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SoVaNow.com / June 13, 2013South Boston Speedway will roar back into action on Saturday, for the running of the Whelen Night NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program.
Four races are scheduled as part of the action on Saturday. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, South Boston Speedway will be honoring all fathers this weekend with a special ticket rate of $5 for all dads. All fathers will be admitted for $5.
Highlighting the evening will be a 150-lap battle for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Other events featured as part of the Whelen Night event include twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division competitors and a shootout for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division.
Lee Pulliam, the defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion and the current leader in the chase for the 2013 national crown, is atop the title standings in the quest for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car championship at South Boston Speedway.
At South Boston Speedway this season, Pulliam has sped to eight victories to open a comfortable lead atop the division standings. Bobby McCarty is second in the standings and is 38 points ahead of third-place Dustin Storm.
Former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris and Austin Thaxton are currently deadlocked in fourth place in the title standings.
Danny Willis Jr. will carry a sizable advantage in the championship standings into the June 15 twin races for the Limited Sportsman Division. Garrett Bunch is second to Willis in the championship standings for the division, but is only eight points ahead of third-place Michael Maresca.
Blake Stallings is in fourth place in the Limited Sportsman Division. He is 10 points behind Maresca, and only one point ahead of fifth-place Tommy Peregoy.
The chase for the championship in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division is intense. The top five drivers are separated by only eight points.
Joe Allred III is currently in first place; however, he only leads second-place Stuart Crews by four points.
Nathan Crews, who claimed two wins in his last outing at South Boston Speedway, is third in the standings. He is just one point out of second place and only one point ahead of fourth-place Austin Milam. Randy Hupp rounds out the top five; however he is just two points behind Milam and eight behind division-leading Allred.
Pit gates will open at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3-4:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday, June 15 at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting lineups for the night of racing will get cranked up at 5:30 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults. Children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information, visit the track’s website at http://www.southbostonspeedway.com or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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