South Boston summary 2005-04-02

Herring goes hunting and bags his prey with Late Model win at South Boston Speedway SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Drew Herring had a successful hunting trip on a cold, blustery Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. After winning the first...

Herring goes hunting and bags his prey with Late Model win at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Drew Herring had a successful hunting trip on a cold, blustery Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

After winning the first three Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division races of the season at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. had a $500 bounty placed on him.

Herring, who resides in Benson, N.C., collected that bonus, in addition to the regular purse of $3,000 by swiping the lead position away from Sellers on the 107th circuit. Once Herring got out front, he motored in the lead the rest of the way, but did have to hold off a late-race challenge from Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C., who wound up with a second-place finish.

The 150-lap Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division event was the featured attraction of the NASCAR at Night racing program.

Due to rainy conditions earlier in the day, the starting field for the race was set by the track's current points standings, putting Sellers on the pole and Herring on the outside of row one.

Sellers secured a third-place run in the 18-car field and was followed by Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. in fourth place. Aric Almirola of Mooresville, N.C. started 16th in the 18-car field and roared all the way through the pack to gain a fifth-place run.

Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. placed sixth for the night, while Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. finished seventh despite being black-flagged and accessed a stop-and-go penalty.

Terry King of Brookneal, Va. finished eighth after making contact with the outside retaining wall in the early stages of the race, while Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. placed ninth and Terri Williams of Emporia, Va. rounded out the top 10 competitors. Williams was the final driver on the lead lap.

The race was slowed by three caution periods, one of which required the red flag to be displayed for cleanup. The red flag was displayed after the second caution period had begun. The yellow flag flew on lap 57 when the car of Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. smacked the outside wall in turn one after contact had been made by Worley. Ernest Winslow of Scotland Neck, N.C. also got collected in the accident.

Bailey scores second straight Limited Sportsman triumph

Jonathan Bailey snatched his second straight victory Saturday night in the 50-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division.

Bailey, who resides in Keysville, Va., started on the outside of the front row after the field was set based on points standings. Bailey put a nose out in front of Justin Snow, who started from the pole position, on the opening circuit and proceeded to lead every lap.

Snow, who lives in Danville, Va. finished second in the 17-car field and continued to maintain his lead in the division's points standings. Snow, who won the first two events of the season, currently has an eight-point edge over Bailey in the division's standings.

Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. finished third in the race, which was slowed by just one caution period, while Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C. placed fourth and was followed in the top five by Danny Willis, Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va.

Rounding out the top 10 in the race were Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va. in sixth, Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in seventh, Brian Pembleton of Amelia, Va. in eighth, Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. in ninth and Kenny Bowes of Danville, Va. in 10th.

Laws swipes lead lap, rolls to Pure Stock Division victory

Shawn Laws of Goldsboro, N.C. grabbed the lead on lap 25 and held on the remainder of the way to score a win in the 30-lap race for the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.

Lee Anderson of Gladys, Va. started from the pole position for the race, which was slowed by just one caution period, after the top 10 drivers in the division's points chase drew for starting slots.

Anderson led the first 24 laps before Laws swiped the advantage on the 25th lap. Anderson then slipped to a fifth-place run in the 22-car field.

Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. rolled to a runner-up finish in the field, while Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. was third and Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. wound up in the fourth position.

Matthews collects first-ever Grand Sportsman triumph

Brad Matthews of Stovall, N.C. battled past pole sitter Keith Edwards of Pendleton, N.C. on the 14th lap and held on the rest of the way to secure a victory in the 30-lap race for the Grand Sportsman Division.

Edwards, the winner of the division's initial race earlier this season, finished second, while Jack Milam of Keeling, Va. grabbed a third-place finish in the 10-car field.

Billy Purnell of Yanceyville, N.C. secured a fourth-place run in the event, while Jeremy Ratliff of South Boston, Va. rounded out the top five competitors in the field.

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

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jonathan Bailey , Terri Williams , Peyton Sellers , Aric Almirola , Nick Igdalsky , Drew Herring
Teams Williams