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Morris takes Late Model Stock win at South Boston

By Track PR
  Contact Editor

Philip Morris added to his lead in the win column in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway Saturday night, speeding away from Bobby McCarty after the race’s final restart with 19 laps to go to win the NASCAR Late Model 100.

Morris quickly opened a gap on McCarty after the last restart and drove away to a 2.041-second win. It was the fifth win of the season at South Boston Speedway for the former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion and South Boston Speedway NASCAR track champion. Saturday night’s win was Morris’ 62nd career win in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division at South Boston Speedway.

Lee Pulliam finished third after falling to 14th place in the field as the result of having to spin his car to avoid colliding with another driver who had spun in front of him on lap 20 of the 100-lap race.

Brandon Pierce finished fourth and Danny Willis, Jr. finished in fifth.

Stuart Crews, Josh Oakley, Raymond Pittman III, Charles Barnes and Jason Pittman rounded out the top ten.

Division points leader Peyton Sellers finished 11th after having to make a lengthy pit stop to have his team take care of a broken gear shifter.

Morris led 99 laps of the race that was slowed by three caution periods that consumed 22 laps.

Mike Jones and David Latour, Jr. split wins in Saturday night’s twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races.

Jones took the lead from Trey Crews on lap 13, right after the race’s final restart, and edged Crews by .606-second to score his third win in a row. Latour finished third, with Colin Garrett fourth and Chris Elliott fifth.

Latour started on the pole in the second race and was in the right place at the right time to take advantage of a mishap when Crews and Garrett, battling for the win, made contact, with Crews spinning to bring out a caution flag with three laps to go.

Garrett was placed at the rear of the field for the restart, a move that put Latour on the front row with Jason Myers for the final restart.

Latour bolted into the lead and held off Crews to take the win. Garrett rallied to finish third, Myers finished fourth and Jones fifth.

Greg Autry swept the night’s pair of 15-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division races.

Autry edged Jarrett Milam in both races. Harrison Walker finished third in both races, with Bruce Mayo and Johnny Layne finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in both races.

Conner Priest of DeWitt, Virginia earned his second victory of the season, scoring a flag-to-flag win in the 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.

Kenny Mills, Jr., Jared Dawson, Tyler Crute and Kevin Currin rounded out the top five.

South Boston Speedway returns to action on Saturday, August 12, as the raceway plays host to the PASS South Super Late Model Series.

For more information, visit SouthBostonSpeedway.com.

South Boston Speedway – South Boston, VA
Race Results – July 29, 2017

NASCAR Whelen Late Model
1. 01 Philip Morris
2. 22B Bobby McCarty
3. 5 Lee Pulliam
4. 2 Brandon Pierce
5. 23 Danny Willis, Jr.
6. 29 Stuart Crews
7. 8 Josh Oakley
8. 50 Raymond Pittman III
9. 64 Charles Barnes
10. 51 Jason Pittman
11. 26 Peyton Sellers
12. 11 Woody Ellington
13. 12 Austin Thaxton
14. 38 Mark Keesee, Jr.
15. 77 Trevor Ward
16. 22E Quincy Adkins

Limited Sportsman Race One
1. 39 Mike Jones
2. 9 Trey Crews
3. 89 David Latour, Jr.
4. 24 Colin Garrett
5. 91 Chris Elliott
6. 22 Eric Winslow
7. 82 Barry Beggarly, Jr.
8. 17 Jason Myers
9. 58 Daniel Moss

Limited Sportsman Race Two
1. 89 David Latour, Jr.
2. 9 Trey Crews
3. 24 Colin Garrett
4. 17 Jason Myers
5. 39 Mike Jones
6. 58 Daniel Moss
7. 22 Eric Winslow
8. 91 Chris Elliott
9. 82 Barry Beggarly, Jr.

Pure Stock Race One
1. 4 Greg Autry
2. 76 Jarrett Milam
3. 10 Harrison Walker
4. 00 Bruce Mayo
5. 9 Johnny Layne
6. 75 Quincy Adkins
7. 27 Matt Epps
8. 12 Randy Hupp
9. 3 Tyler Conner
DNS: 61 Jimmy Wade

Pure Stock Race Two
1. 4 Greg Autry
2. 76 Jared Milam
3. 10 Harrison Walker
4. 0 Bruce Mayo
5. 9 Johnny Layne
6. 12 Randy Hupp
7. 75 Quincy Adkins
8. 27 Matt Epps
9. 3 Tyler Conner
DNS: 61 Jimmy Wade

Hornets
1. 13 Connor Priest
2. 12 Kenny Mills
3. 01 Jared Dawson
4. 15 Tyler Crute
5. 49 Kevin Currin
6. 03 Drew Dawson
7. 88 Justin Dawson
8. 07 Michael Farmer
9. 36 Simon Jones
10. 72 Donald Clay
11. 99 Stephen Trickey
12. 09 Josh Dawson

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