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


Four down, 22 to go

Four races down, 22 to go, before the Chase for the Championship and already the top twelve has a familiar feel. Jeff Gordon leads the point standings with 634 points as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes it first of three off weekends. Clint Bowyer is 43 points back in second, followed by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Brian Vickers and David Reutimann.

Motorsports Academy

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For the 2009 racing season, George Spencer returns as the driver for the Virginia Farm Bureau Comet Racing Team. This is George’s second season with Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Racing Team. Under the leadership of Doug Newcomb and Danny Wilborn the focus will not only be on improving the sixth place finish from last season, but also training the team members to be more specialized in the various jobs of being on a pit crew. As part of their sponsorship package, Virginia Farm Bureau has purchased fourteen NASCAR licenses for those students selected to be on the pit crew team. Each member of the pit crew is expected to learn each job responsibility and then work toward specializing in one of the positions. The team will be lead by Brent Younger, the crew chief. Younger is a junior at the Halifax County High School who has been a part of the pit crew for the past two seasons. Through his dedication and leadership skills, the coaches selected to groom Younger to be the crew chief on and off the track.

Sadler scraping for points

The year was 1995 and a young Elliott Sadler was cruising his way to a championship at South Boston Speedway. Flash forward 14 years and Sadler is doing anything but cruising; he is however fighting and sure to never lose. Sadler is scraping hard for every point he can get trying to build on his fifth place finish in the Daytona 500 and parlay it into a spot in the top twelve in the point standings.

Pulliam ready for LMSC run

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Lee Pulliam
Jimmy Wade figured he might get racing out of his system last season, but has returned for another campaign at South Boston Speedway. Wade, competing in the Pure Stock division, hopes to be more competitive this season.

Wade returning for another season

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Jimmy Wade
Jimmy Wade figured he might get racing out of his system last season, but has returned for another campaign at South Boston Speedway. Wade, competing in the Pure Stock division, hopes to be more competitive this season.

Looking for improvement

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Justin Tucker
North Carolina race car driver Justin Tucker is looking for improvement this year in the competitive Pure Stock class at South Boston Speedway. “My goals are this year are to keep my nose (clean), my car in one piece, finish in the top three every race, and bring home a championship,” said Tucker.

Anderson moves up

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Bruce Anderson
Bruce Anderson hopes to make an impression while racing in the tough NASCAR late model division at South Boston Speedway, even if he is not competing full-time here in 2009. “We’re looking at this year as a learning experience, and trying to get some seat time and earn some respect from those guys who’ve been doing it a while,” said Anderson. “Our goal is to go out there and run as many laps as we can, and be there at the end and try to work off some top ten finishes and possibly some top five finishes,” said Anderson, who finished second last season in the final limited sportsman points at the local track.

Jeb Burton optimistic

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Jeb Burton
Local driver Jeb Burton has reason for optimism heading into the season opener Saturday at South Boston Speedway. “We’ve been practicing, we’ve been going to the track. We’ve been doing real good, we’ve been fast. We’ve been real consistent, just getting the car ready for (Saturday),” said J. Burton. The 16-year-old driver is looking forward to a full season in limited sportsman at SBS.

Puryear, Gosney pairing continues

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TRACK TALK - From left, Matt Gosney, Stacy Puryear and Chris Elliott discuss race strategy at Martinsville Speedway during the late model all-star weekend from the Bailey's 300 in September 2007. Gosney is back with Puryear this racing season.
The championship pairing of Stacy Puryear and Matt Gosney returns this season on the NASCAR late model scene. Puryear and Gosney teamed up to win the late model title at Orange County Speedway last season. Puryear is planning to run the opener Saturday at South Boston Speedway, and hopes to campaign full-time here. He hopes to make as many races as possible in the late model division at South Boston. “We’re going to race as much as we can. Hopefully, we’ll be able to run them all, and hopefully we can run real well,” said Puryear.

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