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Sellers squeezes out win at SBS

SoVaNow.com / July 01, 2019
Peyton Sellers squeezed past Lee Pulliam and Trey Crews with 15 laps to go and withstood a late charge from Pulliam to win Saturday night’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented By Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort NASCAR Whelen Late Model 200 at South Boston Speedway.

Sellers earned $10,000 for winning the first race of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown, a three-race series that also includes the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway in late July and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in October. The three drivers with the best average finish in the three races earns prize money from the $10,000 Virginia Late Model Triple Crown bonus.

This marked the second year in a row Sellers has won South Boston Speedway’s premier NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race. Saturday night’s victory was the fourth of the season for Sellers at South Boston Speedway.

Crews started third on the race’s final restart, but darted to the inside in turn two to make a run at Sellers and Pulliam, creating a three-wide situation. Sellers surged into the lead with Crews taking second and Pulliam being shuffled back to third place. Pulliam got past Crews for second place with eight laps to go and set sail after Sellers.

Pullman closed the gap quickly, but came up two car lengths or .157-second short of earning a seventh career victory in South Boston Speedway’s annual 200-lap NASCAR Late Model race.

Mike Looney finished fourth and Corey Heim rounded out the top five. Brandon Pierce, Timothy Peters, Tyler Hughes, Thomas Scott and Mike Jones rounded out the top ten.

There were four lead changes among five drivers, with Sellers leading only once in the race, that for the final 15 circuits.

Philip Morris won the pole and led the first 72 laps, but was sidelined in a crash on lap 111 after contact with Sellers as he, Sellers and Looney were battling for fifth place following the restart after the race’s halfway break. He finished 23rd in the 31-car field.



Winslow Captures First Career SBS Limited Sportsman Win

Eric Winslow scored a landmark victory Saturday night, capturing his first career win in South Boston Speedway’s NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division in Saturday night’s 75-lap Limited Sportsman Division race.

Jacob Borst took the runner-up spot, with Danny Willis Jr., Landon Pembelton and Jason Myers rounding out the top five.

Borst and Willis raced their way back up through the field after having to start at the back of the pack as the result of an incident involving the two drivers on lap 49.



Layne Takes Pure Stock Win

Johnny Layne made his only appearance of the season at South Boston Speedway in Saturday night’s 40-lap Pure Stock Division, and made it count.

The former South Boston Speedway Pure Stock Division champion started on the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win. The win marked the first time Layne has won the season’s biggest race for the division.

Randy Hupp finished second, trailing Layne by .836-second at the finish. Jordan Pickrel, Justin Dawson and Bruce Mayo rounded out the top five.



Jared Dawson Scores First Hornets Victory

Saturday night was a big night for Jared Dawson as he scored his first career win in the 20-lap race for the Hornets Division.

Dawson started on the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win in the caution-free race.

Aaron Cash, Josh Dawson, Kevin Currin and Andrea Ruotolo-Sarnataro completed the top five.



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