NASCAR Late Model Stock Car – South Boston 200 (VA) – 7/1/16
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Last Update: 12:30am ET
What Won the Race: Lee Pulliam passed Timothy Peters in the final 10 laps to score his sixth win in the South Boston 200. Danny Willis Jr. led the first 100-laps, but got wrecked on a restart and was never a factor in the finish. Matt Bowling took the lead with 50-laps to go only to be spun from the top spot by Bobby McCarty.
|19||23||Danny Willis Jr.||103|
Rest of finish pending
The Skinny: Lee Pulliam wins the SoBo 200 for the sixth-straight year.
Winning Quote: “This was the most exciting 200 win I have had,” said Pulliam. “We had to come from ninth to the lead in the final 80 laps. It was fun after I got ticked off a little bit.”
Winning Chassis: Marlowe
Winning Engine: Kowalski Racing Engines
Winning Crew Chief: Lee Pulliam
On the Move: TBD
Biggest Loser: TBD
Notebook: Lee Pullman scores the win over Timothy Peters. More to come in a few minutes.
- Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton won the 100-lap Limited Sportsman race.
- Matt Bowling sets fast time for the SoBo 200. Joey Throckmorton sets fast time for the Limited race.
- C.E. Falk had mechanical problems on his time trial laps. They are done for the night as they have no back up car ready to go.
- Timothy Peters had a family function and will start shotgun tonight on the field.
- Tonight’s race is a four-tire event. There will be a break at lap 100, but teams can not change tires. They can swap tires, but they can’t add any new ones. Officials have to be with a team to change a flat tire.
- Trey Crews ran 109 laps of practice here on Thursday.
- Former winners Lee Pulliam and Peyton Sellers are in the field.
- Peyton Sellers led the first practice over Matt Waltz and Matt Bowling. The second practice was a combination of practice. Lee Pullman topped the chart in round two as Sellers fell to second and Waltz third. Matt Bowling was fourth and Austin Thaxton fifth.
- On the Limited Sportsman side Joey Throckmorton has won all eight races this season and led the first practice round. Mike Jones led the second practice over Throckmorton.
- Matt Bowling has been second twice in this race in 2013 and 2015.
- With a pair of wins this season Austin Thaxton is the only driver other then Bowling to win more then once. Thaxton looks to better his 11th-place finish from a year ago.
- Danny Willis Jr. has won in this event three times in the Limited ranks, but today he will look for his first LMSC 200 win when the sun goes down.
- Charles Barnes spun at the end of the first practice and didn’t hit anything.
- Kenny Mills won an entertaining Hornets race.
Car Count: 27 Late Model Stock Cars. We have 14 Limited Sportsman here for the 100-lap race.
2015 Lee Pulliam
2014 Lee Pulliam
2013 Lee Pulliam
2012 Lee Pulliam
2011 Lee Pulliam
2010 Deac McCaskill
2009 Nick Smith
2008 Deac McCaskill
2007 Adam Barker
2006 Drew Herring
2005 Peyton Sellers
2004 Peyton Sellers
Last-Chance Race Results: There will be no Last-Chance race today.
Heat Race Results: There will be no Heat Races today.
|2||23||Danny Willis Jr.||15.921|
|27||12B||Timothy Peters||No Time|
In Limited Joey Throckmorton sets fast time for the Limited race.
1:30pm Practice Hornets, Pure Stock, Limited Sportsman, Late Models (30 Minutes)
3:45pm Drivers Meeting
4:30pm Grandstands Open
4:30pm Time Trials, Pure Stock, Limited, Late Model (Eur0)
5:3opm-6:30pm Fan Appreciation Begins
7:00pm Green Flag
Hornets 15 Laps
Limited Sportsman 100 Laps
Pure Stocks 50 Laps
Late Model 200 Laps
Who To Watch For: Lee Pullman comes into this race having won the Late Model Stock 200 race for the last five years in a row. Matt Bowling is the track’s point leader and the NASCAR Whelen All American series national point leader. NASCAR Trucks Series driver Timothy Peters is here looking to pocket another Late Model win. C.E. Falk, Austin Thaxton and Danny Willis, Jr. have all won races this season at SoBo.
|23||Danny Willis Jr.|
The Track: South Boston Speedway or SoBo is a 4/10ths of a mile track located just outside of the Virginia town of South Boston. The track was opened in 1957. The turns are banked at 12° and the straightaways are 10°.
Weather: Temps will hit the low 90’s with partly cloudy skies. The forecast looks solid and dry.
Next Series Race: South Boston Speedway will be back in action on July 16 for Twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stocks.