Division I standings 2005-05-11

MOTIVATED SELLERS: SOUTH BOSTON'S LATE MODEL LEADER TOPS NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES DIVISION I STANDINGS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 10, 2005) -- After recording five wins in his first 10 races at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Peyton Sellers has ...

MOTIVATED SELLERS: SOUTH BOSTON'S LATE MODEL LEADER TOPS NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES DIVISION I STANDINGS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 10, 2005) -- After recording five wins in his first 10 races at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Peyton Sellers has emerged atop the point standings for NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I. Sellers, of Danville, Va., has accumulated 598 points towards NASCAR's Division I championship, which is contested between drivers at 15 participating race tracks.

Perennial championship contender Frank Deiny Jr., of Mechanicsville, Va., is ranked second, with 484 points earned after recording two wins in eight starts at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.

High Point, N.C. driver Travis Swaim, the reigning Late Model track champion at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., is ranked third while Lanier National Speedway's Clay Dale and Lakeside Speedway's Tom Charles round out this week's top five.

The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series championship will be decided under a new format in 2005, in which drivers receive points for each feature event they compete in, in each track's top class. Drivers can earn 50 points for a win, 48 points for second place, 46 for third place and so on. In addition, bonus points are awarded to drivers with a greater number of cars in the field at their home track. Drivers who compete in a race with between 15-20 cars receive 10 bonus points each, while drivers competing in fields of 21 or more cars receive 20 bonus points each.

Participating tracks are grouped into four divisions, which are not based on geography and contain 15-17 tracks each. Divisional points will be tallied until the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series season concludes Sept. 18 and the driver with the highest point total in the division wins the divisional championship. Each of the four divisional champions can collect a $25,000 bonus for the title.

<pre> This Week's Division I Leaders ...

Pos   Driver            Home Track                      Points
1.    Peyton Sellers    South Boston Speedway           598
2.    Frank Deiny Jr.   Motor Mile Speedway             484
3.    Travis Swaim      Caraway Speedway                302
4.    Clay Dale         Lanier National Speedway        288
5.    Tom Charles       Lakeside Speedway               270
6.    Kenneth Headen    Greenville-Pickens Speedway     262
7.    Duane Howard      Big Diamond Raceway             262
8.    Tommy Cherry      Langley Speedway                250
9.    John Zaretzke     Evergreen Speedway              214
10.   Steve Whitener    JAX Raceways                    200
11.   Ricky Bilderback  Rockford Speedway               190
12.   Junior Miller     Bowman Gray Stadium             172
13.   Lynn Hardy        Rocky Mountain Raceways         132
14.   David Oliver      Beech Ridge Motor Speedway      60
15.   Todd Massey       Ace Speedway                    50

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Drivers Junior Miller , Peyton Sellers