Sellers scores fifth 5th win of season Friday night at SoBo, takes over point lead in Late Model Stock ranks SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Friday night racing is just fine with Peyton Sellers. Sellers driver grabbed the lead on the opening circuit...
Sellers scores fifth 5th win of season Friday night at SoBo, takes over point lead in Late Model Stock ranks
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Friday night racing is just fine with Peyton Sellers.
Sellers driver grabbed the lead on the opening circuit of the 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division Friday night at South Boston Speedway and led all the way to the checkered flag.
The win was the fifth of the season for Sellers, who entered the night second in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series championship chase at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. When the night ended, however, Sellers was atop the point battle in the division.
Sellers' victory, coupled with a 16th-place run by Drew Herring of Benson, N.C., enabled the Danville, Va. driver to overtake the teenager, who has scored three wins for the season.
Sellers managed to lead every lap, but he had his hands full with Durham, N.C. driver David Triplett, Jr. for much of the race. Triplett started third in the 22-car field and shot into the second-place position on the 25th circuit.
Jeramie Donley, who was making his first appearance of the season at South Boston Speedway, qualified on the pole with a time trial run of 15.701 seconds and proceeded to score a third-place finish in the unofficial rundown for the event.
Scott Worley of Long Island, Va. managed a fourth-place run in the race, while Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. finished fifth.
Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. was sixth for the night, while Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. placed seventh and Chris Hopkins of Petersburg, Va. was eighth.
Ninth place in the event went to Ryan Gray of Raleigh, N.C., while Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. rounded out the top 10 drivers in the field.
Three caution periods slowed the field for the night. Herring, who started 12th in the event, saw his hopes for a victory vanish during the second caution when he and 11th-place starter Rodney Cook got together in the frontstretch, heavily damaging both rides.
Bailey makes two key passes, scores fourth Limited Sportsman victory of season
Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. started third in a 15-car field and wound up collecting his fourth Limited Sportsman triumph of the season.
Bailey worked his way past outside pole sitter Tommy Peregoy of Red Oak, Va. on the 34th circuit of the 50-lap race and then used a bump later in the race to gain the lead from pole winner Justin Snow of Danville, Va.
From there, Bailey held on the rest of the way to take the checkered flag. Snow wound up second in the unofficial rundown for the event and still sits in the runner-up spot in the point standings behind Bailey.
Peregoy finished third for the night, while Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. placed fourth and Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. rounded out the top five drivers in the event.
Brian Pembleton of Amelia, Va. collected a sixth-place run for the night, while Andrew Perry of Hillsborough, N.C. placed seventh. Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. took eighth in the race and Kenny Bowes of Danville, Va. secured a ninth-place run and was the final driver on the lead lap.
The 10th-place spot in the field was claimed by Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va.
Chuck Watkins finishes third on the track, but claims win in 30-lap Pure Stock Division race
It's not often when a driver finishing third on the track and winds up with a victory.
Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C., who started the race from the rear of the 19-car field, pulled the feat off, however, in the 30-lap race for the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.
Reid Hodnett of Mebane, N.C. took the checkered flag at the close of the race and Shawn Laws of Goldsboro, N.C. crossed the finish line in the runner-up spot on the track.
Both drivers were disqualified following post-race inspections, however, elevating Watkins to first place in the final rundown. The win helped Watkins pad his narrow point lead in the division's title chase. Watkins, entered the night with a four-point edge.
The race concluded under caution after five yellow-flag periods and two red-flag sessions reeled off 40 minutes of time.
Rodney Pennington of Stem, N.C. placed second for the night in the revised rundown, while Lee Anderson of Gladys, Va. was third and Chris Crosby of Scottsburg, Va. secured a fourth-place run. Rounding out the top five drivers for the evening was William Ridgeway of Burlington, N.C.
Howard posts win in 50-lap Allison Legacy Series race
Mark Howard of Randleman, N.C. posted a victory in the 50-lap race for the Allison Legacy Series.
Jake Crum of Statesville, N.C. managed a second-place run in the 17-car field and was followed by Trevor Bayne of Knoxville, Tenn. in third place.
Nicholas Pope of Taylorsville, N.C. motored to a fourth-place run, while Anthony Giugliano of Lexington, S.C. rounded out the top five competitors.
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