Pulliam sweeps Davenport Energy Late Model Twin 75S at South Boston Speedway, Three wins in a row

Lee Pulliam is now the driver with the hot hand at South Boston Speedway.

The four-time former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion swept Saturday night's pair of 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races, the main event of the Davenport Energy NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

Saturday night's sweep gave Pulliam three wins in a row and a total of five victories this season at "America's Hometown Track."

The Alton, Virginia resident started on the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win in the first 75-lap race, edging former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia by 1.317-second.

Due to an invert of the top finishers of the first race, Pulliam started eighth in the nightcap, but quickly sped go the front of the pack. A caution on lap 13 allowed Pulliam to restart the race on the front row beside race leader Mike Jones of South Boston, Virginia.

Pulliam and Jones battled hard for the lead for nine laps before Pulliam was able to make the pass for the lead on lap 22. The race's third caution flag set up a second side-by-side restart for Pulliam and Jones. A good launch on the restart allowed Pulliam to clear Jones, and once in front, Pulliam never relinquished the lead.

Sellers took over second place from Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Virginia on lap 47 and set sail after Pulliam. Pulliam began inching away from Sellers in the closing laps and edged Sellers by 1.209-second at the finish.

Thaxton finished third in both races. Jeb Burton of Halifax, Virginia, driving a team car to Sellers, finished fourth in the first race with Daniel Silvestri of Great Falls, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina finished fourth in the second race, with Burton rounding out the top five finishers.

Four caution flags dotted the first race, and three caution flags slowed the pace in the second race.

WILLIS WINS

LIMITED SPORTSMAN DIVISION RACE

Danny Willis of South Boston, Virginia slipped past teenager Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina with seven laps to go and held on to win Saturday night's 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.

Willis edged Borst by a slim .313-second margin at the finish to score his fifth win of the season and lead the division in wins for the season.

Borst finished second with Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, J.D. Eversole of North Chesterfield, Virginia and teenager Landon Pembelton of Amelia, Virginia complete the top five finishers.

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