National champions cut up twin races at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON — Three NASCAR country wide champions had been within the discipline for Saturday afternoon’s Danville Toyota NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 100s at South Boston Speedway and of them, former countrywide champion Lee Pulliam, of Alton, and defending national champion Philip Morris, of Ruckersville, break up wins inside the pair of one hundred-lap Late Model Stock Car races that opened the music’s 62nd season.
The different former NASCAR country wide champion inside the field, defending South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers, of Danville, also had an excellent afternoon, rising with a couple of runner-up finishes after having set a brand new song document in qualifying.
Pulliam won the primary of the day’s pair of hundred-lap races, taking the lead from Sellers with fifty-seven laps to go and riding away to a 2-2d win over Sellers.
Morris completed 0.33, Mike Looney, of Catawba, and Austin Thaxton, of Clarksville, rounded out the top five finishers.
Morris started out fifth in the 2d race, which had an inverted start a number of the pinnacle finishers of the primary race, with Sellers beginning sixth and Pulliam lining up in the 7th area.
The protecting NASCAR national champion took the lead from pole starter Thomas Scott on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way, edging Sellers by way of 1.896 seconds to take the win.
Scott, of Efland, North Carolina, completed 1/3, with Thaxton and Jason Barnes, of Stony Creek, rounding out the top 5 finishers.
Pulliam becomes sidelined early within the 2d race. His car slid up into the wall while struggling with Scott for the role in the pinnacle four, and completed thirteenth after being sidelined after 38 laps of the race.
Willis wins restricted sportsman
Danny Willis Jr., of Cluster Springs, opted to take a step again from the Late Model Stock Car Division to compete inside the NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division, and it paid off.
Willis received Saturday’s 50-lap race, surviving a hotly contested war with Washington country native Jessica Dana and Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia to post his first win since the 2015 season.
Moss finished 2d, .480-2d in the back of Willis with Dana finishing 1/3, less than three-tenths of a 2d in the back of Moss. Jason Myers, of Hurt, and Drew Dawson, of Nathalie, rounded out the top five finishers.
There had been four lead adjustments among three drivers, with Willis main two times for a complete of 21 laps.
Crews take the natural stock win
Nathan Crews, of Long Island, began at the front row, took the lead on the whole lap and sped to victory within the 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Jarrett Milam, of Keeling, finished 2nd, .353-second at the back of Crews, with Bruce Mayo, of Halifax, finishing 0.33. Matthew Epps, of Halifax, completed fourth and Scott Phillips, of Halifax, rounded out the top 5 finishers.
Layne earns victory
Steven Layne, of Nathalie, competing in handiest his fourth career race, gained Saturday’s 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.
Layne took the lead from pole starter Aaron Cash, of South Boston, on the second one lap and led the rest of the way in scoring his first profession win.
Kevin Currin. Of Chase City, finished 2nd with Jared Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, Tyler Stanley. Of South Boston, and Josh Dawson, of Nathalie, rounding out the pinnacle 5 finishers.
Racing returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, March 30 with one of the music’s most suitable occasions of the season, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour one hundred fifty. The stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will go to South Boston Speedway for the primary time due to the fact that 2001, and will be featured in a 150-lap race.
In addition, the location’s top NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division drivers and teams could be featured in twin 75-lap races.
The day’s occasion time table will have practice from 9 a.M. Until eleven a.M. Grandstand gates will open at 11:30 a.M. And qualifying will start at 12 noon. An autograph session might be held trackside from 1 p.M. Until 1:45 p.M. Pre-race sports will start at 1:50 p.M. And the first race of the day will get the green flag at 2 p.M.
Advance grownup well-known admission tickets are priced at $10 each and may be available till 5 p.M. On March 29. Adult standard admission tickets on race day could be $15 each. Youth ages 12 and underneath are admitted unfastened with a paying adult.