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David Latour Holds Off Eric Winslow for Limited Win

South Boston, VA – Fifteen limited late models took to South Boston Speedway to grab the checkers in the first race of the season.

Colin Garrett continued the trend of setting track records running a 15.140 second lap in qualifying, beat the previous limited record of 15.478 and even beating the old late model record of 15.314.

Trey Crews lined up to his outside and would lead the first lap before falling back to third with Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton getting by him on the inside with a driving style you’d see at dirt tracks all over the country. By lap 12 Garrett had a second and a half lead over Dalton. Three laps later Mike Jones gets some help from Daniel Moss and busts the radiator out of his car.

With the cone out Amber Balcaen decides to take the high line and challenge and beats him on the restart. Moss gets invovled in another incient and the yellow flies again with Garrett up front, Eric Winslow in second, and Balcaen in third. Coming to the green again they go three wide out of turn two and Winslow takes the lead and Balcaen gets some tire rub going from a collapsed fender. Dylan Saul was all over the rear of Balcaen until the caution flew again for Brandon Jones coming to a stop on the track.

Garrett decides to try the outside on Winslow and it pays off as Eric has trouble on the restart with a bad shift. Saul is able to get by Balcaen with a bump and run and Trey Crews follows. Shortly after that Balcaen and Dalton get into a wreck with Amber’s race ending. The next restart Garrett and Winslow come together with some big damage to the 24 of Colin.

Another lap, another caution. This time for debris on the track. Dylan Saul and Crews make up the front row and Trey leads them out of turn two. With some crazy three wide driving Latour and Winslow end up out front and Latour locks up the win in a crash filled fifty lapper.

It looks like there is gonna be a lot of good, regular competition in this series for the year and should be very interesting to watch.

Final Results

1. David Latour Jr.
2. Eric Winslow
3. Dylan Saul
4. Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton
5. Trey Crews
6. Chris Elliott
7. Billy Myers
8. Jason Myers
9. Colin Garrett
10. Brandon Jones
11. Amber Balcaen
12. Barry Beggarly Jr.
13. Bob Davis
14. Daniel Moss
15. Mike Jones

Philip Morris Sets Track Record for SoBo Pole

South Boston, VA – Eighteen NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late models took to the fresh pavement at South Boston Speedway for the 60th Anniversary of the historic track for twin 100 lap races.

Philip Morris set fast time in the final round of euro qualifying running a 14.731 second lap with a top speed of 100.197 miles per hour to beat the previous record from 2007, a 15.314 second lap. Altogether twelves cars surpassed the previous.

Tyler Matthews, 2016 NC State Champion, makes a trip to Virginia to try his hand at the 4/10th mile banked track. Nick Smith, 2016 Dominion Raceway track champ, is also mixing it up.

Qualifying Order

1.Philip Morris
2. Bobby McCarty
3. Peyton Sellers
4. Lee Pulliam
5. Danny Willis Jr
6. Kelly Kingery
7. Tyler Hughes
8. Brandon Pierce
9. Nick Smith
10. Macy Causey
11. Tyler Matthews
12. Austin Thaxton
13. Jason Barnes
14. Stuart Crews
15. Madeline Crane
16. Raymond Pittman III
17. Trevor Ward
18. Dean Ward

With Threat of Bad Weather, South Boston Moves Races To Sept. 17

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (September 2, 2016) – With an uncertain weather forecast for the next 24 hours, South Boston Speedway Officials has postponed Saturday night’s racing activities. All of Saturday’s scheduled races will be held Saturday, September 17.

Hard rain from the tropical storm that is moving up the Eastern Seaboard isn’t expected to hit the South Boston area until after midnight tonight and continue into the morning. With the unpredictable movement of the storm and keeping in mind how hard those east of South Boston may get hit, track officials felt it best to make the early decision.

The Late Model twin 75-lap races and the 50-lap Limited races have been added to an already exciting lineup of racing onSeptember 17 that includes a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 15-lap Budweiser Hornet race. Champions will be crowned in all four divisions on that night.

In addition, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be featured in a 150-lap event.

There will be a total of 405 laps of racing.

Advance adult general admission tickets are priced at $10 and may be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office until5 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Adult general admission tickets will be $15 each at the gate on race day. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Thaxton Damages Bowling National Title Hopes with Late Model Win

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South Boston, VA – Austin Thaxton, of South Boston, Virginia, recovered from a spin early in the race and came through the field to win the 100-lap “Italian Delight Family Restaurant Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt NASCAR Late Model 100” at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

Matt Bowling, of Ridgeway, Virginia, has held the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points race all year but held only a single point lead entering Saturday’s race.

Bowling, who has eight wins and holds a 63-point lead over Peyton Sellers in the points battle at South Boston Speedway, started mid-pack but took the lead from Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Virginia, on lap 27 and held a comfortable lead until shortly after the race’s second and final caution on lap 53.

