Battle for division title a close contest among trio of drivers at SBS | Auto Racing

The battle for the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Vehicle Components Weekly Sequence Late Model Stock Motor vehicle Division championship is taking on a new intensity.

What had been a fairly comfortable points guide for Layne Riggs has dwindled, and the championship chase has all of a sudden develop into a near contest among the a few motorists.

Riggs was associated in an incident in the 200-lap race on July 2 and was still left with a 23rd-spot finish. Jacob Borst, who was next in the level standings, completed second in the race. Defending NASCAR Advance Auto Elements Weekly Collection nationwide winner and defending South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers, of Danville, concluded 3rd in the race. Borst attained 21 points on Riggs and Sellers attained 20 factors on the division details chief in the July 2 occasion.

Heading into the twin 50-lap NASCAR Progress Auto Areas Weekly Series Late Product Inventory Auto Division races that will headline the Billy’s A/C Provider Night time celebration on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, Riggs holds a slim 6-stage direct in excess of Borst and a slim eight-position margin about Sellers.

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When the results of the July 2 function considerably benefited each Borst and Sellers, it was Sellers that reaped the most advantage. Sellers was in the hunt for the observe championship but was somewhat at the edge of the title picture. Now, the two-time NASCAR nationwide winner and 6-time South Boston Speedway winner is squarely in rivalry for the title along with Borst.

“We type of reset a tiny little bit,” Sellers remarked. “I experienced a negative race the to start with party of the calendar year and bought wrecked off of Turn Two. That was our mulligan. He [Riggs] employed his mulligan July 2. You throw Jacob [Borst] in the mix and he’s doggone great far too. It [the championship chase] will be interesting these past couple of races.”

Sellers has had potent showings in his past three commences at South Boston Speedway with a pair of next-location finishes and a third-location finish in the July 2 party. Borst has completed in the leading 3 in three of his last four commences, just one of which was a acquire. Riggs has gained two of his past 4 commences at South Boston Speedway.

With 4 occasion evenings, a few of which will be twin-race gatherings, and a total of seven races remaining in South Boston Speedway’s details season, there is lots of chance for a ton to occur just before the period finishes.

Six races are on the card Saturday. Twin 50-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Auto Components Weekly Sequence Late Model Inventory Vehicle Division will emphasize the night’s motion. Saturday night’s racing motion will also include a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Confined Sportsman Division, twin 15-lap races for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia Condition Police Heat Hornets Division.

Grandstand gates will open up at 5:30 p.m., qualifying begins at 6 p.m. and the 1st race of the night will get the environmentally friendly flag at 7 p.m.

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Chandler is the director, of public relations for South Boston Speedway.