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Falk holds on for win in wild Martinsville finish

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C.E. Falk Falk leads a pack of late models in the closing laps as the fans saw a wild finish to the late model race. (Jeffrey Jackson photo)
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Patterson remembered

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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

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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

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Brian Pembelton

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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.

Pembleton wins sportsman race

Red-hot Brian Pembelton strengthened his hold on the points lead in the highly competitive NASCAR limited sportsman division at South Boston Speedway Saturday night. Pembelton held off local driver Jeb Burton in a three-lap dash to the finish by 0.372-seconds and collected his second win of the season.

Morris, Cash win SBS LMSC double bill

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THREE-WIDE FOR THE LEAD - South Boston Speedway featured a NASCAR late model race with action as good as it gets in the second Twin 75 late model race. Here, No. 77 (Michael Hardin), No. 26 (Philip Morris) and no. 90 (eventual winner Jonathan Cash) battle for the lead.
Philip Morris dominated the first of two Twin 75 NASCAR late model races at South Boston Speedway, and then Jonathan Cash emerged with the win in the second race, showcasing short track action as good as it gets. Morris, seeking to win a third NASCAR Whelen series national title, seized the pole and led all the way in a relatively uneventful first 75-lap LMS feature at SBS.

Busch takes RIR win

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CHECKERED FLAG - Kyle Busch overcame a record-tying 15 cautions and had a strong final run to take the checkered flag at the end of the Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.
Kyle Busch celebrated his 24th birthday in style, capitalizing on a superb performance from his team and an unusual late green flag run at Richmond International Raceway.

Pulling double duty

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Jeb Burton at VIR Sunday
It’s all part of the learning curve for a young racer. Jeb Burton pulled double duty this past weekend, competing in NASCAR short track racing at South Boston Speedway on Saturday night and on a specialized short track circuit Sunday at Virginia International Raceway Sunday. Burton, still only 16, is further ahead in NASCAR racing at SBS. He finished fourth in limited sportsman action at SBS, and 23rd in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI event at VIR.

Donohue reviled by competition

David Donohue left Virginia International Raceway on Saturday reviled by two of his competitors after a bruising finish to the feature race, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototypes feature. Nevertheless, this controversy will likely work itself out, once cooler heads prevail. As matters stand, Donohue is having an outstanding season so far, with a win for the Brumos Porsche no. 58 entry at the season-opener Rolex 24 at Daytona, followed by a third-place podium finish at VIR Saturday.

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