South Boston race notes 2004-08-15

Peters avoids early crashes, wins 2nd straight Late Model race at SoBo Model Stock Car Division race underway Sunday afternoon at South Boston Speedway. But, for Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C., the third time proved to be the ...

Peters avoids early crashes, wins 2nd straight Late Model race at SoBo

Model Stock Car Division race underway Sunday afternoon at South Boston Speedway.

But, for Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C., the third time proved to be the charm.

After two opening-lap crashes, the 110-lap event finally went green and Peters wound up scoring his second straight victory at South Boston and his fourth triumph of the season at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.

The initial crash of the race took place when the cars of Wayne Ramsey and Scott Worley got together and triggered a multi-car pileup in the backstretch. When the cars finally came to a halt, Worley's vehicle was upside down on the backstretch.

On the second restart attempt of the race, Ronald Hill suffered heavy damage when he smacked the inside retaining wall in the backstretch.

The field of 16 cars was whittled to 10 cars when the race finally went under the green flag.

Peters led nearly flag-to-flag, but did lose the lead to Jimmy Mullins of Collinsville, Va. following a late-race caution period.

Mullins surged into the lead on the first green flag lap after the caution, but gave the lead position right back to Peters on the following circuit.

Despite being involved in the first crash of the event and suffering heavy damage, Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. managed to reel off a third place finish.

Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. was fourth, while David Triplett. Jr. rounded out the top five competitors.

Terry King of Brookneal, Va. finished sixth and was the final driver on the lead lap at the end of the race.

Gordon starts and ends Hooters ProCup race in the lead

Benny Gordon finished the USAR Hooters ProCup Sponge Absorbent 250 exactly where he started -- in the first-place position.

Gordon, who resides in DuBois, Pa., started from the pole and led the first 143 laps of the way in the 250-lap event before heading to the pits for a mandatory stop under a caution flag.

Despite falling to the end of the lead lap pack after taking the caution flag, Gordon battled back and claimed the lead on lap 202 when the cars of Danny Sammons and Johnny Rumley got together in a battle for first place in turn four.

Once back in front, Gordon was able to stay there the remainder of the way, despite a hard-charging effort from runner-up Jeff Agnew of Floyd, Va.

The victory was the third straight for Gordon and his fourth win in the past five events.

Stacy Puryear of South Boston, Va. started from the rear of the 29-car field and battled all he way through the pack to finish in the third-place position.

Puryear had to start from the back of the pack since the race was rained out on Saturday and qualifying sessions were not held on Sunday. The starting field for the event was set by the points standings in the Northern Division.

Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C., who started the race in the 26th position, forged his way through the field and wound up placing fourth at the checkered flag.

Gary St. Amant rounded out the top five drivers in the field and locked up the Rookie of the Year title for the Northern Division in the process.

The sixth through 10th place positions in the final grid were claimed by Eric Corbett, Chad Mullis, Sammons, Mardy Lindley and Rumley.

Bayne scores win in Allison Legacy Series race

Trevor Bayne of Knoxville, Tenn. grabbed the lead early on and led the remainder of the way to score a win in the 50-lap race for the touring Allison Legacy Series drivers.

Mike Hampton placed second in the 15-car field and was followed by Michael Cooper in third place.

Rounding out the top five drivers in the race, which was slowed by two cautions, were Derek Lee in fourth and Scott Lail in fifth place.

Puckett Dodge Night set Aug. 21, at South Boston

South Boston Speedway will put the finishing touches on a three-week span of racing action on Saturday night, Aug. 21, with the running of the Puckett Dodge Night racing program.

Winners will be crowned in seven different races on Aug. 21, and the initial race of the night is slated to get the green flag at 7 p.m.

The Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the seven-event program by competing in a 150-lap shootout.

The Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division drivers will take to the high-banked oval for twin 50-lap events, while the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Division will also tour the four-tenths mile asphalt track for 50 circuits.

Rounding out the program will be 30-lap races for the competitors in the Applebee's Pure Stock Division and the Grand Stock Division, along with a 20-lap contest for the drivers in the visiting East Coast Flathead Division.

Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Trevor Bayne , Timothy Peters , Peyton Sellers , Michael Cooper , Johnny R , Jeff Agnew