Young Blood: North Carolina teenager leading the pack, leading two-position rookie sweep | Races
A pair of teenagers led the night in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division 100-lap race that made headlines on Saturday night’s SoBo Livestreaming Night at races featured by the SoBoSpeedway.tv racing program .
Jacob Borst of Elon, NC took the lead when race leaders Thomas Scott and Trey Crews crashed into the frontstretch and led the last 43 homers to claim his first career victory in the division. NASCAR.
Another teenager, Amelia’s Landon Pembelton, finished second, 1.504 seconds behind Borst, to give the two rookies a sweep of the top two places in the race. It was Pembelton’s second runner-up at South Boston Speedway this season.
“It’s amazing to get your first win,” said Borst, “especially here at South Boston Speedway.
“Even though Pembelton is a rookie, he’s still one of the best here.
Borst qualified seventh but quickly rose to third place. Things unfolded from there.
“I just knew I had to take my time and move on,” noted Borst.
“Thomas and Trey got together, and it was one of those cases where you don’t really know where to go. I just tried to stop as quickly as possible. Fortunately, I got over it.
Pembelton started eighth in the race and, like Borst, worked his way through the field. He took second place with around 25 laps to go, but was unable to pose a serious threat to Borst in the end.
“We just came a little short,” Pembelton remarked.
“I think if I had done 10 or 15 more laps I might have been able to hit his rear bumper and maybe do something with him.
Terry Dease, of Oxford, North Carolina, was third; Carter Langley, of Zebulon, North Carolina, was fourth; and Scott from Efland, NC battled for fifth in the race which was slowed down by three warning flags. Scott led the first 57 laps of the race before being involved in the incident with Crews.
Daniel Moss of Danville and Drew Dawson of Nathalie shared the victories in the 25-lap twin races of the Limited Sporting Division on Saturday night.
The wins were the second wins of the season for Moss and Dawson.
Moss started second and led each lap winning the first race of 25 laps. Kenny Daniel of Sutherlin was second with Kenny Mills Jr. of South Boston, Andrew Amos of Callands and Brent Younger of South Boston completing the top five.
Dawson claimed his second career victory in the limited sports division in the last drink, edging Younger by just under a second. Daniel finished third with Tony Housman in fourth and Amos completing the top five.
The race featured four changes of head among four drivers, with Dawson leading twice for a total of 10 laps.
Long Island’s Nathan Crews extended his early season winning streak to four in a row on Saturday night with a victory in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division 30-lap race.
The results of the race are not official pending a technical control after the race.
The crews started at the back of the field, took the lead from Johnny Layne of Halifax on lap 12, and led the rest of the course, edging Layne 0.773 seconds for the win.
Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Jared Dawson of Nathalie and Scott Phillips of Halifax completed the top five.
Josh Dawson of Halifax earned his third victory of the season with a victory in the 15-lap Budweiser Hornets division race.
Nathalie’s Steven Layne, Chase City’s Kevin Currin, South Boston’s Andrea Ruotolo and Chase City’s Jason DeCarlo completed the top five.
NASCAR racing action returns to South Boston Speedway on May 15 with the NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.
Two 75-lap races for the late-production car division of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series will top the list of the night’s six races. The evening’s action will include a 50-lap race in the Limited Sports Division, twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets division.
The race day schedule includes registrations and pit doors opening at 2:00 p.m. Practice will start at 4:00 p.m. and grandstand doors open at 5:30 p.m. Qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. and the first race will receive the green flag at 7:00 p.m. .
Adult advance general admission tickets for the May 15 race are priced at $ 10 each and can be purchased online at South Boston Speedway’s website, www.southbostonspeedway.com, through Friday. evening, May 14. General admission tickets for adults at the gate on race day are priced at $ 15 each. Children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.