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Autry picks up Pure Stock win in first run this season at SBS

SoVaNow.com / July 03, 2017
Greg Autry showed up at South Boston Speedway for the first time this season and came away with a win in the 50-lap Pure Stock race.

Autry had a near perfect night as he captured the pole position for the race and then went on to lead every lap for the win.

“The car was pretty good tonight, it got a little loose about midway though the race,” Autry said. “The competition caution actually helped me because it allowed my tires to cool and I was able to drive off on the restart.”

A competition caution flag was thrown on lap-37, but Autry bolted back to the lead on the restart. He finished 1.771 seconds ahead second place finisher Eric Crews.

Crews, also, making his first start of the season at South Boston, was strong all night but had to smell the exhaust of the faster Autry car the entire race.

“I believe we had a winning car going there for a while, but it fell off there at the end,” he said. “Maybe we can come back next time and get it done.”

Points leader, Harrison Walker, was just a tick off in the race and brought his car home in third place.

Walker said his car felt off before the race and they decided to take a gamble for points. “We started back in the field and went for the passing points. We started ninth and finished third gaining some extra points for moving up six places,” he said

Quincy Adams and Johnny Lane rounded out the top-five finishers.



Priest wins Hornets Race

Connor Priest picked up his first win of the season at South Boston Speedway in the Hornets race.

Priest grabbed the lead on the fourth lap and picked up the win in the 20-lap race.

Priest survived a caution on the eighth lap but restarted in front to outrun Tyler Crute for the win.

Kenny Mills, Justin Dawson, and Kevin Currin rounded out the top-five finishers for the Hornets.

Priest already had two second place and one fourth place finish this season.

“The rookie finally freaking got one and I cannot be anymore prouder of the guys that help prepare this car for me,” said Priest. “I can’t say this is the best car I have ever had. We have had some good cars and had bad luck. Tonight we ran good and had the good luck.”





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