South Boston Speedway
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Title Chases Intensifying as SoBo Prepares to Host American National Presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Late Model 150 Event Saturday
by Tim Chandler
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. -- The NASCAR Whelen All American Series championship chases are heading into the stretch run at South Boston Speedway and action will resume on the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval this weekend.
America?s Hometown Track will host the running of the American National presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Late Model 150 racing program. The event will feature five action-packed races, with the first slated to get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the night will be a 150-lap race for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division and twin battles for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division.
Matthew Bowling, who has motored to one victory this season at South Boston Speedway, owns the lead position in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Bowling is 33 points ahead of two-time winner Peyton Sellers. Lee Pulliam, who has roared to seven wins at South Boston Speedway this season, is third in the standings and is only five points behind Sellers. Pulliam, who has 14 overall wins for the season, is currently in first place in the chase for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship.
Bobby McCarty, who is coming off a pair of triumphs in twin Limited Sportsman Division racing action two weeks ago, sits atop the standings in the battle for the division championship this year.
McCarty, a six-time winner, is 27 points ahead of five-time winner Danny Willis, Jr., while Blake Stallings is third and is 11 points ahead of fourth-place Mike Jones.
Also scheduled Saturday will be races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Joe Allred, III continues to lead in the chase for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship. His advantage, however, has been trimmed to only one point over second-place Trey Crews. Randy Hupp is third in the standings, while Courtney Crosby is fourth.
Pit registration for the American National presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Late Model 150 racing program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and admission will be $10 for adults and children six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information visit the track's website or phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.