Division title battle now a close chase with trio of drivers | Racing

The battle for the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Automobile Pieces Weekly Sequence Late Design Inventory Car or truck Division championship is taking on a new depth.

What had been a considerably relaxed points lead for Layne Riggs has dwindled, and the championship chase has suddenly turn out to be a shut contest amid a few drivers.

Riggs was included in an incident in the 200-lap race on July 2 and was left with a 23rd-spot finish. Jacob Borst, who was next in the stage standings, finished next in the race. Defending NASCAR Progress Automobile Areas Weekly Series nationwide champion and defending South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers concluded 3rd in the race. Borst received 21 points on Riggs and Sellers gained 20 factors on the division points chief in the July 2 event.

Heading into the twin 50-lap NASCAR Advance Automobile Areas Weekly Collection Late Model Inventory Motor vehicle Division races that will headline the Billy’s A/C Provider Night party on Saturday night time at South Boston Speedway, Riggs holds a slim 6-stage lead around Borst and a slim eight-point margin in excess of Sellers.

When the benefits of the July 2 function tremendously benefitted each Borst and Sellers, it was Sellers who reaped the most advantage. Sellers was in the hunt for the keep track of championship but was relatively at the edge of the title photo. Now, the two-time NASCAR national champion and 6-time South Boston Speedway champion is squarely in rivalry for the title together with Borst.

“We sort of reset a minor bit,” Sellers remarked. “I experienced a undesirable race the first occasion of the calendar year and got wrecked off of Turn Two. That was our mulligan. He (Riggs) used his mulligan July 2. You throw Jacob (Borst) in the mix and he’s doggone good far too. It (the championship chase) will be intriguing these past few races.”

Sellers has had sturdy showings in his previous 3 commences at South Boston Speedway, with a pair of 2nd-spot finishes and a third-put end in the July 2 occasion. Borst has finished in the major a few in three of his past four starts, one particular of which was a earn. Riggs has received two of his previous four starts off at South Boston Speedway.

With four function evenings, 3 of which will be twin-race functions, and a full of seven races remaining in South Boston Speedway’s factors time, there is a lot of opportunity for a lot to happen in advance of the season ends.

Six races are on the card for the July 16 Billy’s A/C Support Evening occasion at South Boston Speedway. Twin 50-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Auto Pieces Weekly Collection Late Design Stock Automobile Division will highlight the night’s action. Saturday night’s racing motion will also include things like a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Restricted Sportsman Division, twin 15-lap races for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia Point out Police Warmth Hornets Division.

Grandstand gates will open up at 5:30 p.m., qualifying commences at 6 p.m. and the to start with race of the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Progress grownup general admission tickets for the occasion are priced at $10 each individual and may perhaps be procured on-line on South Boston Speedway’s web-site, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by way of Friday evening, July 15. Advance tickets might also be acquired by contacting the speedway office environment at 434-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 for the duration of normal small business several hours.

Tickets at the gate on race night will be $15 each. Seniors ages 65 and older, armed service, health care personnel, and learners (with ID) can order tickets for $10 each and every at the gate on race night time.

Chandler is the director of general public relations at South Boston Speedway.