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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.

Driver Series: S02E04 #58 Tyler Ankrum Set To Take The LMSC Series By Storm

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Photo by: Michelle Fedun-Ankrum

Tyler Ankrum
Birthday: March 6, 2000
Colton, CA
Current City: Huntersville, NC
Hometrack: Everywhere, USA

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We have featured this driver, and talked about the young man behind the #58 LMSC quite a few times in the recent months here on The Weekly Racer. Each time its because is ability to make something out of almost nothing. Twice now Ankrum has proved himself worthy of our Hard Charger Award – given to a driver typically in our Touring Series events that has pushed through the field the most. We thought what better time than to bring you a little closer to this west coast sensation! Oh and you can mark my words – this young man by the name of Tyler Ankrum is going to be the next best thing!

Ankrum started racing and the ripe ‘ole age of nine back in his home state of California. “I started racing a one quarter midget car at the USAC Orange Show Quarter Midget track in San Bernardino Califronia,” Ankrum told me. “Within six months I was racing three quarter midgets and running three different classes.” In the three short years Ankrum ran quarter midgets he was able to build a pretty impressive resume for himself. Multiple track championships, multiple track records for fastest times, QMA California State & Regional Championship. Oh yea – don’t forget the 5 USAC National Championships!

Speaking of which, this was something Ankrum pointed out to me as one of his biggest accomplishments. In 2013 Tyler became the first USAC guarter midget driver to win four (4) national titles in one year. “My biggest accomplishment in my quarter midget career was in 2013 I became the first USAC quarter midget driver to win 4 National Championships in one year,” said Ankrum. “You were only allowed to run 4 cars in 4 different classes, and I currently still hold the record.”

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Tyler Ankrum Proves Why You Never Stop Digging

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Lucama, NC ­– Growing up my parents always used to tell me to never give up on things I believed in, or were passionate about. I thank them for that everyday because it has made me a stronger person today. Those same values must have been instilled in Tyler Ankrum the young man from Colton California, who has really taken the Late Model Community by storm.

This past November we awarded Ankrum a Hard Charger award for his effort at the 2014 Autumn Classic (Tyler Ankrum Wins Autumn Classic Hard Charger Award) at none other than Southern National Motorsports Park. A motor swap was the reason Ankrum had to start in the rear of the field during that race, this time it was mishap during qualifying. Ankrum was coming out of turn four to take the green flag when the rear end snapped loose and sent him for a slow spin down the front stretch. With no steam behind him at the line you can only imagine how qualifying turned out for him.

Earlier that afternoon I confirmed with CARS Tour officials that the top twenty-five times during qualifying will be locked into the show, the remaining cars will be sent to a 20 lap Last Chance Qualifier race where the top four finishers from that move on. In addition, a provisional shall be awarded to one driver to make up a thirty-car field.

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Tyler Ankrum Wins Autumn Classic Hard Charger Award

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Newport News, VA
– “Tyler Ankrum didn’t win the Autumn Classic. Wait wasn’t that race like a week or two ago,” were probably the words that came to mind when reading that headline right? Yes I know things have been a little behind this off-season, yes The Autumn Classic is in the books, and yes you probably missed the Hard Charger section of the title. However I believe 100% if there was a late race caution you would have had to keep your eye on that black #58.

Due to a last-minute engine swap, Ankrum was forced to take the green flag from the rear of the field. In a field stacked with loads of talent one could say the odds were no longer in his favor. However, if Tyler is anything like myself at that age, I found myself working harder towards those things people said I would never accomplish.

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Weekend Sweeps Lands Greg Edwards Fourth Late Model Title

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Hampton, VA – I will tell you one thing, if you are a race fan and were not at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia this weekend you better have one damn good reason. There were so many divisions running (8 divisions), I felt the need to split up the recaps to help with the reading (Eight Divisions Invade Langley Speedway For Two Part Championship Weekend). Among those divisions were a slightly altered Late Model division who originally was set to close the season out on a 125-lap feature was split into two 75-lap events. Maybe it was done to help spice up the points race, maybe it was to provide the Langley drivers with a little bit additional national points before NASCAR closed up, well actually it was more so to make up the twin race that was cancelled the weekend before hand.

Greg Edwards came into the weekend holding onto a sixteen-point lead. A lead that Matt Waltz had been aggressively hacking away at since running into issues during the annual Hampton Heat 200. Edwards and his crew had already known what needed to be done to wrap up that fourth championship; finishes six place or better in a race where Matt Waltz wins and the championship is ours by one point. When we talked to Edwards last week after the ran out he said, “I’m going for the wins but at the same time just try not to get myself into any bad situations,” and for the win he went. Edwards piloted that 97.3 The Eagle machine onto the pole in qualifying with a time of 16.034, Brenden “Butterbean” Queen would start to his outside with the best qualifying run of his career so far.

Once the field had received the green from flagman Shane Snyder it did not take long for Edwards to clear Queen as well as for Matt Waltz to start working the high line. Things started t get warm quickly for that second through fourth spot on the track, Waltz had worked to the outside of Nick Smith who was all but hood deep into the bumper of Queen. Things would settle down and these guys would start racing and by lap thirteen the leader had already built a ten-car advantage of second place.

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