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Allred still on top in Pure Stock at SBS

SoVaNow.com / July 08, 2013

Scottsburg racer Joe Allred III continues to lead the pace in the Pure Stock division at South Boston Speedway.

Allred led all but four laps of Thursday’s 50-lap feature for the Budweiser Pure Stocks. He now has four wins this season, the most in the division, and extended his division points lead.

Allred claimed the checkered flag by 0.388 seconds over second place finisher Stuart Crews, with Austin Milam third.

Randy Hupp and Bruce Mayo rounded out the top five.

Allred grabbed the lead from Nathan Crews on the fourth lap of the race.

Allred led the rest of the way.

The race featured some early fireworks, as Justin Tucker and Johnny Layne got caught up in some bruising racing. At one point, Tucker seemed to be yelling at a fan after getting out of his car. Eventually, Tucker ended up on the hook, with both drivers finishing near the end of the pack.

Stuart Crews tried to apply pressure on the low side, with Allred continuing in the top spot.

At lap 45, Greg Autry and Stephen Casen were involved in a racing incident.

“That was one awesome race. That was some of the best racing I’ve been in, in a few years,” Allred said.

Second place finisher Stuart Crews said, “I’d won this race if they hadn’t thrown a caution every time I took the lead. I don’t know what’s going on. We gave it our best shot.”

“Joe Allred’s a fun dude to race with. We were both sideways coming off every turn and somehow we kept it straight.”

Ringgold driver Austin Milam finished third.

“We’ve been struggling. This is one hard track to get around. I went to Orange County last year, did amazing, won a championship.

“You come (to SBS), these boys mean business,” said Milam.

Allred averaged 22.813 mph en route to the win.

Kenny Mills, Jimmy Wade, Vic Ingram, Stephen Casen and Jake Brown rounded out the top ten, with Greg Autry 11th and Harrison Walker 12th. Eric Crews, Johnny Layne and Justin Tucker rounded out the top 15.

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