South Boston, VA — Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia picked up his fourth win of the season at South Boston Speedway Saturday night, winning the 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race.
Bowling edged former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia by .811-second in a six-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s four caution periods.
Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia finished third with Mark Wertz of Chesapeake, Virginia and Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.
Woody Howard, Terry Carroll of Williamsburg, Virginia, Justin Carroll of Lanexa, Virginia, John Moore of Pelham, North Carolina and Chuck Lawson of Providence, North Carolina rounded out the top 10 finishers in the 24-car starting field.
The race was a highly competitive one, with two lead changes among three drivers, with Bowling taking the lead for good with 25 laps to go.
The second race of the night’s scheduled twin 75-lap races was rained out.
Hupp Takes Pure Stock Division Win
Randy Hupp of Halifax, Virginia took the lead with two laps to go and edged Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, Virginia by .344-second to win Saturday night’s race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division that was reduced to 25 laps instead of the scheduled 30-lap distance as a result of numerous mishaps.
Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia finished third, with Scott Phillips of Halifax, Virginia and Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia completing the top five finishers.
Chris Humblet Wins Modified Race
The father-son duo of Jimmy Humblet and Chris Humblet of Shiloh, North Carolina battled for supremacy in Saturday night’s 25-lap Modified Division race, with the son, Chris Humblet, coming out on top.
Chris Humblet took the lead from his father on lap 15 and led the final 10 circuits in picking up the win to score his second triumph of the season.
Robbie Babb of Chesapeake, Virginia finished third with Robert Conner of Colonial Heights, Virginia and Bobby Gary rounding out the top five finishers.
Rain washed out the second race of the night’s scheduled twin 25-lap Modified Division races.
Mills Awarded Win In Budweiser Hornets Division Race
Kenny Mills Jr. of Alton, Virginia finished third in Saturday night’s 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race, but later in the night, found out he was the winner.
The apparent race winner, Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, and the apparent second-place finisher, Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, were both disqualified by track NASCAR officials after their cars failed to pass a post-race technical inspection.
As a result, Mills was declared the winner.
The win was the first of the season for Mills, who became the fifth different winner in as many races in the division this season.
Robert Burgess was awarded second place with Todd Garnett of Drakes Branch, Virginia, Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia and Stephen Trickey of South Boston, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.
Rain Washes Out Three Races
Rain that moved into the region forced South Boston Speedway officials to have to wave off three of the night’s scheduled races, including the night’s scheduled second 75-lap Late Model Stock Car race, the second of the night’s scheduled pair of 25-lap Modified Division races and the night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division races.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
NASCAR racing will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, May 14, with the Bojangles NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.
A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will headline the six-race card that includes twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race, a 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race and a 25-lap race for the touring Southern Ground Pounders series which features vintage Modified and Sportsman racers.
Registration opens at 2:30 p.m., pit gates open at 3 p.m. and practice will start at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 6 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.
Adult General Admission tickets are $10 each, with youth ages 7-12 admitted for $5 and kids ages six and under being admitted free with a paid adult.
-South Boston Speedway Press Release
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