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McCarty surges past Sellers to take the win, and $10,000 check at SBS Saturday

SoVaNow.com / July 05, 2021
Bobby McCarty surged past Peyton Sellers on a restart with three laps to go and edged Sellers by just over a second to win Saturday night’s late model race in front of a packed house at South Boston Speedway.

The win was worth $10,000 to McCarty, who snapped Sellers’ win streak in this event at two in a row.

“I love that more than anything,” McCarty said

“To be able to come here and go head-to-head with him caution after caution and come out on top is really special. It means a lot.”

Track position was the name of the game over the final half of the 200-lap race that was the opening race of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown Series which also includes the July 24 Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on Sept. 25.

Starting on the outside lane all three times, McCarty was able to work his way past Sellers on all three restarts that followed caution periods in the final 20 laps of the race.

“We just needed track position,” Sellers said.

“Bobby had track position. He needed it. He had the top side, and that’s where I needed to be. I had fired off a few times earlier in the race and the outside lane rolled really well.

“At the end of the day, we had a solid night. We’ll take a second-place finish and move on.”

Justin Johnson finished third, Thomas Scott finished fourth and Chad McCumbee rounded out the top five finishers in the 37-car starting field.

Pole winner Mike Looney finished sixth, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Chandler Smith took seventh and Kayden Honeycutt, Jared Fryar and rookie Jacob Borst completed the top 10.

The race was competitive, with the lead swapping hands four times among three drivers. McCarty led the final 98 laps of the race after taking the lead from Sellers on lap 103. Looney led twice for 84 laps and Sellers led twice for a total of 18 laps. Twenty-two cars finished on the lead lap.

Sellers won the $1,000 Halfway Leader Award and Looney captured the $500 Pole Award.

Moss Scores Win In Limited Sportsman

Daniel Moss scored his biggest win of the season, taking home $1,500 for winning Saturday night’s 50-lap Limited Sportsman race.

Moss edged Ryan Joyner by .721-second in the event marred by eight caution periods. His flag-to-flag win was his fourth of the season at South Boston Speedway.

Eric Winslow, who won this event in 2019 and won the Pole Award for the race, finished third. Brian Obiedzenski of and Daniel Crews completed the top five in the 16-car starting field.

Nathan Crews Eludes Bounty Hunters, Wins Pure Stock Race

Nathan Crews scored his eighth victory of the season Saturday night in the 30-lap Hornets race and had a big payday in the process.

Along with collecting the winner’s prize, Crews pocketed a $220 bounty that had been posted by anonymous race fans, a $200 bounty posted by LA Paving Company and the $250 Pole Award for winning the pole for the race.

“This is the first time I have won this race in 13 years,” Crews said.

“In fact, this is the first time I have finished this race.”

Crews started on the pole and led every lap, edging Johnny Layne by 1.147-second to secure his eighth win in nine starts at South Boston Speedway.

Randy Hupp finished third with Jared Dawson and Jimmy Wade rounding out the top five.

Jared Dawson Wins 20-Lap Hornets Race

Jared Dawson surged past Kevin Currin on the final lap to win the 20-lap Hornets race. The win was Dawson’s second victory of the season.

Dawson’s win snapped a three-race win streak by Josh Dawson. In winning the race Jared Dawson collected a $300 bounty posted by Italian Delight Family Restaurant and Matthews’ Towing that had been established for a driver that could defeat Josh Dawson.

Josh Dawson, who finished third behind Jared Dawson and Currin, won the $100 Hard Charger Award for the driver that gained the most positions in the race. Andrea Ruotolo and Dillon Davis rounded out the top five finishers.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR racing will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 17 with the Bojangles NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

The six-race card will be headlined by twin 75-lap races for the Late Model competitors.

Also included that night are a 50-lap Limited Sportsman race, twin 15-lap races for the Pure Stock and a 15-lap race for the Hornets.

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