2018-09-12 / Sports

Peyton Sellers wins fourth South Boston Speedway title


Peyton Sellers of displays the winner’s trophy in Victory Lane following his win in the second race of Saturday night’s twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway. Sellers locked up his fourth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR track championship with the win and a runner up finish in the first race. SUBMITTED Peyton Sellers of displays the winner’s trophy in Victory Lane following his win in the second race of Saturday night’s twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway. Sellers locked up his fourth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR track championship with the win and a runner up finish in the first race. SUBMITTED SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA — Peyton Sellers is now a four-time South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division champion.

With a second-place finish in the first of the twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division races that headlined Saturday night’s GCR Presents Spaulding Equipment Company NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program and a win in the nightcap, the Danville, Virginia resident earned his third South Boston Speedway track championship in five years and his fourth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division championship.

Sellers entered Saturday night’s twinbill with a 41-point lead over NASCAR national points leader Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia, and with the two drivers finishing within one position of each other in both races, Sellers was able to secure the championship. Morris earned a full-field win in the opening race, starting on the pole and leading all the way, edging Sellers by 2.446 seconds in a 25-lap dash to the finish that followed the race’s last caution period. Sellers started in the back of the field in order to pick up track passing points, moved into second place on lap 48, and remained there the rest of the race.

The win, Morris’ 10th of the season at South Boston Speedway, put him in the position of all but locking up a fifth career NASCAR Whelen All American Series national championship.

Thomas Scott of Efland finished third, Justin Carroll of Lanexa, Virginia finished fourth and Colin Garrett of South Boston completed the top five finishers.

Sellers started eighth and Morris started 10th in the nightcap which featured an inverted start among the top finishers of the first race.

It took Sellers and Morris only six laps to pick their way to the front of the field, and from there, Sellers fended off several bids by Morris over the final 69 circuits to score his third win of the season at South Boston Speedway.

Austin Thaxton of Clarksville, Virginia, Scott, and Mark Keesee Jr, of Altavista, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the nightcap.

SHELTON WINS SBS PURE STOCK DIVISION TITLE

Daniel Shelton of Hurt, Virginia had never faced a stock car prior to the start of this season, but you would never have known it based on his performance.

With a sixth-place finish, Shelton won the South Boston Speedway Pure Stock Division championship.

CREWS WINS LIMITED SPORTSMAN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia won his second career South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman Division championship and his third career South Boston Speedway track title with a win in Saturday night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race. Crews took the lead from Jessica Dana of Mooresville, North Carolina with 15 laps to go and edged her by .835-second to score his eighth win of the season.

Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton of Greensboro, Daniel Moss of Danville, and Brandon Jones of Amelia Courthouse, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers.

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