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Adkins picks up Pure Stock win

SoVaNow.com / June 19, 2017


Quincy Adkins overcame a mid-race caution and rolled to victory lane in the Pure Stock division at South Boston Speedway Saturday.

Adkins led all the way and won the restart at lap 15.

Adkins said his second win was a good as his first one recently. He said the track was slick in the early going and noted the other drivers had to maneuver carefully.

Adkins averaged 61.824 mph and edged second place driver Randy Hupp by 1.140 seconds.

Hupp took second and improved markedly, although SBS threw a competition caution midway through the 30-lapper.

“I’ve been trying to find a decent balance in the car all year. We got it close, but it was a little bit too free,” said Hupp.

Johnny Layne finished third, 5.909 back. Recent two-time winner Harrison Walker was fourth, seven seconds back. Jimmy Wade took fifth, one lap off the pace.

Layne started at the rear of the field to collect passing points. The veteran said afterwards, “had to be real careful tonight,.had fun running these guys.” Payne sustained tire problems at the end. “I got two big chunks taken out,” said Layne. “Just managed to get what we could get.”

HORNETS WINNER: Jason Crute made a strategic late move to capture the Hornets race.

Crute started eighth. After some short track fender bending, Crute ran low coming out of turn 4 and then improved his lead on lap ten.

Connor Priest took second and Jared Dawson settled for third.

Crute reflected on the race action afterwards.

Nothing has come easily for Crute this season. He powered from the back of the field in a 15-lapper.

“It’s a real struggle coming from the (rear) of the field like that. Just tried to do the best we can and put on a (good) show for the fans,” said Crute.

BIG MONEY ON THE LINE: SBS’s next race is its pre-Fourth of July show Tuesday, July 1.

The evening will feature a 200-lap late model feature, followed by a fireworks show.

The late model winner will receive $6,500, the second highest purse this side of Martinsville Speedway’s Sept. 23 late model race.

Late Model drivers get $700 to start, with the pole winner receiving $1,000. The late model halfway winner pockets $1.000.

In addition to the late model race, there will 100-lap limited sportsman race, 50 for the Pure Stocks and 20 for the Hornets.

IMPRESSIVE WORK: SBS crews, track workers and volunteers pitched in Saturday to clear the track of water following a storm. The event went off at 8 p.m. and went relatively smooth, except for some late model theatrics.





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