- Last Updated on 08:13 AM 08/12/13
- BY Tim Chandler/South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway is readying for a return visit Saturday night by the PASS Super Late Model Series. The visit will be the second and final one planned at America’s Hometown Track in the 2013 campaign.
The exciting night of racing will also feature twin 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and a battle for the touring Legends Cars.
The four-race PASS Super Late Model 150 program will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
Prior to green flag racing action at 7 p.m., a Fan Appreciation Session will be held trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. to enable fans to visit with their favorite competitors.
When the PASS Super Late Model Series made its first stop at South Boston Speedway on May 11, Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, scored the win in a 150-lap shootout.
Kenseth grabbed the lead on lap 135 and held off Kyle Grissom to take the checkered flag. Jay Fogleman, Preston Peltier and Kyle Moon rounded out the top five finishers.
The May 11 PASS Super Late Model Series event at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval featured four different race leaders, with the lead swapping hands nine times. Trevor Noles led 69 laps and Trey Mitchell rode out front for 50 laps.
When the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division drivers hit the historic four-tenths mile asphalt for their two 75-lap events, the chase for the 2013 South Boston Speedway championship will continue and the chase to end Lee Pulliam’s dominance will continue.
Pulliam, the winner of 13 events at South Boston Speedway this season, has recorded 20 overall triumphs for the campaign and owns the lead over Deac McCaskill in the chase for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship. Pulliam is the defending national champion.
Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, a $2,000 bounty is being offered to anyone who can defeat Pulliam and halt his winning dominance at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval.
Originally, South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice announced that a $500 bounty would be awarded to driver who could score a victory over Pulliam. Pulliam has won all three races since that time. Therefore, the bounty has grown to $2,000.
Rice noted earlier that Pulliam must still be competing at the end of the race for a driver to claim the bounty, and she added that Pulliam can also claim the bounty if he elects to start from the rear of the field and attempt to work his way to the front to score his 14th victory of the campaign.
Bobby McCarty is in second place in the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division standings. He is 12 points ahead of third-place Austin Thaxton. Bruce Anderson is fourth in the standings. He is 14 points ahead of fifth-place Dustin Storm.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying time trials will also begin at 4:30 p.m. Practice for the competing divisions will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Advance tickets for Saturday’s PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program are currently on sale and priced at just $10 each for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office through 5 p.m. on Friday. Adult admission on Saturday will be $15. Children, ages six and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.