Denny Hamlin claims seventh Late Model victory of season at South Boston Speedway SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Denny Hamlin closed within 20 points of Timothy Peters in the season-long chase for the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division championship ...
Denny Hamlin claims seventh Late Model victory of season at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Denny Hamlin closed within 20 points of Timothy Peters in the season-long chase for the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division championship Saturday night at South Boston Speedway by recording his seventh triumph of the season.
The race was the featured attraction of Twin Night presented by Spaulding Equipment. The original race program called for twin races for the Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division, the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman drivers and the Applebee's Pure Stock Division.
After surviving one rain shower earlier in the day, the track fell victim to a second rain storm late Saturday night, which washed away the final three events on the schedule.
Hamlin, who resides in Midlothian, Va., started on the outside of the front row for the 110-lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series race and grabbed first place from pole winner Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. on the 23rd circuit. Sellers had secured the pole position with a qualifying run of 15.878 seconds.
From there, Hamlin led the rest of the way to the checkered flag. Down the stretch, Hamlin was forced to hold off a late-race battle for the lead from runner-up Woody Howard of Chesapeake, Va. before taking the win by .206 seconds.
Sellers held on to finish third in the 25-car field and was followed in the top five by Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. in fourth place and Peters, who resides in Providence, N.C., in the fifth position.
Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. scored a sixth-place finish in the race and was followed across the finish line by Jimmy Mullins of Collinsville, Va. in seventh and Eddie Johnson of Ashland, Va. in eighth.
Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. wound up in ninth place, while Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. rounded out the top 10 competitors.
Cash earns winning payday in Limited Sportsman race
Jonathan Cash started on the outside of the front row, took the lead from pole position winner Justin Snow on the opening circuit and led the rest of the way to the checkered flag in the 50-lap shootout for the drivers in the Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division.
Cash, a resident of Oxford, N.C., is currently second in the division's season-long points race. Cash's margin of victory for the event was .908 seconds.
Snow swiped the pole award for the division with a time trial lap of 16.340 seconds.
Snow, who lives in Danville, Va., motored to a runner-up finish in the 22-car field and was followed by division points leader Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. in third place.
Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. started third and grabbed a fourth-place finish for the night, while Chuck Lawson of Providence, N.C. rounded out the top five competitors.
The remainder of the top 10 in the field was completed by Bill Moshenek of Providence, N.C. in sixth, Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. in seventh, Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in the eighth slot, Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. in the ninth position and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. in 10th place.
Igdalsky leads final 27 circuits of 30-lap Pure Stock event
Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va. secured the pole position for the start of the 30-lap Applebee's Pure Stock Division shootout, but saw outside pole sitter Shawn Laws of Goldsboro, N.C. take the lead on the opening circuit.
Igdalsky, who had a pole winning qualifying lap of 18.596 seconds, fought back on the third lap and swiped the first-place spot away from Laws and was never headed again.
Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. wound up as the runner-up in the 19-car field and was followed by Rodney Pennington of Durham, N.C. in the third-place position.
Laws wound up taking fourth in the field, while Brad Matthews of Stovall, N.C. rallied from a 10th-place starting position to round out the top five competitors in the field.
Division points leader Tommy Wooldridge of Forest, Va. wound up with a seventh-place finish for the night.
Fan Appreciation Night set July 24, at South Boston
South Boston Speedway will put the finishing touches on a three-week span of racing action on Saturday night, July 24, with the running of the 3M presents Charles Anderson Lawn Care Fan Appreciation Night program.
Winners will be crowned in five different races on July 24, and double points will be on the line for each event.
The initial race of the night is slated to get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division will highlight the five-event program by competing in a 150-lap shootout.
The Barkhouser Limited Sportsman Division drivers will take to the high-banked oval for a 50-lap event, while the touring Rolling Thunder Modified Division will also tour the four-tenths mile asphalt track for 50 circuits.
Rounding out the program will be 30-lap races for the competitors in the Applebee's Pure Stock Division and also the Grand Stock Division.
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.