SELLERS KEEPS NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES DIVISION I POINTS LEAD DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 17, 2005) -- Count Peyton Sellers among the supporters of NASCAR's new point system for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. Sellers, of Danville, Va., has ...
SELLERS KEEPS NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES DIVISION I POINTS LEAD
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 17, 2005) -- Count Peyton Sellers among the supporters of NASCAR's new point system for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. Sellers, of Danville, Va., has extended his lead in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I championship standings, after recording his sixth Late Model Stock Car victory at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.
NASCAR's championship format awards each race winner 50 points -- but adds 10 bonus points for drivers competing against fields of 15-20 cars. The system is designed to reward those drivers who race at the most competitive tracks (i.e. those with the most number of race cars) and Sellers collected 60 points for his May 6 win. His lead over Frank Deiny Jr., who competes at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford Va., is now 134 points.
Travis Swaim, who competes at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., has also benefited from NASCAR's point system by adding 68 points to his total this week. NASCAR's format awards 20 bonus points to drivers racing field fields of more than 20 cars and Swaim, of High Point, N.C., picked up the 20-point bonus by finishing second among a field of 21 Late Model Stock Car drivers at Caraway May 14.
The biggest mover of the week was Big Diamond Raceway's Duane Howard, who improved three positions, to fourth in the Division I standings this week. Despite not winning any races so far this season, Howard, of Oley, Pa., has finished consistently in the top 10 at Big Diamond, a 3/8-mile dirt track in Minersville, Pa. In a system where bonus points count -- Big Diamond's weekly turnout of 25+ Dirt Modified cars has its drivers on the fast track.
<pre> This Week's Division I Leaders ...
Pos Driver Home Track Points 1. Peyton Sellers South Boston Speedway 658 2. Frank Deiny Jr. Motor Mile Speedway 524 3. Travis Swaim Caraway Speedway 370 4. Duane Howard Big Diamond Raceway 314 5. Kenneth Headen Greenville-Pickens Speedway 312 6. Clay Dale Lanier National Speedway 288 7. Tom Charles Lakeside Speedway 270 8. Tommy Cherry Langley Speedway 250 9. Gaylon Stewart Evergreen Speedway 246 10. Ricky Bilderback Rockford Speedway 238 11. Tim Brown Bowman Gray Stadium 230 12. Steve Whitener JAX Raceways 200 13. Lynn Hardy Rocky Mountain Raceways 132 14. Bill Rodgers Beech Ridge Motor Speedway 110 15. Todd Massey Ace Speedway 100