- Last Updated on 08:12 AM 08/15/12
- BY Joe Chandler
The drivers and teams of the PASS South Super Late Model Series and the area’s top NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division drivers and teams will share the spotlight Saturday night at South Boston Speedway in the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.
Action will start at 7 p.m., with a 150-lap race for the PASS South Super Late Model Series and twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock car Division races highlighting the night’s action. A race for Legends Cars will round out the program.
Saturday’s PASS Super Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway will be a potential pivotal race in the battle for the series title. Kyle Grissom of Concord, N.C., the son of former NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Champion Steve Grissom, holds a slim 14-point lead over Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C. entering Saturday night’s 150-lap event. Grissom has three wins and six top-five finishes in his nine starts this season.
Fogleman finished a strong third at South Boston Speedway on June 9, and is looking to close the gap on Grissom at South Boston Speedway this weekend.
Sitting four points behind Fogleman and 18 points behind Grissom is Preston Peltier of Harrisburg, N.C. Peltier has seven top-five finishes in his nine starts, including a second-place finish behind race winner 17-year-old Landon Cling in the June 9 race at South Boston Speedway.
Cling occupies fourth-place in the standings, ahead of two-time series winner Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth.
Also among the drivers expected to be in the field Saturday night are Steve Wallace of Mooresville, N.C., the son of former NASCAR Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace, and Gray Gaulding, who drives an entry out of the Coulter Motorsports stable.
The pair of 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races will be crucial races in the chase for the South Boston Speedway championship. Matt Bowling of Ridgeway will bring a 39-point lead over former South Boston Speedway and NASCAR National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville into Saturday night’s Late Model Stock Car Division twinbill.
A good battle for a spot in the top-five of the points standings is being waged by Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, South Boston drivers Austin Thaxton and Bruce Anderson and Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C.
Saturday’s schedule calls for practice to go from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., with alternating sessions for the PASS Super Late Models, the Late Model Stock Cars and the Legends Cars.
Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying time trials will begin at 4:30 p.m. A Fan Appreciation event will be held trackside from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., with the first race of the night starting at 7 p.m.