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NASCAR Southern Modifieds coming Saturday

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will be co-featured Saturday afternoon when South Boston Speedway returns to action.

 

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 racing program Saturday at America’s Hometown Track will be highlighted by a 150-lap battle for the touring competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modifed Tour and a pair of 75-lap events for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.

The green flag will wave for the first race of the day at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Each of the five previous events for the series at South Boston Speedway has featured different winners and there have been three different pole winners in the first five events. George Brunnhoelzl III is the only driver to earn two pole positions in the first five events for the series at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The track qualifying record of 14.466 seconds and 99.544 miles per hour was set in 2012 by L.W. Miller.

J.R. Bertuccio owns a one-point lead over Andy Seuss in the early stages of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour standings. Bertuccio and Seuss each own one win this season.

Multi-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Brunnhoelzl is third in the standings. He is just five points out of first place and five ahead of fourth place Burt Myers.

Two-time winner and former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers will enter Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division events as the current points leader.

Sellers is 12 points ahead of former South Boston Speedway champion Matt Bowling. Austin Thaxton, a one-time winner this season, is third in the standings and is five points ahead of fourth-place Josh Oakley. Bobby McCarty sits fifth in the standings and is only four points behind Oakley.

Practices for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. and from 10:25 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will have practice sessions from 9:55 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m. until 11:10 a.m.

A mandatory meeting for Late Model Stock Car drivers will be held at 11 a.m. and qualifying time trials will roll off at 11:30 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will qualify first and will be followed by time trials for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. An autograph session, featuring the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will be held trackside at 1:20 p.m.

 

Advance tickets are on sale and priced at $10 each for adults. Advance tickets will be available through 5 p.m. on Friday.