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Late Model twinbill to headline six-race card

NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing action at South Boston Speedway goes under the lights Saturday night when the track hosts the Charles Anderson Lawn Care Presents Italian Delight Family Restaurant NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program.

Saturday’s action starts at 7 p.m. with twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division headlining the night’s six-race card.

There have been four different winners in the first five Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway, with former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion and former South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers of Danville being the only driver with two wins.

Sellers enters Saturday night’s twinbill with a slim two-point lead over 2012 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, who has three pole wins to his credit.

Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. sits in third place in the division points chase with Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and Austin Thaxton of South Boston rounding out the top five in the points standings. Both Thaxton and Oakley have one win each entering Saturday night’s pair of 75-lap races.

In addition to the pair of 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division races, Saturday night’s Charles Anderson Lawn Care Presents Italian Delight Family Restaurant NASCAR Late Model Twin 75’s racing program will include races for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Pure Stock Division, the Modified Division and the competitors of the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.

Saturday night’s event will be the third race of the season for the Limited Sportsman Division. Defending division champion Danny Willis Jr. of Cluster Springs and Trey Crews of Halifax have posted one win each in the division.

Crews leads the division points chase by a single point over veteran Tommy Peregoy of Clarksville entering the race with J.D. Eversole and Daryn Cockramtied for third place, 10 points behind Peregoy.

This weekend’s event will also be the third race of the season for the Pure Stock Division. Greg Autry of South Boston has won the first two races of the season in the division as well as having captured pole wins for both previous events.

Jimmy Humblet of Shiloh, N.C. will be looking for his second win in a row in the Modified Division race. Mike Rudy of Prince George sits in second place in the division standings, five points behind Humblet.

Saturday night’s event will be the first of the season at South Boston Speedway for the competitors of the regional touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association. 

Saturday’s schedule has pit gates opening and registration starting at 2 p.m. Practice will run from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will begin at 5:30 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.