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Sellers begins chase for record-tying seventh title in Saturday season-opener at South Boston Speedway | Sports

SOUTH BOSTON — Peyton Sellers’ drive for a record-tying seventh South Boston. Speedway NASCAR monitor championship starts Saturday afternoon, March 19, when the speedway kicks off its 65th anniversary racing period with the Danville Toyota 2022 Season-Opener racing application.

If Sellers can acquire the 2022 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Vehicle Parts Weekly Collection Late Design Inventory Car Division title he will tie David Blankenship of Mosely for the most job South Boston Speedway NASCAR monitor championships with seven championships.

The Danville resident claims it would be an honor to tie Blankenship’s record, but his rapid aim is on successful races.

“I’m just targeted on running well and winning races,” Sellers pointed out, “but to be up there with David Blankenship would be a large feather in my cap for the reason that in my eyes I will hardly ever be the driver he is. He was a person I grew up seeing. I was like ‘Man, that man is sleek as silk.”

“We’ve just been ready to do this for a long time and put alongside one another some seriously great benefits,” Sellers continued. “Myself, H.C. (Sellers’ brother and crew main H.C. Sellers) and a good deal of the fellas at Sellers Racing have put in a good deal of days right here at this racetrack. We’re just heading to give it all we’ve got and see what takes place.”

Sellers enters the 2022 period as the defending NASCAR Progress Auto Pieces Weekly Collection national winner, the defending Virginia condition champion and defending South Boston Speedway champion. He has won the last four South Boston Speedway NASCAR observe championships.

Winning 9 of 17 starts, publishing a dozen Prime-5 finishes and top the most laps past season at South Boston Speedway provides Sellers self-confidence entering the 2022 period, but he is not getting anything at all for granted.

“There are usually some young guns coming in that give us a in shape calendar year-in and calendar year-out and there is constantly a new challenge each individual yr,” Sellers stated. “We really don’t acquire just about anything for granted. We get the job done just as hard now as we did a few several years back, if not more difficult since we put more force on ourselves to appear back again even more powerful the following year.”

It would have been very quick to sit idle all winter season and just form of fluff and buff our vehicles and come again this calendar year and think we type of experienced the bull by the horns. We bought just one of our autos, created a new car, and we’re making an attempt some unique factors trying to get to in which we want to be.

“Last yr we saved the exact two cars we had and just made our notebook and labored to make them much better,” he continued. “This 12 months we felt like there was some improved items out there that we could do to make our automobiles a minor superior. We have the exact motor blend, the exact stuff for the most aspect, and are just attempting to fantastic-tune it a minor little bit improved. H.C. does not snooze significantly at evening for pondering about these autos. We’re regularly trying to get improved.”

Saturday afternoon’s Danville Toyota 2022 Season-Opener racing system will be headlined by twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Automobile Elements Weekly Series Late Product Inventory Car Division. Sellers would like nothing more 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 occasion.

“It would be extremely particular to be in Victory Lane for the Danville Toyota race,” mentioned Sellers. “Danville Toyota has been with us a extensive time and there is very little better than successful when they sponsor the race. They have been a fantastic supporter of South Boston Speedway as very well. I come to feel very privileged to have them as a sponsor. It would be fantastic to get a earn.”

In addition to the twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Sequence Late Product Stock Car Division opponents, Saturday afternoon’s 5-race card involves a 65-lap race for the Budweiser Confined 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 begins at 1 p.m. and the very first race of the day will get the environmentally friendly flag at 2 p.m.

Advance adult general admission tickets for the function are priced at $10 each moreover a $1.50 processing price and may well be ordered on the net on South Boston Speedway’s web site, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by way of Friday night time, March 18.

Adult general admission tickets on the web and at the gate on race day are priced at $15 every single. Little ones ages 12 and under will be admitted absolutely free when accompanied by a paying out grownup.

The hottest information and updates from South Boston Speedway are readily available on the speedway’s site, southbostonspeedway.com, and by way of the track’s social media channels. Facts may also be obtained by phoning the speedway at 434-572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540 all through frequent organization several hours.