- Last Updated on 07:49 AM 07/11/12
- BY Tim Chandler/Special to The Gazette
A special night of racing Saturday at South Boston Speedway will be highlighted by a guest appearance by legendary NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Glen Wood.
Wood will serve as the Grand Marshal for South Boston Speedway’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Night Late Model Twin 75s racing program Saturday night. The first of six races scheduled as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program will get underway at 7 p.m.
The featured attractions of the evening will be a pair of 75-lap shootouts for the competitors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
Also scheduled as part of Saturday’s
racing action will be a battle for the drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division, twin races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and an event for the touring Legendary Ford Flatheads Racing Association.
Matt Bowling, who has motored to one victory this season at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, continues to sit atop the season-long standings in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division championship at America’s Hometown Track.
Peyton Sellers, a two-time winner this season, is second in the point standings, but is just nine points ahead of five-time winner Lee Pulliam.
The chase for the Limited Sportsman Division championship continues to be intense, as Danny Willis, Jr. owns the first-place position, but by only two points over Bobby McCarty. Mike Jones is third in the standings; however, he is only one point ahead of fourth-place Blake Stallings.
Joe Allred, III is in first place in the battle for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division championship. Allred owns a slim eight-point lead over Trey Crews, while Randy Hupp is third and is only 17 points out of second place.
Pit registration will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Practice for all divisions will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m.