$500 bounty placed on 10-time winner Sellers Saturday night
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — After recording three wins in a row, Peyton Sellers will have a $500 bounty placed on him Saturday night when the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division competitors hit the track.
The Late Model race will be the featured attraction of the Cherokee Tobacco Night race program.
Any driver other than Sellers that claims the victory will receive the normal purse, of $3000, plus an additional $500. Sellers could also claim the bounty if he chose to start from the rear of the field and posted a win.
Sellers has won three consecutive events and owns 10 overall NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series victories this season at America's Hometown Track. He currently leads the division's point battle, but Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. is still within striking range in second place.
Owen Miller of Emporia, Va., who finished second last week at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, is currently third in the Late Model title chase, while Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. and Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. round out the top five.
All of those competitors and many more of the best Late Model drivers in the area are expected to be on hand Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.
The Limited Sportsman Division drivers will also hit the asphalt Saturday night for action. Justin Snow of Danville, Va. leads the chase for the division championship, but only by 12 points over Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va., who returned to Victory Lane last weekend at the four-tenths mile oval.
Tommy Peregoy, Charles Barnes and Bruce Anderson round out the top five drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division standings.
Rounding out the Cherokee Tobacco Night race program Saturday will be events for the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring Virginia-Carolina Ford Focus Series.
Pit gates will open Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. for qualifying time trials and the green flag will fly at 7 p.m.
Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.
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