History and tradition runs deep in the south in short track racing.  This weekend some of the most historic venues around get ready to write another chapter as the regular season comes to a close. Some races are close and others are not so close.  Here is a look a few of the races we’ll see wind down over this weekend.

Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC)

It’s all over in Greenville, as Anthony Anders will be crowned the track champion at the historic half-mile facility.  Anderson will pocket his second title in a row at a venue that puts the champions names right on the walls around the facility.  Anders will be the first driver to win back-to-back track championships since Marty Ward in 2002 and 2003.

Hickory Motor Speedway (NC)

A new name will go up in the lights at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC). Josh Berry has a solid lead heading into this weekend’s final song and dance for the track title.  Berry has some pressure from behind with William Byron chasing the crown as well.  Either way a new champion will be crowned.  In addition to the weekly title the Paramount Kia Big 10 challenge is also on the line as Berry leads Dillon Bassett by 10 markers in the latest posted standings.  So fans that head to Hickory will have two point races to watch.

Southern National Motor Sports Park (NC)

Tommy Lemons Jr. is on the verge of winning the Late Model Stock car title at Southern National Motorsports Park (NC).  The weekend’s final stint has two night of racing with twin features set for Saturday.  Lemons has won four times this season and has been in the top three 12 times in 19 starts.

Also at Southern National Haley Moody looks to lock up the Limited Late Model championship.  She currently has a 38-point lead over Dillon Spain.  The Limited drivers will race four times over Friday and Saturday so there is plenty room for gain or loss.

Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC)

Sam Yarborough eyes a third Late Model Stock car title this weekend at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC).  Yarborough leads Matt Cox by 38 points and Justin Milliken by 44 with twin 50’s set for Saturday.  Once the title is handed out then local drivers will go into prep mode for the Myrtle Beach 400 in November.

South Boston Speedway (VA)

He’s got his own grandstand named after him at South Boston Speedway and now Peyton Sellers is close to winning his second championship.  In a doubleheader with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Sellers will look to win the final race as he enters the event with a 75-point lead over Matt Bowling.  Sellers will then look to come from behind to capture a title the following week at Motor Mile.

Last week Danny Willis Jr. won the tracks Limited Late Model track title on tiebreakers over J.D. Eversole.  Track officials had to go to the number of second-place finishes by the two drivers to determine the division champion, and it was Willis that had the edge. It was the third title for Willis in the division.


Next Week: Track titles will be handed out all across the Southeast as championships will be decided at Kingsport, Lonesome Pine, Wake County, East Carolina, Langley, Motor Mile, Five Flags, Mobile, and Anderson (SC) to name a few.

Historic Southern Venues Set to Add New Names