South Boston race notes 2003-08-22

(South Boston,VA) Bank of America headlined the Friday Night Special at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway. Coor's Light Late Models were in full force with point leader, Philip Morris ( ...

(South Boston,VA) Bank of America headlined the Friday Night Special at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway. Coor's Light Late Models were in full force with point leader, Philip Morris (#01 Ruckersville, VA) taking the RaceRap.com Pole Award. Morris led the 22 car field to full speed until lap 28, when Earnest Winslow (#68 Scottland Neck, NC) looped his ride in front of the leader, while attempting to remain on the lead lap. Nick Woodward (#21 High Point, NC) tracked behind Morris on the restart, as the field stayed bunched behind the leaders. With a bonus of $5,000.00 on the line, Woodward stayed close to Morris through the midpoint of the race. With 20 laps to go in the first 110 lap feature, Morris had pulled to a comfortable lead. With lap traffic separating the leaders, Morris pulled to victory followed by Woodward, Peyton Sellers (#26), Timothy Peters (#77), and Jimmy Mullins (#75).

Philip Morris lead the race flag to flag thanking his crew and God for a great night, "I feel like we're back!." When asked about Dean Ward not finishing so well in this first race, he had this to say, "Don't count Dean out he's setting on the pole for the second race. I hope I don't look at the back of his car tonight."

Dean Ward started on the pole for the second late model feature; however, Philip Morris wasted little time recapturing the top spot. With only 2 laps in, an incident involving Scott Worley (#88) and James Ramsey (#12) slowed the action as Morris took the point. Peyton Sellers had worked to second by lap 29, when Jon Denning (#46 Springfield, NJ) took a spin on the frontstretch. Sellers attempted to pace with Morris, but the point leader pulled away by halfway. Timothy Peters made his move around Sellers for second, as the laps counted down. Morris worked lap traffic with ease, keeping well ahead of any challenges. As Morris crossed the line under the checkered flag, he guaranteed the clean sweep and the $5,000.00 bonus for winning both races. Peters finished second, followed by Sellers, Woodward, Butler, and Mullins.

A very happy Philip Morris climbed from his machine "I don't think any other crew deserves this more than my crew. The Lord is my strength and I want to thank Him for carrying me through. Last week we thought we had the best car, it was hard taking it home tore up. There's no better track than South Boston Speedway. When you do good here, you know you've done something! Even the lap cars were fast tonight. We are so happy to be here, it doesn't get better than this. We are so appreciative of all the fans here. We want to win the points championship here this year and put our name in the history book at South Boston Speedway."

Timothy Peters "I'm glad we were able to come back and run good. Hopefully we'll come back here and get in victory lane. I want to thank my sponsor Baileys."

Adam Barker claimed the Pepsi Pole in Sheetz Limited Sportsman action, but Jonathan Cash pulled to the early lead and led the remainder of the event.

Taking the checkered flag Cash commented, "It was an awesome win, my car was on a rail tonight, the best it's been. My crew chief is in Bristol watching the Busch Race, but he hooked my car up before he left."

The second place finisher was Wayne Roach followed in third by Tommy Peregoy, fourth Adam Barker and fifth Billy Myers.

Next week, August 30th, is the Red Bull AMA Supermoto Championships. See Jeremy McGrath, Mike Metzger, Kevin Schwantz, and National Point Leader Boris Chambon. For Tickets and more call the speedway at 1-877-440-1540 or www.tickets.com.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Kevin Schwantz , Nick Woodward , Jeremy McGrath , Mike Metzger , Timothy Peters , Peyton Sellers , Philip Morris