Hamlin Scores 5th Win of Season in Caution-Free Late Model Run Saturday at South Boston Speedway South Boston, Va. -- Denny Hamlin couldn't count on a caution flag to help him out Saturday night. The yellow flag never flew in the 150-lap...
Hamlin Scores 5th Win of Season in Caution-Free Late Model Run Saturday at South Boston Speedway
South Boston, Va. -- Denny Hamlin couldn't count on a caution flag to help him out Saturday night.
The yellow flag never flew in the 150-lap NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division race. The event was the featured attraction of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Dodge Night program.
Hamlin, who resides in Midlothian, Va., started third in the 15-car field, moved to second place on the opening circuit of the race, but had to sit in that position until the 92nd lap when he worked his way around pole position winner Woody Howard.
"Woody had a strong car," Hamlin said. "I was running around behind him for a long time. I wasn't sure if I would be able to get by him or not, but the lapped traffic helped out some."
Howard, who resides in Chesapeake, Va., took the lead on the first circuit and kept the advantage until Hamlin slipped by and went on to score his fifth win of the season.
Howard held on to the runner-up position in the field and was followed by division points leader Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C. Peters, a one-time winner, still maintains a 12-point edge in the division standings over Hamlin.
Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. grabbed a fourth-place finish in the event, while Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. rounded out the top five finishers.
Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C., who started outside on the front row, wound up with a sixth-place spot in the final rundown, while T.J. Majors of Mooresville, N.C. was seventh and he was the final driver on the lead lap.
Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. had motor problems earlier in the day and failed to qualify. However, he started in the rear of the field and wound up grabbing eighth place, one lap down.
Eddie Johnson of Ashland, Va. was ninth, while Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. placed 10th. Johnson and Ramsey were each one lap down at the close of the race.
Bailey edges Cash on final lap for Limited Sportsman win
Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. rallied in the closing laps to grab the lead from Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. and claim a victory in the 50-lap race for the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division.
Cash started from the pole position after top qualifier Justin Snow of Danville, Va. was disqualified from the lead spot after being too low following time trials and sent to the rear of the field. Despite that misfortune, Snow fought his way through the field and wound up with a third-place finish among the 18 competitors.
Bailey, who started on the outside of the front row, grabbed the lead from Cash at the outset of the race, which was slowed by just one caution period. By the end of the race, Bailey, who notched his third win of the campaign, and Cash had opened a cushion of a half of a lap over the rest of the field.
Cash battled back and secured the lead position on lap 18 and held on until Bailey stuck a nose out in front at the start-finish line at the end of the 49th circuit.
With the win, Bailey maintains a sizable lead in the division's points standings over Cash, who jumped from third place to second spot with his runner-up finish.
Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. scored his second straight fourth-place run and was followed in the top five by Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. in the fifth-place spot.
Chuck Lawson of Providence, N.C. was sixth, while Bill Moshenek of Providence, N.C. finished seventh. Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. was eighth in the field, while Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. placed ninth as the final driver on the lead lap.
Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. rounded out the top 10 competitors in the field and was one lap down at the close of the night.
Igdalsky swipes pole, triumph in Pure Stock ranks
Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. set the fast qualifying time for the Applebee's Pure Stock Division and then led every lap of the 30-circuit shootout to claim his second win of the season.
Billy Goble of Ringgold, Va. started second and finished as the runner-up in the 14-car field, while Donald Glass finished third and inherited the division's points lead in the process.
Glass began the night just two points behind Forest, Va.'s Tommy Wooldridge in the division standings. The third-place run by Glass, along with a sixth-place finish by Wooldridge, boosted Glass atop the standings by four points.
Tony Hurley, Jr. of Durham, N.C. finished fourth and Scott Phillips of Virgilina, Va. rounded out the top five.
Jack Milam leads flag-to-flag in Grand Stock event
Jack Milam of Keeling, Va. started from the pole and led every circuit on the way to scoring a win in the 30-lap event for the Grand Stock Division.
Mickey Cassidy of Danville, Va. started fourth in the 11-car field and motored to a runner-up finish, just ahead of Troy Dowdy of Rustburg, Va., who placed third and took over the points lead for the division.
Wayne Wilson placed fourth and Keith Edwards rounded out the top five finishers in his first run of the season on the four-tenths mile track.
Terri Williams of Franklin, Va., who entered the race with the points lead in the division, suffered a motor problem early on in the race and wound up finishing 11th in the 11-car field.
Scott Scores Victory in Ford Focus Series 30-Lapper
Chase Scott of Concord, N.C. grabbed the lead on the ninth lap and held on the rest of the way to score a win in the 30-lap race for the touring Virginia National Guard Ford Focus Midget Series.
Scott took the lead from eventual runner-up Kevin Conway of Lynchburg, Va., who had moved into the top spot on the track on the opening circuit.
Ryan Scott of Concord, N.C. finished third in the 14-car field and was followed in the top five by Mike Ward of Charlotte, N.C. in fourth and Danny Bopp of Concord, N.C. in the fifth position.
SOBO Will Host 3rd Straight Event on Saturday, June 12
South Boston Speedway will cap off a three-week run of racing on Saturday, June 12, when it hosts Sprint Night.
As part of a Father's Day Weekend promotion, all fathers will be admitted throughout the evening for the early-bird admission price of $8.
The featured attraction of the night will be a 150-lap race for the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division.
Other events planned include a 50-lap Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division race, 30-lap events for the Applebee's Pure Stock Division and the Grand Stock Division, 50-laps for the touring Rolling Thunder Modifieds as well as a 20-lap battle for the visiting East Coast Flatheads.
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.