; 12. 26-Stephanie Johnston, [11]; 13. 59-Carl Hazelwood, [15]; 14. 00-Bill Hardman Jr, [9]; 15. 18-John Hankins Jr, [10]; 16. 5-Joe Fancher, [12]; 17. 22-Raymond Harper, [4]; 18. 12-Mark Schools, [6]; 19. 39-Cole Johnston, [19]; (DNS) 36-Dustin Bishop,

Peyton Sellers Edges Philip Morris for Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 Win

📸 – Twitter: @sellers_racing

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – Peyton Sellers scored his second win of the season at South Boston Speedway Saturday night and did it in a stirring fashion in the track’s biggest NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race of the season.

The Danville, Virginia resident fended off Philip Morris in a 17-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s seven caution periods to win the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200. Sellers’ win was worth a total of $8,000. He picked up $6,500 for winning the race, scored a $1,000 prize from Sparks Oil Company for winning the pole and earned another $500 prize from Sparks Oil Company for leading the most laps.

Saturday night’s win was the second of the season for Sellers at the .4-mile oval. It was the first win for Sellers in South Boston Speedway’s premier mid-summer classic that serves as the first leg of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown. The Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway later this month and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in late September comprise the other two legs. The driver with the best average finish in the three races earns a $10,000 prize at the conclusion of the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Morris, who entered the race having won six of the season’s first eight races at South Boston Speedway, finished second .064-second or about two car lengths behind Sellers. Tyler Hughes of Cordova, Md. Finished third, just over a second behind Sellers, with one-time South Boston Speedway winner Brandon Pierce of Oak Ridge, North Carolina and Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina rounding out the top five finishers.

C.E. Falk, Woody Howard of Chesapeake, Virginia, Justin Carroll, Mike Looney of Catawba, Virginia and Tim Phipps of Tracy’s Landing, Maryland rounded out the top ten finishers in the 35-car field.

Sellers led four times for a total of 129 laps in the race that saw the lead swap hands 10 times among six different drivers. Morris led twice for a total of 25 laps. Eight of the lead changes occurred in the first half of the race.

Sellers caught two big breaks during the race, the first coming when he pitted on lap 53 during a caution period to have his team change a flat right rear tire. He raced his way back to sixth place by the mid-race break and restarted the race from fourth place after Morris, the halfway leader, drew a nine for the inverted restart, meaning the top nine drivers at the halfway break would be inverted for the start of the second half of the race.

He needed only three laps after the restart of the race to take the top spot. Once in front, Sellers never relinquished the lead, fending off challenges from Hughes and Morris to secure the win.

 

DANA WINS 75-LAP LIMITED SPORTSMAN DIVISION RACE

Jessica Dana, who wowed South Boston Speedway fans by winning a Limited Sportsman Division race at South Boston Speedway on June 16, did it again Saturday night, this time, winning South Boston Speedway’s longest and richest Limited Sportsman Division race of the season.

Dana, of Mooresville, North Carolina, muscled her way past Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia on the 47th lap and edged Crews by .825-second to win Saturday night’s 75-lap race. With the win, Dana became the first female driver to win the track’s biggest Limited Sportsman Division race of the season.

Karl Budzevski of Montvale, Virginia, Jacob Borst and Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the 12-car field.

 

AUTRY TAKES PURE STOCK DIVISION WIN

Greg Autry of South Boston, Virginia grabbed the lead on the opening lap and sped to victory Saturday night in the 40-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race. Saturday night marked the third time that the two-time former South Boston Speedway Budweiser Pure Stock Division champion has won the division’s longest and richest race of the season at South Boston Speedway.

Jarrett Milam of Keeling, Virginia finished second 1.195-second behind Autry with Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia, Kenny Mills of Alton, Virginia and division points leader Daniel Shelton of Hurt, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

 

JARRELL WINS IN HORNETS DIVISION

Cameron Jarrell of Amelia, Virginia made it a perfect three-for three Saturday night, winning the 20-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

The win in the season’s biggest race for the division’s competitors gives him wins in all three of the races run in the division to date this season.

Defending division champion Tyler Crute of Alton, Virginia finished second with Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia, Kenny Daniel of Sutherlin, Virginia and Joey Clay of Halifax, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.

Jarrell led twice for a total of 16 laps in the race that saw t he lead change hands four times among four drivers.

