South Boston race notes 2004-09-04

Two totally different Late Model races, but track champ Peters claims wins in both SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- The Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division drivers competed in two totally different 110-lap events Saturday night at South Boston ...

Two totally different Late Model races, but track champ Peters claims wins in both

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- The Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division drivers competed in two totally different 110-lap events Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

That didn't seem to bother Timothy Peters, however.

Peters had already clinched the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series track championship at South Boston Speedway prior to Saturday's SunTrust Bank Night program.

Two victories later, Peters, who lives in Providence, N.C., put an exclamation point on his third consecutive NASCAR track championship.

The two wins in 110-lap Late Model Stock Car action Saturday night boosted Peters' win total for the season at South Boston Speedway to six.

The opening race of the night proved to be a caution-free tussle among a 22-car field. In the nightcap however, the yellow flag flew from the outset and for a total of seven times. One red flag even halted the field in the race.

Eddie Johnson of Ashland, Va. used a second-place run in the first race of the evening to lock up the runner-up position in the points chase. Johnson started seventh in the event, but stormed to the front. He was in fifth place at the midpoint of the race and took over the second slot on the track on the 99th circuit.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. claimed a third-place finish in the opening race after starting from the pole position, while Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. was fourth and followed in the top five by Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C.

Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. placed sixth at the checkered flag, while Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C., who started outside on the front row for the opening race, placed seventh.

The top 10 in the first 110-lap event was rounded out by Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. in eighth, Stacy Puryear of South Boston, Va. in ninth and Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. in the 10th slot.

Despite the host of caution periods in the 110-lap Late Model nightcap, Peters and eventual race runner-up Sellers put on a lead-swapping show.

Peters started from the pole position in the second race, but lost the lead to Sellers early on. Peters then fought back for the lead on the 65th circuit and held off a determined effort from Sellers down the stretch to score the win.

Phillip Morris of Ruckersville, Va., who was making his first visit to the four-tenths mile asphalt oval this season, placed third in the nightcap, while Ramsey was fourth and Hill rounded out the top five drivers.

Cook placed sixth in the 22-car field, while Terry King of Brookneal, Va. was seventh and Tim Pinion of Bedford, Va. was eighth and was the final driver on the lead lap.

The top 10 drivers in the second 110-lap race included Ben Hogan of Gladys, Va. in ninth and Bruce Driver of Emporia, Va. in 10th. Hogan and Driver were both one lap down at the end.

Cash sweeps Limited races, but Bailey holds on for title

Jonathan Cash did everything he could do Saturday night in twin 50-lap races for the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division.

Cash, who resides in Oxford, N.C., capped off an 11-win season, by scoring wins in each of the twin races for the division.

Despite winning 11 of 17 Limited Sportsman Division races, however, Cash had to congratulate Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. as the points champion. Cash wound up second in the division's final points chase.

Bailey, a three-time winner and consistent performer throughout the season, entered the night with a 34-point cushion over Cash in the points chase. After posting a fourth-place run in the opening race, a sixth-place run by Bailey in the nightcap was good enough to hold off Cash by a total of 18 points.

Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. posted second-place finishes in both races, while Justin Snow of Danville, Va. recorded a pair of third-place runs for the evening.

Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. followed Bailey across the finish line in fifth place in the first race, which had 19 cars at the start.

Cole improved to a fourth-place finish in the nightcap and was followed in the top five by Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va.

The opening 50-lap race was slowed by four caution periods, while the second event was marred by just one caution period, which was accompanied by a red flag when six cars piled up on the opening circuit of the night in turn four.

The top 10 in the first 50-lap race was rounded out by Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. in sixth place, Wally Latta of Durham, N.C. in seventh, Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in eighth, Jason Dickerson of Oxford, N.C. in ninth and Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. in 10th.

Latta placed seventh in the second 50-lapper, while Dickerson was eighth and was the final driver on the lead lap.

Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. was ninth in the closing race, while Eddie Capps of Danville, Va. placed 10th. Barnes and Capps were both one lap down at the close of the second race.

Farmer tallies a night of firsts in Pure Stock ranks

Ben Farmer of Altavista, Va. competed in his first Applebee's Pure Stock Division race Saturday night.

Farmer also secured his first pole position and, 30-laps later in a caution-free race, collected his first career win.

Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. finished second in the 21-car field after starting fifth, while Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. placed third.

Brad Matthews of Stovall, N.C. wound up in fourth place, while Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. rounded out the top five drivers.

Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va. finished in 12th place, however that was more than good enough for the division champion. Heading into the night, Wooldridge had already secured the points crown.

Scott secures Ford Focus Midget Series win

Chase Scott of Concord, N.C. was the fast qualifier and the winner of the Carolina-Virginia Ford Focus Midget Series presented by Virginia Army National Guard 30-lap race Saturday night.

Scott started sixth in the 12-car field following an inversion and sped quickly to the front.

The win was Scott's fourth of the season at South Boston Speedway and his seventh overall on the touring series.

Michael Sboro of Mooresville, N.C. finished second and was followed in the top three by Robbie Ray of Davenport, Ia.

For more information, visit the speedway's website at www.southbostonspeedway.com of phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Timothy Peters , Jonathan Bailey , Tommy Wooldridge , Peyton Sellers , Nick Igdalsky , Chase Scott , Charles Barnes , Robbie Ray