Late Model Stock Twin 100s at South Boston 

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What Won the Race: 2015 track champion Matt Bowling won race one. In race two Bowling slipped passed Austin Thaxton with the aid of lap traffic to take race two.

 

The Finish:

Race One Unofficial Results

1 83 Matt Bowling 100
2 6 Bobby McCarty 100
3 12 Austin Thaxton 100
4 23 Danny Willis 100
5 26 Peyton Sellers 100
6 8 Josh Oakley 100
7 55 Mark Wertz 100
8 91 Justin Carroll 100
9 01 Philip Morris 100
10 2 Dennis Holdren 100
11 77 Blake Stallings 100
12 9 Trey Crews 100
13 14 Justin Ellington 100
14 22 Eric Winslow 100
15 64 Charles Barnes 100
16 28 Jason Barnes 100
17 00 Wayne Groome 100
18 10 Madison Mulligan 100
19 40 CE Falk 98
20 5 Lee Pulliam 98
21 2 Brandon Pierce 98
22 3 Nathan Crews 95
23 90 Terry Carroll 79
24 15 Kyle Barnes 67
25 44 Justin Johnson 67
26 50 Raymond Pittman 38
27 00 Brian Pembelton 35
28 03 Brenden Queen 8
29 8 Thomas Scott 7
30 9A Alex Brock 7
31 8B Chris Denny 2
32 42 Chuck Lawson DNS

Race Two Unofficial Results

1 83 Matt Bowling 100
2 5 Lee Pulliam 100
3 12 Austin Thaxton 100
4 8 Josh Oakley 100
5 26 Peyton Sellers 100
6 91 Justin Carroll 100
7 44 Justin Johnson 100
8 2 Dennis Holdren 100
9 55 Mark Wertz 100
10 03 Brenden Queen 100
11 22 Eric Winslow 100
12 3 Nathan Crews 99
13 14 Justin Ellington 99
14 50 Raymond Pittman 99
15 00 Brian Pembelton 99
16 6 Bobby McCarty 98
17 28 Jason Barnes 98
18 2 Brandon Pierce 98
19 10 Madison Mulligan 96
20 64 Charles Barnes 93
21 9A Alex Brock 67
22 9 Trey Crews 47
23 77 Blake Stallings 36
24 01 Philip Morris 29
25 40 CE Falk 15
26 8 Thomas Scott 13
27 23 Danny Willis 1
28 90 Terry Carroll

The Skinny: Race one was an epic battle as Lee Pulliam, and CE Falk each had turns out front only to get booted out of the lead.  Pulliam spun, Falk had a flat at Matt Bowling ended up holding off the pack of hard charges for the win in the first 100 lap race. They were three wide for the lead for a full set of corners.  The crowd was going nuts.  After the race Bobby McCarty had a few words for Bowling and Pulliam had an ear full for Falk.  It sets a great stage for race two.

Race two saw Austin Thaxton dominate only to get hung up in lap traffic in the final 10 laps and allow Matt Bowling to sneak by for the twin 100 sweep.  Lee Pulliam charged to finish second after starting 18th in race two and Thaxton finished third.

 

Winning Quote:

 

Notebook: Josh Oakley led practice on Friday at South Boston. Lee Pullman goes for career win number 50 at South Boston.  Nearby Langley Speedway is closed which is allowing for an extra car count here on opening day.  Matt Bowling is the defending track champion, as former track and national champions Peyton Sellers and Philip Morris are in the lineup today.  Former Limited Sportsman champions Trey Crews and Danny Willis make the jump to Late Model Stock.

Brian Pembelton spun in practice for the lone yellow flag.

With Morris, Pulliam and Sellers in the field a total 128 wins have been recorded between those three.

Kristen Simmons won the Hornets feature for her first career win Jimmy Humblet took the Modified feature. Johnny Lane won the Pure Stock feature. Joey Throckmorton won the pole and the race in the Limited Sportsman race.

 

Car Count:31 Late Model Stock Cars for the twin features

 

Title Fight: This is the first race of the season, but points will be awarded for both finishes in the Late Model Stock Class.

 

Winning Chassis: Hedgcock

Winning Engine: Billy Banks Racing Engines

Winning Shocks: JRI Shocks

Winning Crew Chief:  HG Sellers

 

On the Move: Eric Winslow started 30th and finished 14th in race one.  In Race two Lee Pulliam started 18th and finished second.

 

Biggest Loser: Lee Pulliam was 20th after starting second in race one. In Race two Danny Willis finished 27th after starting 3rd.

 

Starting Line-Up: Lineups may change based off drivers electing to try for passing points.