 

NEXT RACE AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY

NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 14 with the running of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

Twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will headline the six-race card that starts at 7 p.m. The night’s action will also include twin 25-lap races for the Limited Sportsman Division, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Hornets Division.

Registration and pit gates open at 2 p.m., practice runs from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at http://www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Tyler Ankrum & Anthony Alfredo Earn First Wins of K&N East Series; Sellers and Pierce Win in Late Models

Anthony Alfredo celebrates his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win in the second of the Who’s Your Driver Twin 100s Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. (Barry Cantrell, NKP)

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – Tyler Ankrum and Anthony Alfredo split wins in the twin 100-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races that headlined Saturday night’s whosyourdriver.org NASCAR K&N Twin 100s racing program at South Boston Speedway.

The wins were the first victories for both Ankrum and Alfredo on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East circuit. Also, Saturday night, defending South Boston Speedway Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia and Brandon Pierce of Oak Ridge, North Carolina split wins in the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that shared the spotlight with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East doubleheader.Ankrum wrestled the lead away from DGR Crosley teammate Tyler Dippel on lap 55 following the restart that ensured after the fourth of the race’s seven caution flags. He fended off South Boston, Virginia resident Colin Garrett

Ankrum wrestled the lead away from DGR Crosley teammate Tyler Dippel on lap 55 following the restart that ensured after the fourth of the race’s seven caution flags. He fended off South Boston, Virginia resident Colin Garrett and Justin Carroll after the final restart with nine laps to go and drove to a 1.250-second win over Carroll with Garrett finishing third to give Hunt-Sellers Racing its best-ever finish in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

Marcos Gomes and Dippell rounded out the top five finishers in the opening race.In the nightcap, Alfredo muscled his way past Chase Cabre on the last lap to score his first career win in the series. Cabre got out of shape and got into the wall after contact with Alfredo, opening the door for Dippel, Ankrum

In the nightcap, Alfredo muscled his way past Chase Cabre on the last lap to score his first career win in the series. Cabre got out of shape and got into the wall after contact with Alfredo, opening the door for Dippel, Ankrum and others to speed past him to the checkered flag.

Alfredo edged Dippell by 4.176 seconds at the finish with Ankrum, Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Spencer Davis rounding out the top five finishers in the race that saw four different drivers hold the lead in the race.

 

Late Model Stock Car Twinbill

In the Late Model Stock Car Division doubleheader, Sellers picked up his first win of the season at South Boston Speedway in the first of the night’s pair of 75-lap races.Sellers won the pole, lost the lead to Philip Morris on the fourth lap, but regained the lead on lap 38 when Morris was sidelined by a broken engine pulley. Once in front, Sellers was able to hold off Pierce for the win.

Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina, Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia and Mike Jones of South Boston, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the race that saw the lead change hands twice between Sellers and Morris.

In the nightcap, Pierce drove past Morris with 16 laps to go and edged Morris by .774-second to score his first career South Boston Speedway win.

Scott finished third, Austin Thaxton of Clarksville, Virginia finished fourth and Dusty Ellington of Burkeville, Virginia finished fifth.

There were three lead changes among three drivers with Pierce leading twice for a total of 27 laps.

 

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, May 26, with the Danville Toyota Presents Bojangles NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.

Getting the green flag at 7 p.m., the six-race card will be highlighted by a 100-lap race for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division. A 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division and a 30-lap race for the Mod 4 Division will round out the night’s action.

Registration and pit gates open at 2:30 p.m., practice runs from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the whosyourdriver.org NASCAR K&N Twin 100s racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Virginia Motor Speedway Set to WRAR / WNNT Night at the Races this Saturday April 28th; First Race of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Season

Photo: Al Goulder

Jamaica, VA – Drivers and fans alike are ready to get the 2018 Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing season at Virginia Motor Speedway underway after being rained out on April 7th. After a very success Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth on April 14th, officials are excited to see what the weekly racing season has to offer. WRAR / WNNT Night at the races will feature all four Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship division in some exciting side by side racing.

Saturday evening April 28th will feature a full program of Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 28th will open at 12pm for inspection and registration for all competitors. Spectator gates opening at 5pm with on-track activities beginning around 5pm with hot laps. There will be a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:45pm.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult general admission is just $12; seniors (60+) $10; military (active and retired) $8; students (11-17) $6 and children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Pit passes (regardless of age) are $20 and also get you a seat in the grandstands.

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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

 

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2018 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s website at http://www.vamotorspeedway.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

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