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South Boston Speedway gearing up

SoVaNow.com / July 31, 2014
Action continues Saturday night at South Boston Speedway with the running of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

The program features a pair of 75-lap shootouts for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

The first of five races begin at 7 p.m.

All emergency services personnel will be admitted for the racing action at the discounted price of $5 per person.

Also featured as part of Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series program will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Champ Karts.

Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers is in search of his second championship at South Boston Speedway. He currently leads the standings in the division and has reeled off five wins this season.

Austin Thaxton sits in second place in the standings; however, he is only three points ahead Matt Bowling in the third-place spot. Bowling, like Sellers, is looking for his second late model crown at South Boston Speedway.

Josh Oakley is fourth in the standings and is only four points ahead of fifth-place Bruce Anderson. Both Oakley and Anderson have wins this season.

Defending Limited Sportsman Division champion Danny Willis Jr. has fought all season to return to the top of the standings and has finally achieved the first-place position; however, the one-time winner is only three points ahead of J.D. Eversole.

Trey Crews, who led the majority of the season in the division, has slipped to third. He is 12 points out of the lead. Tommy Peregoy is in fourth place and Bob Davis rounds out the top five in the standings.

Greg Autry continues to lead the standings in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. He owns a 28-point cushion over second-place Bruce Mayo.

Just four points separate third place Johnny Layne, Harrison Walker in fourth place and fifth-place Jimmy Wade.

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting lineups begin at 5:30 p.m.

Admission will be $10 for adults. Children under the age of six will be admitted free with a paid adult.

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