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‘A blow to our schools’:  Trustees offer praise as Lineburg sets exit


Merchants hope busy Sunday is good omen for Christmas sales

Firefighter charged in Mountain Road crash


Comets work on weaknesses in scrimmage

Regular season opens Wednesday at Franklin County





McCarty surges past Sellers to take the win, and $10,000 check at SBS Saturday

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.

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

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.

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