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Philip Morris sweeps SoBo Late Model Stock twinbill

By Mike Smith
  Contact Editor

South Boston, Va. - Philip Morris continued his dominance of Virgnia’s South Boston Speedway Saturday night with a sweep of a pair of 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division features.

Saturday night’s sweep gives Morris five victories in seven starts at the .4-mile oval this season.

The Ruckersville, Virginia resident took the lead from Peyton Sellers on the 12th lap and led the rest of the way in winning the first of the night’s pair of Late Model Stock Car races.

Morris got a good start on the race’s final restart with 10 laps to go and crossed the finish line 1.275-second ahead of Sellers in taking the win. Danny Willis, Jr. finished third, with Jason Barnes in fourth and Austin Thaxton in fifth.

Twenty-one cars started the race that was punctuated by seven caution flags and two red flags as a result of mishaps.

Morris had a tougher time of things in the second feature. Due to an inverted start of the top 10 finishers of the first race, Morris started 10th in the nightcap. He quickly began picking up positions, but spun in a multi-car incident on the fifth lap and found himself back in eighth place on the restart.

On his drive to the front of the field, Morris battled briefly with Sellers before challenging Barnes for the lead. Morris swept past Barnes on the 24th lap to take the lead, and with no caution flags to slow the pace, Morris sped away from his challengers. He crossed the finish line 4.447 seconds ahead of Sellers to win the race and complete the sweep.

Barnes finished third, with Thaxton in fourth and Thomas Scott in fifth.

Trey Crews wrestled the lead away from Ross Dalton with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win Saturday night’s Limited Sportsman feature. Jason Myers finished third, with Billy Myers fourth and Chris Elliott fifth.

Jordan Pickrel earned his first Budweiser Pure Stock feature win of the season, edging Randy Hupp for the victory. Daniel Shelton, Johnny Layne, and Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia rounded out the top five.

Cameron Jarrell took the lead from Kenny Daniel on the sixth lap of the Budweiser Hornets feature and led the rest of the way to score the victory. Tyler Crute came home in second, with Daniel finishing third, Kevin Currin fourth and Joey Clay fifth.

Dennis Holdren made it two Mod-4 feature wins in a row, edging Jesse Lang by .428-second for the victory.

Cory Dunn finished in third, with Jesse Yopp in fourth and Josh Phillips in fifth.

Racing action returns to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, June 16. Visit SouthBostonSpeedway.com.

South Boston Speedway – South Boston, VA
Race Results – June 9, 2018

Late Model Stock Car Race 1
1. Philip Morris
2. Peyton Sellers
3. Danny Willis, Jr.
4. Jason Barnes
5. Austin Thaxton
6. Tim Phipps
7. Jason Pittman
8. Mike Jones
9. Raymond Pittman III
10. Dusty Ellington
11. Charles Barnes
12. Quincy Adkins
13. Chris Carroll
14. Thomas Scott
15. Nicholas Sanchez
16. Stacy Puryear
17. Eric Winslow
18. Bruce Mayo
19. Tyler Hughes
20. Kelly Kingery
21. Woody Ellington

Late Model Stock Car Race 2
1. Philip Morris
2. Peyton Sellers
3. Jason Barnes
4. Austin Thaxton
5. Thomas Scott
6. Mike Jones
7. Tim Phipps
8. Raymond Pittman III
9. Charles Barnes
10. Eric Winslow
11. Chris Carroll
12. Dusty Ellington
13. Quincy Adkins
14. Jason Pittman
15. Danny Willis, Jr.
16. Stacy Puryear
DNS: Kelly Kingery

Limited Sportsman
1. Trey Crews
2. Ross Dalton
3. Jason Myers
4. Billy Myers
5. Chris Elliott
6. Daniel Moss
7. J.D. Eversole
8. Richard Caldwell
9. Drew Dawson
10. Karl Budzevski
11. Brandon Jones
12. Kirstin Simmons

Pure Stock
1. Jordan Pickrel
2. Randy Hupp
3. Daniel Shelton
4. Johnny Layne
5. Bruce Mayo
6. Kenny Mills
7. Harrison Walker
8. Justin Dawson
9. Jimmy Wade
10. Scott Phillips
DNS: Stuart Crews

Hornets
1. Cameron Jarrell
2. Tyler Crute
3. Kenny Daniel
4. Kevin Currin
5. Joey Clay
6. Timothy Smith
7. Tyler Stanley
8. Jared Dawson

Mod 4
1. Dennis Holdren
2. Doodle Lang
3. Cory Dunn
4. Jessie Yopp
5. Josh Phillips
6. Tanner Young
7. Haley Holdren

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