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South Boston Speedway continues to produce competitive racing / June 18, 2019

South Boston Speedway continues to produce competitive racing in its feature division, although national championship contender Philip Morris was again not on the scene.

Morris and Peyton Sellers entered the night tied for the lead in the NASCAR late model national title hunt. Sellers had issues and finished seventh, but it’s too early to really assess just how damaging this night will be to his title hopes.

Sellers won’t win the national title with too many nights like this one.

Thaxton won the late model race, and gained ground on Sellers in the hunt for the SBS title. Thaxton started well back of the leaders and also earned valuable passing points.

He had blown his primary motor and went to a backup piece.

Thaxton now has to wait and see which motor produces over the long haul in this short track competition.

Trey Crews finished second, 1.429 seconds behind Thaxton. “We had an awesome car, just running hard. Peyton … run us hard, and got by us on the restart,” said Crews. The two veterans later got together in what Crews called, ‘good, hard racing’.

Crews emerged out of the three-wide racing and managed to get a second place effort with a beaten-up race car.

Thomas Scott worked hard and came from the rear. He used up too much of his race machine to end up third.

He said afterwards that he had to drive his guts out to finish third.

“We’re getting better. I’ve got a good piece, we’re getting it dialed in,” said Scott.

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