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Trey Crews Picks Up His Third Win of the Season at South Boston After Thrilling Battle with Mike Jones

Trey Crews works through turn one earlier in the afternoon in preparation of the 100-lap Limited Sportsman feature for Thunder Road Harley Davidson night. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

South Boston, VA – Mike Jones, in one of the best-looking cars in attendance this weekend, set the fastest time earlier in the afternoon during euro style qualifying with a time of 15.304 seconds or 96.445 mph. Colin Garrett, Trey Crews, Barry Beggarly, and Brandon Jones rounded out the fastest five cars during group qualifying.

It did not take long for things to heat up on track as the sun set in turn one for the 100-lap feature. Current points leader, Trey Crews, wasted no time once the green flag was displayed and took the lead from Jones. His efforts would be slowed, however, with just two laps on the board after Brandon Jones and Bob Davis got tangled up going into one and making hard contact with the outside retaining wall, Chris Elliot received some damage from the altercation. The race was immediately red flagged so clean up crews could get to work and safety crews to check on Davis.

The race was slowed once more just twelve laps later when Beggarly lost it off turn two and received damage from Latour, who honestly looked like he had nowhere to go coming off turn two. Both drivers retired from the race after the contact. In between those two cautions, Mike Jones was able to track down and pass Crews for the lead but, Crews elected to take his chances with the cone on that restart and it paid off, he was able to make the pass for the lead on the outside.

Collin Garret and Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton put on a spectacular show for the fans racing hard for position, at times racing door to door. Dalton looked to peek under Garrett out of turn two and cut it just a little too close once coming out of turn two. They made contact and around went Garrett bringing out the caution.

When the green flag came back out it did not take long for them to work around Eric Winslow. The two immediately picked up their battle where they had left it. Trey Crews elected to use the cone to start on the outside of Mike Jones and it proved to work out for the Halifax, Virginia native and Trey Crews took over the lead for the next few circuits. Once Jones got going he was able to take the lead back over from Crews on lap 36 and opened up over a full second lead and looked poised to take it to the finish.

It was about 30-laps to go when Trey Crews, with Dalton right in his tire tracks, started to close in on race leader Mike Jones. The final caution of the race came with just under twenty laps to go when Mike Jones lost it in turn four battling with Trey Crews and working around the slower cars. Jones looked to go through three and four a little higher than normal and possibly got into the marbles and went around. This handed the lead over to Crews on the final restart who ran away with it to the checkers, collecting his second pre-July 4th win at South Boston.

“It’s a great night. Did it just like we planned,” a very happy Crews said in victory lane. “[We] Saved a little at the beginning and there at the end. It was a great points night.”

Mike Jones, who would ultimately finish third, swept the bonus awards, winning the $500 Stallings Collision Center Pole Award and the Stallings Collision Center $250 Halfway Leader Award. The Limited Sportsman will be back in action in two weeks at South Boston on July 15th or Twin 25-lap features. Visit www.southbostonspeedway.com for more information.

Former South Boston Speedway Budweiser Pure Stock Division Champion Greg Autry of South Boston, Virginia made his first start of the season in Saturday night’s 50-lap Pure Stock Division race at South Boston Speedway. He made the most of it. Autry, who won back-to-back division titles in 2014 and 2015, won the pole and led flag-to-flag to win the night’s 50-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race.
Apparent runner-up Eric Crews of Long Island, Virginia was disqualified after his car failed to pass a post-race technical inspection by track NASCAR officials, thus elevating division points leader Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, Virginia to the runner-up spot. Quincy Adkins of Danville, Virginia, defending division champion Johnny Layne of Nathalie, Virginia and Tyler Conner of Scottsburg, Virginia completed the top five finishers. [Excerpt from South Boston press release provided by Mike Smith]

 

Limited Sportsman OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #9 Trey Crews; 100
  2. #50 Ross Dalton; 100
  3. #39 Mike Jones; 100
  4. #05 Billy Myers; 100
  5. #22 Eric Winslow; 100
  6. #91 Chris Elliot; 97
  7. #17 Jason Myers; 45
  8. #82 Barry Beggarly; 14
  9. #89 David Latour; 14
  10. #16 Brandon Jones; 1
  11. #19 Bob Davis; 1

Boo Boo Dalton Steals a Win at South Boston in Summer Classic

BooBoo DaltonSouth Boston, VA – South Boston Speedway’s limited sportsman points leader Joey Throckmorton would set fast time in qualifying with a 16.234 lap time but started 5th for the 100 lap race.

