Woody Howard gets win Sunday at SoBo, but Timothy Peters locks up the big prize SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Woody Howard pocketed the bounty money, but Timothy Peters collected the big prize. Howard, who resides in Chesapeake, Va., started from the...
Woody Howard gets win Sunday at SoBo, but Timothy Peters locks up the big prize
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Woody Howard pocketed the bounty money, but Timothy Peters collected the big prize.
Howard, who resides in Chesapeake, Va., started from the pole position and led all 151 laps in the featured attraction of the Puckett Dodge racing program. The race was extended one lap due to a caution flag on lap 146.
The win was the fourth of the season for Howard and was worth an additional $500 bonus for halting a two-race win streak by Peters, who has also tallied four victories for the season.
Despite having the win streak stopped, Peters, a resident of Providence, N.C., heads into the final two Late Model races of the season on Sept. 4, with an insurmountable lead in his bid for a third straight NASCAR track crown.
Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. placed second in the 21-car field and was followed by Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. in third place.
Richard Landreth of Pine Hall, N.C. secured a fourth-place finish for the day, while Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. rounded out the top five drivers in the field.
Peters was the final driver on the lead lap, placing sixth and locking up the points crown. Jon Denning of Springfield, N.J. was seventh, while David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C. was eighth. Mike Chambers of Timberlake, N.C. grabbed the ninth spot in the finishing order, while Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. rounded out the top 10 drivers in the field.
Denning, Triplett, Chambers and Miller were all one lap down at the end of the race.
The race was slowed by nine caution periods, the final coming on lap 146. The lapped car of Junior Hargrave spun in the front stretch right in front of Peters, who was running second at the time. Peters made a small amount of contact with Hargrave's car and then suffered more damage when the rides of Bruce Driver, Ronald Hill and Jimmy Mullins slammed into the wreckage.
Peters was able to change a flat right tire and return to the track for the final two-lap shootout.
Bailey, Cash scores wins in Limited Sportsman races
Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. entered the day with a 34-point lead in the race for the championship in the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division.
When both races were complete, Bailey's lead remained at 34 points.
Bailey won the second 50-lap race and finished second to Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. in the opening 50-lap shootout. Cash is the second-place driver in the points chase.
Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. finished third in the second 50-lap race and was followed in the top five by Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. in fourth place and Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in the fifth slot.
Justin Snow of Danville, Va. was third in the opening race and was followed in the top five by Myers in the fourth position and Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. in fifth.
Matthews leads final 29 laps to take Pure Stock victory
Brad Matthews of Stovall, N.C. started from the pole, lost the lead on the first lap, regained it on the second circuit and held the top spot the remainder of the way to secure a win in the 30-lap race for the Applebee's Pure Stock Division.
Outside pole sitter Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va., who held the lead on the first lap, finished second in the 19-car field and was followed by Reid Hodnett of Mebane, N.C. in third place.
Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. placed fourth in the event, which was slowed by three cautions, while division points leader Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va. rounded out the top five drivers.
Milam scores 4th Grand Stock win, William locks up title
Jack Milam of Danville, Va. scored his fourth victory of the season in the Grand Stock Division race, which was trimmed from 30 laps to 14 laps due to a 30-minute time limit and two grinding crashes.
Terri Williams of Franklin, Va. finished second in the 16-car field and locked up the division championship in the process.
Freddie Goff secured a third-place finish, while Tony Hurley, Jr. was fourth and Jeremy Ratliff. of South Boston, VA rounded out the top five drivers in the field.
The race was slowed on lap five by a seven-car pileup, which began when Troy Dowdy, who entered the day second in the points chase, spun coming out of turn two, hit the inside retaining wall and burst into flames.
Twelve cars were able to restart the event, which ended on the 14th when a trio of cars piled up in the fourth turn.
Morris scores win in Rolling Thunder Modified action
Billy Morris rolled from a fourth-place starting position to gain a win in the 50-lap race for the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Series.
Morris worked past pole sitter Mark Slye on the 27th lap and held on the rest of the way to claim the win, while Slye placed second in the 17-car field.
Buddy Emory was third in the final rundown and was followed in the top five by Jason Palmore in fourth place and outside pole sitter Craig Oliver in the fifth slot.
Gregory and Tuttle post East Coast Flathead wins
Johnny Gregory was the winner in the 20-lap race for the Modified drivers in competition in the touring East Coast Flathead Division.
Kenneth Tuttle, who was fifth in the overall rundown, claimed the Sportsman triumph for the day.
Next racing action at SoBo slated Saturday, Sept. 4
Following a one-week break, South Boston Speedway will roar back into action on Saturday, Sept. 4, with the running of the SunTrust Bank race program.
The first race of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
As part of SunTrust Bank Night, senior citizens will be honored with a buy one-get one free ticket special.
The featured attraction of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program will be twin 110-lap races for the drivers in the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also sharing the limelight on Sept. 4, will be the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division drivers, who will take to the four-tenths mile asphalt oval for twin 50-lap shootouts.
Rounding out the night of racing action will be 30-lap events for the drivers in the Applebee's Pure Stock Division and the touring Virginia-Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series presented by Virginia Army National Guard.
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.
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.