Race One Tentative Lineup 

1 12 Austin Thaxton
2 5 Lee Pulliam
3 83 Matt Bowling
4 26 Peyton Sellers
5 01 Philip Morris
6 23 Danny Willis
7 8 Josh Oakley
8 40 CE Falk
9 91 Justin Carroll
10 9 Trey Crews
11 6 Bobby McCarty
12 55 Mark Wertz
13 03 Brenden Queen
14 44 Justin Johnson
15 9A Alex Brock
16 2 Dennis Holdren
17 8 Thomas Scott
18 2 Brandon Pierce
19 00 Brian Pembelton
20 77 Blake Stallings
21 15 Kyle Barnes
22 14 Justin Ellington
23 90 Terry Carroll
24 50 Raymond Pittman
25 3 Nathan Crews
26 42 Chuck Lawson
27 64 Charles Barnes
28 28 Jason Barnes
29 10 Madison Mulligan
30 22 Eric Winslow
31 00 Wayne Groome

Race Two Tentative Starting Lineup 

1 8 Josh Oakley
2 26 Peyton Sellers
3 23 Danny Willis
4 12 Austin Thaxton
5 6 Bobby McCarty
6 83 Matt Bowling
7 55 Mark Wertz
8 91 Justin Carroll
9 01 Philip Morris
10 2 Dennis Holdren
11 77 Blake Stallings
12 9 Trey Crews
13 14 Justin Ellington
14 22 Eric Winslow
15 64 Charles Barnes
16 28 Jason Barnes
17 00 Wayne Groome
18 10 Madison Mulligan
19 40 CE Falk
20 5 Lee Pulliam
21 2 Brandon Pierce
22 3 Nathan Crews
23 90 Terry Carroll
24 15 Kyle Barnes
25 44 Justin Johnson
26 50 Raymond Pittman
27 00 Brian Pembelton
28 03 Brenden Queen
29 8 Thomas Scott
30 9A Alex Brock
31 8B Chris Denny
32 42 Chuck Lawson

 

Last-Chance Race Results: There will be no last chance races today.

 

Heat Race Results: There will be no heat races today.

 

Qualifying Results: Austin Thaxton sets fast time.  He will start first unless he selects a  passing points position.

1 12 Austin Thaxton 15.542
2 5 Lee Pulliam 15.601
3 83 Matt Bowling 15.609
4 26 Peyton Sellers 15.636
5 01 Philip Morris 15.681
6 23 Danny Willis 15.701
7 8 Josh Oakley 15.729
8 40 CE Falk 15.757
9 91 Justin Carroll 15.769
10 9 Trey Crews 15.780
11 6 Bobby McCarty 15.814
12 55 Mark Wertz 15.827
13 03 Brenden Queen 15.832
14 44 Justin Johnson 15.867
15 9A Alex Brock 15.877
16 2 Dennis Holdren 15.900
17 8 Thomas Scott 15.916
18 2 Brandon Pierce 15.953
19 00 Brian Pembelton 15.958
20 77 Blake Stallings 15.972
21 15 Kyle Barnes 16.024
22 14 Justin Ellington 16.050
23 90 Terry Carroll 16.090
24 50 Raymond Pittman 16.107
25 3 Nathan Crews 16.170
26 42 Chuck Lawson 16.304
27 64 Charles Barnes 16.335
28 28 Jason Barnes 16.483
29 10 Madison Mulligan 16.794
30 22 Eric Winslow 16.847
31 00 Wayne Groome 17.355

 

 

Qualifying Events: We will set the field with Euro time trials at 1pm. Euro time trials will take place all season long.  After that points drivers will have five minutes to select where they will want to start for passing points in race one.  They don’t have to move back at all.  After race one there will be an inversion and a second chance to fall back to get passing points.  Passing points are for the track only. 36 points are awarded for a win, but a driver could get up to 55.

 

Practice Results: Peyton Sellers led the first practice over Brenden Queen, Matt Bowling, Josh Oakley and Austin Thaxton.  Practice two saw C.E. Falk top Sellers, Philip Morris, Matt Bowling and Brenden Queen.

 

Event Schedule:

10:00am Pits Open

11:00am Practice – LMSC, Limited, Pure Stock, Modifieds, Hornets

12:00pm Practice ends

1:00pm Qualifying – Euro – Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Limited Sportsman, Late Model Stock Cars

2:00pm Features

Hornets 15 laps

Modified 50 laps

LMSC Race #1 – 100 laps

Pure Stock 30 laps

Limited Sportsman 50 laps

LMSC Race #2 – 100 laps.

Who To Watch For:  Matt Bowling is the defending track champion at South Boston.  Lee Pulliam won 10 races at SoBo to help him win the NASCAR Whelen All American Series National championship.  Fellow national champions Philip Morris and Peyton Sellers will also be in the lineup.

 

Entry List: 30 cars. 

00 Brian Pembelton
01 Philip Morris
2 Brandon Pierce
2 Dennis Holdren
3 Nathan Crews
03 Brenden Queen
5 Lee Pulliam
6 Bobby McCarty
8 Josh Oakley
8 Thomas Scott
9 Alex Brock
9 Trey Crews
10 Mattie Ryan
12 Austin Thaxton
14 Justin Ellington
15 Kyle Barnes
22 Eric Winslow
23 Danny Willis
26 Peyton Sellers
28 Jason Barnes
40 CE Falk
42 Craig Lawson
44 Justin Johnson
50 Raymond Pittman
55 Mark Wertz
64 Charles Barnes
77 Blake Stallings
83 Matt Bowling
90 Terry Carroll
91 Justin Carroll

The Track: A  semi-banked 4/10 mile, paved, oval hosting the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

 

Weather: The temperature will be in the upper 60’s with partly cloudy skies.

 

Next Series Race: South Boston Speedway will be back in action on March 19th with a 100-lap Late Model Stock Car race.

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Speed Central: Late Model Stock Twin 100s at South Boston