Southeast Limited Late Models at Anderson 3/25/16
What Won the Race: Belton, South Carolina teenager Luke Sorrow passed Colby Howard with five laps remaining to win Friday’s 100-lap Southeast Limited Late Model Pro division feature at Anderson Motor Speedway (SC). Sorrow also won the 50-lap Challenger Division feature earlier in the night.
Unofficial Finish (from Race Monitor) – SELLMS Pro 100
The Skinny: In the second race of the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model Series’ Pro Division, Luke Sorrow passed Colby Howard with just a handful of laps remaining to win the 100-lap, 10-car feature. It was the first career SELLMS Pro Division feature win for Sorrow, the younger brother of three-time Anderson Late Model Stock Car feature winner Justin Sorrow. Luke finished fifth in the series’ opening event of 2016 last month at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC). The Southeast Limited Late Model Series is separated into two divisions, Pro and Challenger. In Pro, a driver may have won ONE Late Model Stock or above race in the last three years and cannot have won a championship in a Late Model Stock Car division or above in the last five years, nor have ever won a Late Model or above National Championship. In the Challenger Division, a driver may have won one Limited Late Model Stock or above at any point in their career, but cannot have ever won a Limited Late Model Stock or above championship.
Notebook: Before the Anderson race, SELLMS officials announced that the tour will compete twice at Hudson, North Carolina’s Tri-County Motor Speedway this season, on June 25 and September 24. Eleven Limited Late Models were on hand, but Hayden Humphrey only competed in practice and withdrew from the event.
Car Count: Ten SELLMS Pro Division cars were scored in the feature, while seven cars took the green flag in the SELLMS Challenger Division 50-lap feature.
Title Fight: With Chase Purdy, the winner of the first SELLMS race at Greenville, not in Friday’s field, Sorrow made a jump towards chasing the 2016 title.
On the Move: Andrew Cordell made the biggest jump from start to finish, coming home fifth after taking the green flag in ninth.
Biggest Loser: There was not much dropoff from start to finish in the 100-lap feature, as drivers such as Mitch Walker and Dylan Hall only dropped one position from start to finish.
Last-Chance Race Results: There was no last-chance race.
Heat Race Results: There were no heat races.
The Track: Located in Williamston, South Carolina, Anderson Motor Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval. Anderson Motor Speedway was built in 1962 by Rupert Porter and opened in 1963. The track remains in the hands of the Porter family and is currently operated by Rupert’s daughter, Sylvia. While they were not on the race card Friday, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars are the track’s premier weekly division.
Next Series Race: The Southeast Limited Late Model Series will return to action on April 2 at Greenville Pickens Speedway. It will be the third of nine scheduled events for the tour this season.
Information provided by: Race-Monitor.com, Southeast Limited Late Model Series Facebook, SoutheastLimiteds.com, AndersonMotorSpeedway.com
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