Brian Pembleton started on the pole and by lap five he was out to a great lead. This left Mike Jones, Roy Peregoy, and Throckmorton to put on a good show for second through fourth. Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton was also putting on a clinic as he started deep in the field.

A couple restarts later and Throckmorton gets by Pembleton with Boo Boo not letting him run away. Eventually Joey would get a good lead built up and it was looking like another dominating performance for the 21 car. Jones and Daniel Moss started to have a good battle for. Moss would stay fifth and a quick Peregoy, who fell back after a pit stop, would race him side by side for about 6 laps but Peregoy could never beat him off the corner enough to take the spot.

With around twenty laps left Throckmorton hit the slow cars and this allowed Dalton to close in a little each lap. With eight laps to go Throckmorton started having problems and his lead quickly shrank from a second to nothing. Dalton made the winning pass with a couple laps remaining and Throckmorton was able to hold on for a third place finish.

Boo Boo Dalton would start one of the best celebrations I’ve ever seen at a short track, burning the tires down all over the turns 1 and 2 and once in victory lane slamming the roof of the car and screaming in joy. A big celebration for a big race at South Boston Speedway.

Limited Sportsman Results:

1.#50 Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton; 100
2. #89 David Latour Jr; 100
3. #21 Joey Throckmorton; 100
4. #71 Brian Pembleton; 100
5. #39 Mikes Jones; 100
6. #58 Daniel Moss; 100
7. #2 Tommy Peregoy;99
8.#19  Bob Davis; 99
9. #24 Colin Garrett; 99
10. #16 Brandon Jones; 98
11. #05 Billy Myers; 30
12. #82 Barry Beggarly Jr.; 5

South Boston Announces Major Rule Changes For 2016 Season

SoBo EntrySOUTH BOSTON, VA. – South Boston Speedway officials announced today sweeping rule changes that will drastically cut the cost for teams while increasing the excitement for the fans.

New tire rules were introduced for the track’s top two divisions, Late Model Stock and Limited Sportsman, and a carburetor and weight change was unveiled for the Limited cars that will make them more versatile for teams.

The purse for Late Model races have also been increased deep into the field with a guaranteed $500 to start each race.

“South Boston Speedway has re-energized its commitment to both help the weekly racer and give the best possible action to SoBo’s loyal fans,” said Nick Igdalsky, senior vice president of South Boston Speedway. “This will be demonstrated not only with this announcement, but with several more announcements leading up to the 2016 racing season.”

Late Model teams will be allowed to purchase only two tires each race date as compared to four in the past. Limited teams will be allowed to purchase just one tire each race date. The two exceptions to the new tire rules will be the March 12thseason-opener and the July 1 race when teams in both divisions will be allowed to purchase four tires.

Limited teams running the 603 engine and with a total weight of 3,000 pounds and 1,325 pounds right side with the same carburetor and spacer as the 604 engine will be allowed to run in the Late Model division. This rule change will give Limited teams the opportunity to race in the Late Model division on nights when the Limited division is idle. Teams cannot run the same car in two divisions on the same night.

“The two-tire rule and $500 to start in the Late Model division is a perfect example of South Boston’s commitment to fans and competitors,” said Igdalsky. “It will drastically cut a team’s expenses by over $320 per race while the $500 guaranteed starting purse will help all teams cover other costs.”

“Fans will love the two-tire rule because it will close the gap of competition between the higher and lower-budget teams and make for some much closer racing at South Boston in 2016.”

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No Sophomore Slump For Crews As He Claims Title In Second Season

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Photo: Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

South Boston, VA – After a solid Limited Sportsman debut at South Boston Speedway in 2014 that saw him win three races and finish third in the points, Trey Crews was confident 2015 could be a good year for him.

He just didn’t know exactly how good it would turn out.

Crews captured five races on the way to winning the 2015 South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman track championship. He will be honored at South Boston Speedway’s annual awards banquet early next year, along with all other division champions.

“I knew we had a lot of support coming into this season. I think a lot of people were behind me to win the championship,” said the 20-year-old Crews. “I felt like we had the equipment and the knowledge to win a lot of races. I felt pretty confident going into the season.

”But this is a tough division at South Boston. There are a lot of good drivers, a lot of good teams. There’s a lot of good competition.”

Crews and veteran Danny Willis dominated the division in 2015, but down the stretch it was all Crews. Willis suffered a blown engine with a handful races to go and Crews went on a hot streak, winning three races in the final few weeks.

“He (Willis) had a 20-point lead with four races to go. I felt like if nothing happened it was his, but he had a motor issue,” said Crews. “Then we had a winning streak and we won it.”

Perhaps the biggest key for Crews’ championship run was his ability to avoid trouble.

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