May 25, 2022

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Peyton Sellers begins drive for seventh South Boston title Saturday




Peyton Sellers watches the action on the keep track of though having a break in exercise for the duration of a person of previous season’s NASCAR Advance Auto Pieces Weekly Series gatherings at South Boston Speedway. (Joe Chandler/South Boston)

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Peyton Sellers’ travel for a file-tying seventh South Boston Speedway NASCAR track championship begins Saturday afternoon, March 19, when the speedway kicks off its 65th anniversary racing period with the Danville Toyota 2022 period opener racing program.

If Sellers can win the 2022 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Progress Vehicle Areas Weekly Collection Late Product Inventory Motor vehicle division title he will tie David Blankenship of Mosely, Virginia, for the most career South Boston Speedway NASCAR keep track of championships with 7 championships.

The Danville, Virginia, resident says it would be an honor to tie Blankenship’s history, but his speedy target is on profitable races.

“I’m just focused on functioning properly and winning races,” Sellers pointed out, “but to be up there with David Blankenship would be a big feather in my cap because in my eyes I will never ever be the driver he is. He was a man I grew up looking at. I was like ‘Man, that guy is sleek as silk.’

“We’ve just been in a position to do this for a prolonged time and put jointly some truly excellent success,” Sellers continued. “Myself, H.C. (Sellers’ brother and crew main H.C. Sellers) and a great deal of the fellas at Sellers Racing have place in a good deal of days right here at this racetrack. We’re just heading to give it all we have acquired and see what comes about.”

Sellers enters the 2022 season as the defending NASCAR Progress Automobile Components Weekly Collection nationwide champion, the defending Virginia condition winner and defending South Boston Speedway champion. He has gained the final 4 South Boston Speedway NASCAR keep track of championships.

Profitable 9 of 17 begins, submitting a dozen prime-5 finishes and foremost the most laps last period at South Boston Speedway gives Sellers self esteem getting into the 2022 time, but he is not having anything at all for granted.

“There are generally some youthful guns coming in that give us a suit yr in and yr out and there is constantly a new obstacle every calendar year,” Sellers mentioned. “We do not just take something for granted. We operate just as hard nowadays as we did three a long time ago, if not harder because we place more stress on ourselves to come back even more robust the up coming yr.”

“It would have been pretty simple to sit idle all winter and just kind of fluff and buff our automobiles and appear back again this calendar year and assume we sort of experienced the bull by the horns. We bought one of our cars, built a new automobile, and we’re making an attempt some unique things hoping to get to where we want to be.

“Last year we retained the very same two automobiles we experienced and just made our notebook and worked to make them much better,” he continued. “This calendar year we felt like there was some greater items out there that we could do to make our cars a minimal much better. We have the identical motor mix, the very same things for the most section, and are just hoping to fantastic-tune it a minor little bit better. H.C. doesn’t sleep a great deal at night for considering about these cars and trucks. We’re regularly attempting to get superior.”

Saturday afternoon’s Danville Toyota 2022 season opener racing application will be headlined by twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Vehicle Components Weekly Series Late Model Stock Auto division. Sellers would like absolutely nothing additional than to sweep Saturday’s Late Product Inventory Auto division twinbill as his sponsor, Danville Toyota, is sponsoring South Boston Speedway’s season opening NASCAR racing celebration.

“It would be extremely particular to be in Victory Lane for the Danville Toyota race,” reported Sellers. “Danville Toyota has been with us a extended time and there is absolutely nothing superior than successful when they sponsor the race. They have been a good supporter of South Boston Speedway as perfectly. I feel incredibly fortuitous to have them as a sponsor. It would be excellent to get a win.”

In addition to the twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Auto Elements Weekly Sequence Late Model Inventory Car Division competition, Saturday afternoon’s 5-race card involves a 65-lap race for the Budweiser Constrained Sportsman division, a 30-lap race for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory division and a 15-lap race for the Hornets division.

Grandstand gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Qualifying starts at 1 p.m. and the initially race of the working day will get the eco-friendly flag at 2 p.m.

Advance adult standard admission tickets for the event are priced at $10 each individual furthermore a $1.50 processing fee and may be acquired on the web on South Boston Speedway’s site, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by means of Friday evening, March 18.

Adult standard admission tickets on-line and at the gate on race day are priced at $15 each. Young children ages 12 and under will be admitted absolutely free when accompanied by a spending grownup.