- Last Updated on 03:18 PM 04/18/13
- BY Tim Chandler/South Boston Speedway
It’s time to fire up the engines once again at America’s Hometown Track.
South Boston Speedway will roar back into action this weekend with the running of the Mobil 1 presents NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program on Saturday.
Five events are scheduled for the evening of NASCAR short track racing action. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
The featured attraction of the evening will be a 150-lap battle for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
Lee Pulliam, the defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion, has secured four victories and two runner-up finishes in his first six races of the season and sits atop the Late Model Stock Car Division standings at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Pulliam posted a victory and a runner-up finish last weekend in twin 75-lap racing action for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Other drivers who have visited Victory Lane in 2013 in the Late Model Stock Car Division include C.E. Falk and Deac McCaskill, who posted his triumph last weekend.
Pulliam leads former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris in the chase for the 2013 championship.
Falk is third in the standings and trails Morris by just one point. Bobby McCarty is fourth and is only five points behind Falk.
Other events scheduled as part of the Mobil 1 presents NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program Saturday night include races for the Limited Sportsman Division and the Pure Stock Division, along with twin battles for the Modified Division.
Danny Willis Jr. leads the Limited Sportsman Division standings. He has secured two wins and a second-place finish in his three events this season.
Garrett Bunch is second in the standings, but only holds a four-point lead over a third-place tie between Joey Throckmorton and Mark Simpson. One-time winner Blake Stallings is fifth and trails the third-place tie by only five points.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, Joe Allred has scored two wins and a runner-up finish in the opening three events of the campaign to grab an 18-point lead over Randy Hupp in the chase for the division title.
Stuart Crews is third in the standings, eight points behind Hupp, and six ahead of fourth-place Austin Milam. Eric Crews rounds out the top five in the standings. He is just four points behind Milam.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials to set the starting grids for the day of racing will roll off at 5:30 p.m. The first race will start at 7 p.m.