South Boston race notes 2005-03-26

Sellers roars past Dickerson for 3rd straight Late Model victory at South Boston Speedway SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- South Boston Speedway is fast becoming known as Peyton's Place. Peyton Sellers, who resides in Danville, Va. didn't lead every...

Sellers roars past Dickerson for 3rd straight Late Model victory at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- South Boston Speedway is fast becoming known as Peyton's Place.

Peyton Sellers, who resides in Danville, Va. didn't lead every lap Saturday afternoon at South Boston Speedway, but he still found his way back to Victory Lane.

In the opening two Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division events of the season at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, Sellers grabbed the pole position in qualifying and led all 150 laps to take the checkered flag.

Saturday afternoon, Sellers started on the outside of the front row after Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va. turned in the top qualifying run in time trials. Dickerson then held the lead position for the first 87 laps before Sellers muscled his way to the front on the 88th circuit. Once Sellers snatched the lead, he was never headed the remainder of the way as he posted his third consecutive triumph.

The 150-lap event was the featured race of the Cottontail 150 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series program.

Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. started seventh in the 21-car field, but roared to a runner-up finish after battling past Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. for the second-place spot on lap 117. Herring sits in the second in the division's point standings, trailing only Sellers.

Butler wound up third for the night, while Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. collected a fourth-place finish after starting from the 11th slot at the outset. Dickerson slipped to a fifth-place performance by the end of the event, while Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. placed sixth after running a majority of the race in the top five.

Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. finished seventh for the event, while David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C. was eighth. Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. and Terry King of Brookneal, Va. rounded out the top 10 drivers in the race.

Attrition wiped out the hopes of several top contenders during the race including Frank Deiny, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va. (engine), Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. (flat tire and accident) and Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. (engine).

Five caution periods and one red flag slowed the field for the day.

Bailey snaps Snow's streak with wire-to-wire Limited Sportsman victory

Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. reeled off a top qualifying run and proceeded to lead every lap to secure his first victory of the season in the 50-lap race for the Limited Sportsman Division, which was run caution-free.

The victory by Bailey, the division's defending champion, snapped a two-race win streak by Justin Snow of Danville, Va.

Snow, who collected victories in the division's initial two events, continues to own first place in the season-long point chase, however, Bailey is in the second-place position in the standings, just 10 points out of the top spot.

Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. started second in the 15-car field and maintained that position throughout the race, while Snow, who began in the fourth slot, wound up with a third-place run.

Brian Pembleton of Amelia, Va. rolled to a fourth-place run for the evening, while Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C. rounded out the top five competitors.

Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. secured a sixth-place run in the event and was followed by Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. in the seventh slot. Rounding out the top 10 in the race were Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va. in eighth, Danny Willis, Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. in ninth and Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in the 10th position.

Scott grabs Ford Focus Midget win with last-lap pass

Chase Scott of Concord, N.C. made a late-race surge to claim a victory in the 25-lap race for the drivers in the touring Ford Focus Midget Series.

Race runner-up Robbie Ray of Davenport, Ia. led the first 24 circuits of the race and opened sizable cushions before lapped traffic in the closing circuits of the race enabled Scott to rally to the front.

After taking the checkered flag, Scott, who now has six career wins in seven starts at South Boston Speedway, was involved in a accident in turn two when he smacked the outside wall, but walked away uninjured.

Brit Anderson of Branford, Conn. finished third in the 17-car field, while Aron Oakley of China Grove, N.C. rounded out the top four finishers.

Gregory, King score wins in Legendary Flathead action

Johnny Gregory and Jerry King wound up as the winners in the 20-lap race for the touring Legendary Flathead Racing Series.

Gregory was crowned the victor in the Modified Division, while the Sportsman winner was Jerry King.

Eleven cars took to the track for the race. Finishing second in the total rundown was Bill Blair. Bobby Williams motored to a third-place run, while Bobby Apple rounded out the top four cars at the checkered flag.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Jonathan Bailey , Peyton Sellers , Chase Scott , Drew Herring , Charles Barnes , Robbie Ray
Teams Williams