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Twin races abound at SBS Saturday
SoVaNow.com / August 27, 2014Three sets of twin races will be featured Saturday night when South Boston Speedway returns to action for the running of the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.
A total of seven action-packed races are scheduled as part of the racing program, with the first race getting under way at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the night will be a pair of 75-lap battles for the drivers in the late model cars. Saturday will be the next-to-last points race performances of the 2014 campaign at SBS for the late model drivers.
Twin races are also scheduled for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Those divisions, along with the drivers in the Hornets Division, will have their champions crowned Saturday night. The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will compete in a pair of 25-lap races, while the Pure Stock Division drivers will battle in two 15-lap events.
Peyton Sellers continues to lead the chase for the championship in the late model division. The former national champion owns five wins this season and is seeking to secure his second track crown at South Boston Speedway.
Matt Bowling, who is also a former South Boston Speedway track champion, is second in the standings. He is 13 points ahead of Austin Thaxton. In the fight for fourth place in the standings, Josh Oakley owns a 10-point edge over fifth-place Bruce Anderson.
One-time winner Danny Willis Jr. holds a slim three-point lead over J.D. Eversole in his bid to defend his crown in the Limited Sportsman Division. Trey Crews is third in the standings, and is only 12 points behind Eversole. Rounding out the top five points contenders in the division are Tommy Peregoy in fourth and Bob Davis in fifth.
Greg Autry heads into this weekend’s action with a 28-point lead over Bruce Mayo in his bid to claim the pure stock crown. Stuart Crews is third in the standings and is followed by Johnny Layne in fourth place and Harrison Walker in the fifth position.
Kevin Currin, Austin Milam and Kenny Mills are the top three drivers in the chase for the Hornets championship.
Pit gates will open on at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will roll off at 5:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open 5 p.m.
Admission will be $10 for adults. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.
SBS will also honor all students, who will be admitted for only $5 with a valid ID.
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