Thaxton had moved to third by lap 80 and passed Danville, Virginia’s Peyton Sellers on lap 83, before tracking down Bowling on lap 93 and holding on to win the race by 1.276 seconds, his fourth win of the year.

Sellers finished second, followed by Josh Oakley, of Rougemont, North Carolina, Bowling and Mark Wertz, of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Thaxton captured his second pole of the season with a time of 16.048 seconds (89.731 MPH).

 

Throckmorton reaches 10-win plateau in Limited Sportsman Division

 

Joey Throckmorton closed in on the Limited Sportsman Division title with his 10th win of the season on Saturday, passing Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia, on lap 28 and pulling away from the field to win over Mike Jones, of South Boston, Virginia by 2.751 seconds.

Moss finished in third place, with Colin Garrett of South Boston, Virginia, and Bob Davis, of Thaxton, Virginia, rounding out the top-five finishers in a race that had one caution.

Barry Beggarly, Jr., of Providence, North Carolina, captured his first pole of the season with a time of 16,371 seconds (87.960 MPH).

 

Allred takes home first Pure Stock win of season

 

Joe Allred III, of Scottsburg, Virginia, grabbed his first win of the season in the 30-lap Pure Stock Division race, starting back in the field and working his way up before passing Randy Hupp, of Halifax, Virginia, on lap 27.

Hupp finished second, with Bruce Mayo, of Halifax, Virginia, and points leader Johnny Layne, of Nathalie, Virginia, rounding out the top-four finishers in a race that had one caution.

Layne, who has seven wins on the year and elected to start at the rear of the field for passing points, won his seventh pole of the year with a time of 18.739 seconds (76.845 MPH).

 

Mills takes win in Hornets Division race

 

The points battle in the Hornets Division became even tighter Saturday with Kenny Mills Jr. of Alton, Virginia, winning his third race of the year.

Mills, 16 points behind Todd Garnett at the beginning of the race, took the lead on lap eight of the 15-lap race and held on to win over Frank Wagner of Nathalie, Virginia, with Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, and Jared Dawson, of Nathalie, Virginia, rounding out the top-four finishers in a race that had three cautions, with Garnett not finishing the race after an on-track incident.

 

Rice, Agee division winners for Southern Ground Pounders

 

Jimmy Rice, of Gibsonville, North Carolina, driving a 1963 Ford Falcon, and Corey Agee, of Martinsville, Virginia, driving a 1938 Plymouth Coupe, were the Sportsman and Modified division winners in the 25-lap race for the Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club race.

Sparky Staton, of Charlottesville, Virginia, driving a 1955 Chevrolet, finished in third place, and Jay Royal, of South Port, North Carolina, rounded out the top-four finishers in a caution-free race.

 

NEXT RACE AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY

 

It will be Championship Night when NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, Sept. 3 with the 7 p.m. running of the GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment Co. NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.

There will be plenty of excitement as South Boston Speedway officials crown the track champion in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and the Limited Sportsman Division.

Five races are on tap with twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors headlining the action. A 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division round out the night’s action.

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

Adult General Admission tickets are $10 each, with youth ages 7-12 admitted for $5 and kids ages six and under being admitted free with a paid adult.

For additional information about the GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment Co. NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s 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.

Saturday Night’s South Boston Race Vital To Bowling’s National Title Chase

IMG_7693SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – It’s crunch time for Matt Bowling. The young Ridgeway driver who calls South Boston Speedway his racing home has led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points race all year. But with just three weeks remaining in the season, that lead has dwindled to a single point.

And that makes this Saturday night’s “Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt” NASCAR Late Model 100 even more important to Bowling.

“This is a big one for us. Unfortunately, it’s just a single race and we’ll have to start mid-pack because we won the last two. But we’ve got a good car and hopefully we can contend for it. If we win, it will be big,” said Bowling.

Bowling has been dominant at South Boston this season with eight wins. He has 11 wins overall in 35 starts throughout the region. He’s scored 27 top five finishes and 33 top 10s as he traveled to seven different tracks.

But he has been shadowed in the second half of the season by northern Modified racer Keith Rocco. He has 12 victories in 35 starts, but has fewer top five and top 10 finishes than Bowling.

Bowling admits he has been looking over his shoulder recently.

“I’m feeling the pressure. We’re winning races and so is he (Rocco),” said Bowling, who has just one more race this season at South Boston after Saturday night, but plans to race at as many other tracks as possible. “We just have got to keep doing what we’ve been doing. It takes a lot (chasing the national title) and it’s been working on us. We just have to keep doing what we’ve been doing all year. If we keep that up, we’ll be OK.”

Racing returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday with the 7 p.m. running of the “Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt” NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.

A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will headline the five-race card. Also on the night’s schedule are a 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division and a 25-lap race for the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders series.

Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 6 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.

Adult General Admission tickets are $10 each, with youth ages 7-12 admitted for $5 and kids ages six and under being admitted free with a paid adult. It’s also Back To School Night with all students admitted for $5 with proper ID.

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