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Multi-car crash makes for wild night at track

SoVaNow.com / May 20, 2019


Saturday’s produced one of the wilder nights in recent memory at South Boston Speedway.

The scariest incident came in the final race, the second Pure Stock twin, when a multi-car crash left the no. 12 car of Randy Hupp demolished.

Hupp ended up on the track coming out of turn 4 upside down. Three cars — Scott Phillips, Justin Dawson and Hupp — were involved.

Hupp’s car sustained the worst damage.

The drivers were able to climb out and Hupp was not pleased.

“Yeah, I’m fine. I just hate my car is tore all to hell. But I done done everything. I’ve won and I’ve lost.

“Now I’ve put the SOB on the roof.

“It was one of them Ricky Bobby moments (from Talladega Nights). It was like yeah, this isn’t good,” said Hupp.

» NEW DEAL: Trey Crews made history for the first time in his late model win at SBS. He’s won titles in two other divisions here, but Saturday night represented new territory.

“Man, it means the world,” said Crews.

“It just means the world to run as well as we did against the competition that’s been here. They do it for a living. We do it for the weekend,” said Crews.

“Tt wasn’t no give up in me. I wasn’t going down without a fight.”

Pulliam knows this track as well as anyone and made a valiant effort to nail down second.

“He (T. Crews) did a hell of a job. I gave him every trick in the book and I used every trick I knew to get some grip in this thing. We were way too free. I knew my only opportunity was on cold tires. My car was just skating all over the place.”

Nick Sanchez finished third.

Crews had a margin of victory of 0.748 over Pulliam and 0.954 over Sanchez.

Austin Thaxton was fourth and Mike Looney came home fifth. Points leader Peyton Sellers elected to start in the back for passing points. He finished in seventh place.

» LIMITED REPORT: Daniel Moss and Danny Willis Jr. split the limited sportsman features.

“We were way too free in that first race,” Willis said. A new idea did not work, and Willis also gave Moss credit for savvy race moves in the opening race.

Willis and his team made effective changes in the second race. He had a 0.685-second margin over Moss in race two of the 25-lap limited event as the no. 23 was on a rail.



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