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Sellers Begins Chase for Record-Tying Seventh Title in Saturday Season-Opener at South Boston Speedway

Peyton Sellers’ push for a history-tying seventh South Boston. Speedway NASCAR keep track of championship starts Saturday afternoon, March 19, when the speedway kicks off its 65th anniversary racing year with the Danville Toyota 2022 Year-Opener racing application.

If Sellers can acquire the 2022 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Progress Vehicle Components Weekly Series Late Design Inventory Motor vehicle Division title he will tie David Blankenship of Mosely, Virginia for the most career South Boston Speedway NASCAR track championships with seven championships.

The Danville, Virginia resident suggests it would be an honor to tie Blankenship’s document, but his immediate aim is on successful races.

“I’m just targeted on jogging effectively and profitable races,” Sellers pointed out, “but to be up there with David Blankenship would be a large feather in my cap mainly because in my eyes I will never be the driver he is. He was a man I grew up observing. I was like ‘Man, that man is smooth as silk.”

“We’ve just been equipped to do this for a extensive time and place collectively some seriously very good success,” Sellers continued. “Myself, H.C. (Sellers’ brother and crew main H.C. Sellers) and a lot of the fellas at Sellers Racing have set in a lot of times in this article at this racetrack. We’re just likely to give it all we’ve acquired and see what occurs.”

Sellers enters the 2022 year as the defending NASCAR Advance Automobile Sections Weekly Sequence national winner, the defending Virginia point out champion and defending South Boston Speedway champion. He has gained the past 4 South Boston Speedway NASCAR keep track of championships.

Profitable nine of 17 commences, posting a dozen Top rated-5 finishes and foremost the most laps previous period at South Boston Speedway gives Sellers self confidence coming into the 2022 time, but he isn’t taking something for granted.

“There are constantly some young guns coming in that give us a match yr-in and 12 months-out and there is constantly a new problem every single 12 months,” Sellers explained. “We really don’t acquire anything at all for granted. We get the job done just as tricky currently as we did three many years in the past, if not harder because we set extra stress on ourselves to arrive back even stronger the future year.”

It would have been pretty simple to sit idle all winter and just type of fluff and buff our autos and occur back again this yr and think we variety of had the bull by the horns. We sold 1 of our automobiles, built a new car or truck, and we’re seeking some distinctive things trying to get to where by we want to be.

“Last calendar year we retained the very same two cars we had and just designed our notebook and worked to make them better,” he continued. “This yr we felt like there was some superior things out there that we could do to make our automobiles a very little improved. We have the similar motor blend, the very same things for the most aspect, and are just striving to good-tune it a small little bit better. H.C. does not snooze a great deal at evening for thinking about these cars and trucks. We’re regularly trying to get greater.”

Saturday afternoon’s Danville Toyota 2022 Time-Opener racing application will be headlined by twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Vehicle Areas Weekly Collection Late Product Inventory Car Division. Sellers would like practically nothing additional than to sweep Saturday’s Late Design Stock Automobile Division twinbill as his sponsor, Danville Toyota, is sponsoring South Boston Speedway’s year-opening NASCAR racing event.

“It would be very distinctive to be in Victory Lane for the Danville Toyota race,” stated Sellers. “Danville Toyota has been with us a extensive time and there is very little far better than profitable when they sponsor the race. They have been a good supporter of South Boston Speedway as very well. I really feel incredibly fortunate to have them as a sponsor. It would be great to get a win.”

In addition to the twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Automobile Sections Weekly Collection Late Design Inventory Car or truck Division competitors, 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 up 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.

Progress grownup standard admission tickets for the party are priced at $10 each and every moreover a $1.50 processing payment and might be purchased on the web on South Boston Speedway’s web-site, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by way of Friday night time, March 18.

Grownup normal admission tickets on line and at the gate on race working day are priced at $15 every. Children ages 12 and less than will be admitted cost-free when accompanied by a spending adult.

The newest information and updates from South Boston Speedway are offered on the speedway’s site, southbostonspeedway.com, and as a result of the track’s social media channels. Info may also be attained by phoning the speedway at 434-572-4947 or toll no cost at 1-877-440-1540 during typical company hrs.

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