- Last Updated on 07:56 AM 05/19/14
- BY Tim Chandler/SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY
South Boston Speedway will honor all military personnel when it returns to racing action on Memorial Day Weekend.
America’s Hometown Track will crank up the engines for five action-packed races on Saturday. The historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval will be hosting the Mobil 1 NASCAR Late Model Twin 75 racing program.
As part of the night of racing action, which will begin at 7 p.m., all military personnel will be admitted free Saturday with proper identification.
The featured events of the evening will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
Peyton Sellers, a three-time winner this season, currently sits in first place in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings. Sellers, a former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, is seven points ahead of former South Boston Speedway champion Matt Bowling.
Both Sellers and Bowling are in the top six in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship standings. The standings through last week show Bowling in fifth place and Sellers in sixth.
Bobby McCarty is third in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model standings at South Boston Speedway. He is only one point ahead of one-time winner Austin Thaxton, who owns the fourth-place spot. Fellow one-time winner Josh Oakley is fifth in the standings. He is 10 points behind Thaxton.
Also scheduled as part of the Mobil 1 NASCAR Late Model Twin 75 racing program are events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Champ Karts.
Trey Crews, a two-time winner this season, has opened an 18-point advantage in the chase for the Limited Sportsman Division championship. Daryn Cockram is second in the standings. He leads Daryl Carver by six points. Sitting just two points behind Carver in fourth place is Tommy Peregoy, while defending division champion is in fifth place. Willis, who owns one victory this season, is only three points behind Peregoy.
Greg Autry has driven to three victories in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division this season and he owns a comfortable cushion over a second-place tie between Johnny Layne and Bruce Mayo.
Pit gates will open on Saturday at 2 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will roll off at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open 5 p.m. and the first race of the night will start at 7 p.m.