- Last Updated on 08:12 AM 07/10/13
- BY Tim Chandler/South Boston Speedway
The engines will roar back to life Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
America’s Hometown Track will host five action-packed races Saturday night as part of the NASCAR Late Model Twin 75 racing program. The first event of the night will roll to the green flag at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the night will be a pair of 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also scheduled as part of Saturday night’s action will be events for the Limited Sportsman Division, the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and the Modified Division.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam, a 10-time winner this season at South Boston Speedway, will head into the twin 75-lap races with a commanding lead in his bid to claim the 2013 Late Model Stock Car Division crown at America’s Hometown Track.
Pulliam is also contending to secure a second consecutive national championship.
Bobby McCarty sits in second place in the Late Model Stock Car Division standings. He is 26 points ahead of former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris.
Austin Thaxton owns the fourth-place spot in the standings, but he is only two points ahead of fifth-place Dustin Storm.
Danny Willis Jr. continues to lead the way in the chase for the Limited Sportsman Division championship.
Garrett Bunch is second in the Limited Sportsman ranks. He is 15 points ahead of third-place Tommy Peregoy. Blake Stallings is fourth in the standings and has only a one-point edge over fifth-place Michael Maresca.
In the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, Joe Allred has opened an 18-point edge over second-place Stuart Crews in the battle for the championship.
Austin Milam is third in the standings, 14 points behind Crews and 14 points ahead of fourth-place Randy Hupp.
Tanner Rumburg has a 10-point lead over Chris Johnson in the Modified Division standings, while Jimmy Humblet is in third place and is only two points behind Johnson.
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.