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SoVaNow.com / May 23, 2013South Boston Speedway will honor military personnel and serve up some of the hottest racing action in the region Saturday night, May 25 with the running of the Bojangles NASCAR Late Model 150.
Five action-packed races are scheduled Saturday. The first of the five races will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
As part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, South Boston Speedway will also be honoring all military personnel Saturday night. Military personnel will be admitted free Saturday night with proper identification.
Highlighting the night of NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action Saturday will be a 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam, a seven-time winner in 2013 on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval, continues to lead in the chase for the South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock Car Division title. In 10 starts at South Boston Speedway this year, Pulliam has tallied seven wins and two second-place finishes.
Bobby McCarty is second in the standings. He currently has a 36-point advantage over third-place Dustin Storm. Former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris is fourth in the standings. Morris is eight points behind Storm and 18 ahead of fifth-place Austin Thaxton.
Other events scheduled include a race for the Limited Sportsman Division, twin clashes for the drivers in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, and a race for the touring Legendary Ford Flathead Racing Association.
Three-time winner Danny Willis Jr. sits atop the standings in the Limited Sportsman Division. He is 42 points ahead of second-place Garrett Bunch. Michael Maresca is third in the standings, 12 points behind Bunch and only two ahead of fourth-place Blake Stallings. Tommy Peregoy is fifth in the standings. He trails Stallings by just three points.
Randy Hupp currently leads the way by 12 points over Austin Milam in the battle for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division crown. Defending champion Joe Allred and Stuart Crews are tied for third place, just eight points behind Milam, and eight ahead of fifth-place Bruce Mayo.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3-4:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing will roll off at 5:30 p.m.
Military honored this Memorial Day weekend. Active and retired military with proper ID will receive free admission.
Admission will be $10 for adults and children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information visit the track’s website or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
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