Burton races to South Boston win
CHATHAM STAR TRIBUNE
Jeb Burton scored his first career South Boston Speedway win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division Saturday night with his victory in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150.
Burton took the lead on the seventh lap after a three-lap side-by-side battle for the lead with former South Boston Speedway and NASCAR national champion Peyton Sellers and led the rest of the way to pick up the win.
The Halifax resident had only one challenge after the race passed the halfway mark. That came on the restart on lap 86 that followed the race’s lone caution period. Pole winner Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. was able to stick with Burton for a couple of laps, but once the field got stretched out single-file, it was all Burton the rest of the way.
With the race going green for the final 64 laps, Burton sped away to a 2.601-second win over Oakley, with Danville resident Sellers, track points leader Matt Bowling of Ridgeway and Dennis Holdren of Roanoke rounding out the top five finishers.
Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C., Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Joshua VanWinkle of Morehead City, N.C. and Trey Crews of Halifax completed the top ten finishers.
Burton averaged 81.982 mph in the race that took 43 minutes and 54 seconds to complete