South Boston summary 2004-08-07

Peters scores win in action-packed Late Model race Saturday night at South Boston SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Wow! That's the best way to describe the 150-lap Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division race Saturday night at South Boston...

Peters scores win in action-packed Late Model race Saturday night at South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Wow!

That's the best way to describe the 150-lap Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division race Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

The featured attraction of the Miss Utility Night, presented by NASCAR and USG provided action-packed NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series action throughout.

Current division points leader Timothy Peters of Providence, N.C. scored his third win of the season, but not before battling from a fifth place starting spot in the 21-car grid and watching several other cars own the top spot on the track.

Peters worked his way into the lead on lap 90 and led through the 106th circuit. He then regained the top spot on lap 117 and held on the rest of the way to take the checkered flag.

Pole position winner Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. finished second after leading the opening 89 laps of the race, while Eddie Johnson of Ashland, Va. motored to a third-place finish after beginning the race in the 14th starting spot.

David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C. started fourth and wound up in fourth place, while Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. rounded out the top five, despite having to pit for a flat right tire during one of the race's seven caution periods. Hill was the race's other leader, holding first place from lap 107 through lap 116.

Jim Sink finished sixth in the event and was followed by Jason Dickerson in seventh and Jon Denning in eighth. Terry King placed ninth for the night and was the final driver on the lead lap, while Ernest Winslow was 10th, two laps down at the end.

Cash roars from 4th to collect 8th Limited win of season

Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. started fourth in the 17-car field for the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division drivers and battled into the lead position for good on lap 28.

The win was the eighth of the season for Cash, but he could gain little ground on division points leader Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., who finished second.

Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. started from the rear of the 17-car field and battled all the way back to finish third for the night.

Pole winner Justin Snow of Danville, Va., who was the fastest qualifier in the division for the eighth time this season, was fourth, while Adam Barker of Hurt, Va. rounded out the top five drivers in the race.

3rd time was the charm for Watkins in Pure Stock action

The third time was the charm for Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C.

Watkins picked up his first victory of the season in his third try in the Applebee's Pure Stock Division.

Watkins started outside on the front row and grabbed the lead early on from pole position winner Shawn Laws of Goldsboro, N.C.

Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. finished second in the 17-car field and was followed in the top five by current division points leader Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va. in third, Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. in the fourth position and Reid Hodnett of Mebane, N.C. in fifth place.

William slips by Dowdy for 3rd Grand Stock win of year

Terri Williams of Franklin, Va. outlasted a side-by-side battle with Troy Dowdy of Lynchburg, Va. to score her third victory of the season in the 30-lap race for the Grand Stock Division.

The win also enabled Williams to turn her narrow two-point edge into a four-point lead over Dowdy in the chase for the division's points championship.

Freddie Goff, who started from the pole for the race, finished third in the 10-car field and was followed across the finish line by Jack Milam in fourth place and Taylor Moore of Wake Forest, N.C. in the fifth position.

Scott blisters field in Ford Focus Midget Series event

Chase Scott set a track qualifying record for the Virginia/Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series presented by Virginia Army National Guard and then led all 30 laps to pick up the win.

Scott turned in a lap of 15.523 seconds during time trials.

Aaron Oakley finished second in the 12-car field and was followed in the top five by Robbie Ray in third, Mike Ward in fourth and Danny Bopp in the fifth slot.

Craig Goess leads flag-to-flag in Legends action

Craig Goess, Jr. started from the pole and led every lap to claim a victory in the 25-lap race for the touring INEX Legends Series.

Nick Smith wound up second in the field and was followed across the finish line by Kevin Yeatts.

Rounding out the top five drivers in the event were C.E. Falk in the fourth position and Jeremy Cook in fifth place.

Smith's late rally past Cook nets Modified triumph

Randy Smith grabbed the lead from pole winner Rodney Cook on the 22nd lap and led the rest of the way to claim a victory in the 25-lap race for the touring Southern Vintage Modified drivers.

Cook had won the pole position for the race and led the first 21 circuits before Smith surged to the front following a caution period.

David Paschal started ninth in the 10-car field and finished third. Darryl Lacks wound up in fourth place, while Donnie Lacks rounded out the top-five driver.

Jeff Tate was the winner in the Limited Legends event.

Hooters ProCup Series returning to SoBo Aug. 14

The USAR Hooters ProCup Series will make a return visit to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 14, for the running of the Hooters ProCup 250.

In addition to the stars and cars of the touring USAR Hooters ProCup Series, the evening of racing action will also include a 110-lap shootout for the drivers in the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division and a 50-lap event for the competitors in the touring Allison Legacy Series.

Grandstand gates will open at 3 p.m. Qualifying for the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division will get underway at 3:10 p.m. and will be followed by the qualifying session for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series competitors.

Reserved seat tickets for the event are available for $30. General admission tickets for adults are priced at $15 each and can be purchased through Friday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at the speedway. On the day of the race, adult general admission tickets will be priced at $20.

Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children under the age of nine will be admitted free.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Timothy Peters , Jonathan Bailey , Terri Williams , Peyton Sellers , Craig Goess , Nick Igdalsky , Chase Scott , Nick Smith , Robbie Ray
Teams Williams