Snow emerges from the dark to claim victory in 200-lap Limited Sportsman race at SoBo SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Where were you when the lights went out? Justin Snow of Danville, Va. was in third place in the midst of a 200-lap Limited...
Snow emerges from the dark to claim victory in 200-lap Limited Sportsman race at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Where were you when the lights went out?
Justin Snow of Danville, Va. was in third place in the midst of a 200-lap Limited Sportsman Division race Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
A short time later, however, Snow was in victory lane as the winner of the featured attraction of the Fall Brawl 400.
With 120 laps showing on the scoreboard in the Limited Sportsman Division event, a fuse in a nearby transformer blew knocking out the lights at the historic four-tenths mile oval.
Approximately one hour after the power went out, the lights, aided by quick work from Dominion Virginia Power Company, popped back on.
Snow wasted little time going to work when the race went back green. He surged past eventual third-place finisher Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. on lap 124 and set his sights on race leader Billy Myers of Hurt, Va.
After tussling and battling with Myers for a host of laps, Snow finally moved into the lead position on lap 189 and was never headed after that, despite strong contention from Myers down the stretch.
Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C. followed Bailey across the finish line at the close of the race to grab the fourth position, while Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. finished in fifth place.
Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. placed sixth in the 24-car field and was the final driver on the lead lap.
Jason Dickerson of Oxford, N.C. claimed seventh place, while Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. finished eighth. Dickerson and Barnes were each one lap down at the close of the race.
Jerry Hinesley of Durham, N.C. grabbed a ninth-place finish, two laps down, while Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., who was also two laps down at the end, rounded out the top 10 drivers.
Snow, the fast qualifier for the race, dominated the opening 102 circuits of the race before having to drop to sixth place following an inversion at the midpoint of the race.
Herrington collects big payday with Super Truck win
Jimmy Herrington of Mullins, S.C. swiped the lead on the 18th circuit and held on the remainder of the way to score a triumph in the 100-lap race for the Super Truck Series.
The victory was worth $4,000 to Herrington, who was making his first-ever visit to South Boston Speedway.
Mack Little, III of Kernersville, N.C. held the lead for the opening 17 circuits before giving way to Herrington. Little wound up second in the 26-truck field, while Clay Thomas of Ellerbe, N.C. motored to a third-place finish.
Michael Elliott of Mullins, S.C. collected a fourth-place finish in the field and fast qualifier Brandon Dean of Lancaster, S.C. rounded out the top five drivers.
Morris gets Modified win, Stinson locks up points title
Billy Morris of Richmond, Va. grabbed the pole position and the victory in the 50-lap race for the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Division, however, it was Thomas Stinson of Chester, Va. that captured the big prize.
Stinson entered the final points race of the season deadlocked with Mark Slye of Toano, Va. for the points championship. Stinson's second-place finish, along with Slye's fourth-place run locked up the crown for Stinson.
Craig Oliver of Linwood, N.C. finished third in the 21-car field and wound up third in the final points standings for the series.
Buddy Emory of Petersburg, Va. followed Slye across the line at the end and secured a fifth-place finish.
Scott tallies 5th Ford Focus win in 6 tries at SoBo
Chase Scott of Concord, N.C. scored his fifth victory in six races for the touring Virginia-Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series presented by Virginia Army National Guard at South Boston Speedway.
In addition to scoring the win, Scott also locked up the points title for the series in the process. The race was the final one of the 2004 season for the Ford Focus Midget Series.
Scott started from the pole and went on to secure the triumph in the 23-car field.
Kendell regains lead late to win Mini-Cup event
Robbie Kendell of Catonsville, Md. lost the lead on lap 37 of the 50-lap race for the touring Mini-Cup Series, but went right back to the front one circuit later.
Once Kendell got back past pole sitter Matthew Wallace of Mt. Airy, Md., he was never headed the rest of the way.
Wallace, who initially lost the lead spot on the fourth lap, wound up second in the 20-car field, while Ron Robbins rallied from an eighth place starting spot to garner a third-place finish.
David Miller secures Pro-Mod Truck victory
David Miller of Elkton, Va. started from the pole and led every lap on the way to scoring a victory in the 20-lap race for the Pro-Mod Truck Series.
Chris Poole of Fredricksburg, Va. started second and challenged for the lead on several occasions, including the final circuit before settling for the runner-up position.
Danielle Miller worked her way around her sister Amanda McDermott for third place late in the six-truck event.
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.