Deiny, McCaskill hope to snap Sellers' five race win streak
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Buckle up! The racing action Saturday night at South Boston Speedway should be something special.
America's Hometown Track will return to action Saturday night, Sept. 17 for the running of the Champions Night race program. Divisional winners will be officially crowned in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division, the Limited Sportsman Division and the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.
Highlighting the night of racing, which will get underway at 7 p.m., will be a 150-lap shootout for the drivers in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.
Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. has already clinched the Late Model title at South Boston, but his sights are now set on locking up the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I crown and the NASCAR national title as well. Heading into the weekend, Sellers is the frontrunner for both of those championships.
Sellers, however, will have his hands full as a star-studded field is expected to be on hand. Sellers has reeled off five consecutive victories on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval and he owns 12 overall triumphs for the season at South Boston Speedway.
The five straight wins by Sellers has upped the current bounty on the Late Model title leader to $1,500. Therefore, any driver, other than Sellers, who posts a win Saturday night would collect a winner's share of $4,500. Sellers could earn the bounty money if he opted to start from the rear of the field and battle through to secure a win.
In addition to the normal strong field of drivers who compete weekly at South Boston Speedway, Frank Deiny, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va. and Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. have said they will be on hand to try and claim the bounty money Saturday night. McCaskill has already posted a pair of triumphs on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval this season.
Other drivers who have been to Victory Lane in the Late Model Stock Car ranks this season who are expected to be on hand and include Drew Herring of Benson, N.C., Scott Worley of Long Island, Va., Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. and Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C.
Justin Snow of Danville, Va. heads into the Limited Sportsman race Saturday night with a 14-point lead over Jonathan Bailey in the chase for that division's championship.
In the Pure Stock Division, Joey Throckmorton owns a 14-point lead over second-place Nick Igdalsky in the battle for a track championship, while Lee Anderson sits in third place, just two points behind Igdalsky.
Other events slated Saturday night include races for the touring INEX Legends Series and the touring Legendary Flathead Series.
Pit gates will open Sept. 17 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. and qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 5 p.m. as well.
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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