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Life for white author and his black namesake in segregated Southside was a study in contrasts

Halifax County IDA holds off grant request for industry prospect

Flotilla clean-up on Banister River postponed to Oct. 20


Comets open district play





Sellers wins So Bo Speedway title, Morris closing in on national crown

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Moffitt claims first series win

Brett Moffitt
16-year-old Brett Moffitt hopes he can make an major impression, with the aim of landing a full-time ride in the upper reaches of NASCAR. For now, the Iowa teenager will have to settle for a piece of NASCAR Camping World East series history. He’s now the youngest winner in this series ever, after bolting to the lead on lap 84 and cruising to a comfortable win in Saturday night’s 150-lap feature at South Boston Speedway.

Pulliam wins first late model race

Lee Pulliam
Lee Pulliam is flying high after his first career NASCAR late model stock car win at South Boston Speedway. “The top of the mountain,” said Pulliam after a spirited celebration in Victory lane. “It’s an awesome night.”

Sprint Cup drivers invade VIR

A small group of NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars – including Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. – tested at Virginia International Raceway yesterday, as a smattering of fans gathered for the track’s annual open test day. Several other Sprint Cup regulars, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano, and Casey Mears also tested.

SBS to host Camping World East series

For the third straight year, South Boston Speedway is preparing to host the NASCAR Camping World East Series in racing action on Saturday. The NASCAR Camping World East Series competitors will battle it out Saturday night in a 150-lap race, which is set to get the green flag at 7 p.m. Also scheduled as part of the NASCAR Camping World 150 event is a 150-lap shootout for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division. That event will be run at the conclusion of the NASCAR Camping World East Series race.

Johnson still working out kinks

Justin Johnson did not have one of his better nights at South Boston Speedway last time out, but the North Carolina driver is still working out the kinks in his new race deal for 2009. Johnson, the current SBS late model points leader, is looking for improvement. “We’re still getting better. It’s kind of a thrown together, last minute deal with Randy Taylor and Taylor Brothers Motorsports,” said Johnson. “We’ve been getting a little better …. we haven’t had that much time to practice,” said Johnson.

Patterson remembered

Wayne Patterson
Wayne Patterson, one of the best NASCAR late model drivers of his era, was remembered in an emotional pre-race ceremony before the start of the racing program last Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. And the drivers put special commemorative decals on their cars, with the simple remembrance, “Champion forever, Wayne Patterson, 1949-2009.”

Ramsey returns to Victory Lane at SBS

CELEBRATION - Wayne Ramsey celebrates after winning the NASCAR late model feature at SBS Saturday night. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Reigning NASCAR South Boston Speedway late model track champion Wayne Ramsey returned to Victory lane Saturday night. Ramsey, who started the 2009 season on the sidelines due to sponsorship issues, capitalized on a lap 57 incident that took two-time national champion Philip Morris out of contention. From there, Ramsey cruised to his first late model win of the season, rolling to a 1.218-second win over David Quackenbush. Nick Smith battled back from the incident from Morris and salvaged third.

Old-fashioned fender-bending action with sportsmen class at SBS

Brian Pembelton


Justin Snow
NASCAR like it used to be and still ought to be. Plenty of old-fashioned, fender-bending, traditional short track action took place Saturday night in the Twin 50 limited sportsman races at South Boston Speedway. Brian Pembelton extended his points’ lead in this heart-stopping series and won the second 50-lapper, while local sensation Jeb Burton almost won the first race.

SBS to remember Patterson

South Boston Speedway will remember one of its talented track champions Saturday night prior to the running of the Charles Anderson Lawn Care 150 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.

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