Peyton Sellers plans ARCA debut

Sellers hopes for success in ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 event at South Boston Speedway SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. is readying for a new racing challenge. Sellers, a regular in the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock...

Sellers hopes for success in ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 event at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. is readying for a new racing challenge.

Sellers, a regular in the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division at South Boston Speedway, will be among the drivers trying to make the field for the running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 on Saturday, June 26, at South Boston Speedway.

Sellers certainly knows his way around the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval at South Boston. Earlier this year, Sellers won the season-opening, 200-lap race for the Late Model Stock Car Division competitors.

Sellers' bid for success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series will be aided by Jimmy Farlow, who owns the popular Mary's Diner in Danville, Va.

"He owns the car," Sellers said recently. "We put together a deal with him and Sellers Racing to try and run here at South Boston. If that goes well, we may try to run somewhere else also. We'll just see how it goes."

Sellers' sponsor for the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 will be Race to GED.

"That's a program in Virginia which tries to get people to go to school to get the equivalent of a high school diploma," Sellers pointed out. "It is primarily based on trying to help laid off factory workers in Southside Virginia."

More information on the Race to GED program can be found at www.racetoged.org.

While Sellers is familiar with the track at South Boston Speedway, he knows he will have his hands full with the many talented regulars on the ARCA RE/MAX Series when he readies for the green flag on June 26.

"I think they're expecting a full field of cars," Sellers said. "I think they're going to take the top 28 in qualifying and, with provisionals, they should start something like 34 or 36 cars."

As always, Sellers would like to take checkered flag first when he lines up for the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200. However, a good solid run would be pleasing as well.

"You always want to win," Sellers said. "Realistically, though, we'd like to have a top five qualifying run and, hopefully, get a top 10 finish. You always hope for more, but those, I think, are realistic goals for us."

The race will get the green flag at 8 p.m. and will be televised live on the Speed Channel.

In addition to the 200-lap ARCA RE/MAX Series race on June 26, South Boston Speedway will also host a 110-lap event for the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division and the track will get festivities for the July 4, holiday underway early with a fireworks show at the close of the night.

Grandstand gates will open June 26, at 2 p.m. Qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series will start at 3 p.m., while time trials for the NASCAR Dodge Pepsi Late Model Stock Car Division will get underway at 4:30 p.m.

Reserved seats for June 26 are available for $30. Advance adult general admission tickets, available at the South Boston Speedway office, will be priced at $15 until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25. On race day, adult general admission tickets will be priced at $20.

Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $10 and children, ages nine and under, will be admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information, visit the speedway's website at www.southbostonspeedway.com of phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

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