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Results> 2005 Results Archive > September 17, 2005

Herring earns Late Model Stock Car Division win: Sellers Secures Needed Points to win NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series National Title

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Peyton Sellers knew what he had to do. And, he did it.

Sellers, who lives in Danville, Va., was aware heading into Saturday night's 150-lap race for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division that a third place finish or better in the event would lock up the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series national championship.

Sellers had already clinched the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division crown at South Boston Speedway as well as the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I crown prior to Saturday's featured attraction of the Champions Night race program.

Despite starting 11th in the 28-car field and not advancing into the top 10 during the opening half of the event, Sellers roared through the pack in the late stages of the race to gain a third-place finish and secured the needed points to lock up the national championship pending NASCAR's official announcement next week.

"This is definitely a big stepping stone right here for us," Sellers said after the victory. "It's every kid's dream to one day be a driver in the [NASCAR] Nextel Cup Series. I think this may be the first step to fulfilling that dream."

Sellers capped off the NASCAR points season with 12 victories at America's Hometown Track and 15 overall triumphs for the 2005 campaign.

"I grew up watching drivers like David Blankenship, Barry Beggarly and Maurice Hill compete," Sellers said. "We came out this year and competed with the likes of them and we showed that we can compete with the great drivers. This year's results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of this race team."

While Sellers was basking in the national limelight under a full moon at South Boston Speedway, Drew Herring of Benson, N.C., the runner-up in the Late Model title chase this season at the four-tenths mile oval, was collecting a hard-fought victory after starting from the third spot in the field. The win, Herring's fifth of the season, was worth a total of $4,500 for Herring, $1,500 of which came from a bounty to snap a five-race win streak by Sellers.

Herring inherited the lead following the sixth and final caution period of the race on lap 140. Pole position winner David Triplett, Jr. of Durham, N.C. led the opening 140 circuits before he got collected in a mishap that began when the lapped cars of Richard Storm and Tim Pinion went spinning in turn one. That moved Herring to the lead and Sellers into the critical third-place position.

"I really hated what happened to [Triplett]," Sellers said. "It worked out good for us, but he was running strong and running a good race. He didn't deserve to go home with a tore up racecar. I would have rather him collected that [bounty] money than anyone."

Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. finished second for the event, while Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va. scored a fourth-place run and was followed in the top five by Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. in the fifth slot.

Jon Denning placed sixth for the night, while Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. managed a seventh place run and was followed by Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. in the eighth position.

Rounding out the top 10 drivers in the field was Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. in ninth and Ryan Rhodes of Sanford, N.C. in the 10th slot.

After methodically making his way through the field, Sellers jumped into the top five on lap 128 with a pass of Ramsey. He then motored into the fourth slot by getting past Butler four circuits later.

Barkhouse Late Model
POS # DRIVER
1 3 Drew Herring
2 7 Jonathan Cash
3 26 Peyton Sellers
4 29 Brandon Butler
5 51 Wayne  Ramsey
6 46 Jon Denning
7 74 Ronald Hill
8 81 Justin Johnson
9 14 Rodney Cook
10 83 Ryan Rhodes
11 02 Terri Williams
12 91 David Quackenbush
13 48 Scott Turlington
14 27 Mike Chambers
15 42 Tim Pinion
16 07 Richard Storm
17 00 David Triplett
18 2 Owen Miller
19 4 Frank Deiny, Jr.
20 19 Jason Dickerson
21 08 Deac McCaskill
22 50 Jamey Caudill
23 41 Rusty Skewes
24 55 Clay Campbell
25 36 Junior Hargrave
26 25 Terry  King
27 13 Stephanie Brooks
28 8 Josh Oakley

 

   

Barnes picks up first Limited Sportsman win of year; Snow motors mangled car to division points crown

Charles Barnes of Chase City, Va. began from the pole position when the 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race finally went under the green flag on the third attempt to start the event and wound up rolling to his first triumph of the season.

Justin Snow, who was involved in several incidents on the track during the race, posted a 12th-place finish, which was good enough to lock up a very tight divisional points championship.

Jonathan Bailey of Keysville, Va. finished eighth and wound up six points behind Snow in the unofficial final points tally for the division. The two drivers were involved in a wreck on the first attempt to get a green flag start after Snow started from the pole position and Bailey began from the outside spot on the front row.

Brian Cole of Roxboro, N.C. motored to a season-best second-place finish in the 16-car field and was followed in the top five by Timmy Langford of Amelia, Va. in third place, Danny Willis, Jr. of Cluster Springs, Va. in the fourth spot and Billy Myers of Hurt, Va. in fifth.

Wayne Roach of Chatham, Va. secured a sixth-place run in the race, while Jeremy Ratliff of South Boston, Va. was seventh.

Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. finished ninth, one spot behind Bailey, while Tiffany Daniels rounded out the top 10 drivers in the field.

Limited Sportsman
POS # DRIVER
1 64 Charles  Barnes
2 10 Brian  Cole
3 55 Timmy Langford
4 23 Danny Willis, Jr
5 05 Billy Myers
6 71 Wayne Roach
7 1 Jeremy Ratliff
8 89 Jonathan Bailey
9 9 Bruce Anderson
10 14 Tiffany Daniels
11 30 Timmy Hogan
12 7 Justin Snow
13 07 Matt  Lofton
14 51 Jason Pittman
15 2 Tommy  Peregory
16 33 Andrew Perry
17 81 Ryan Francisco
   

Scott Phillips gains Pure Stock victory; Joey Throckmorton clinches division points crown

Scott Phillips of Roxboro, N.C. took the checkered flag, but it was Joey Throckmorton of Scottsburg, Va. who collected the big prize.

Phillips swiped the lead from Chris Crosby of Scottsburg, Va. on the ninth lap and held on the rest of the way to claim his second straight victory in the 30-lap race for the Virginia Army National Guard Pure Stock Division.

While Phillips was grabbing a win, Throckmorton, who finished eighth in the 14-car field, was celebrating the division's point championship.

Throckmorton wound up edging Nick Igdalsky of South Boston, Va., who finished fifth in the event, by eight points in the final unofficial points tally.

Chris Crosby finished second in the final rundown, while Chuck Watkins of Stem, N.C. was third and followed in the fourth spot by Brandon Baker of Durham, N.C.

Pure Stock
POS # DRIVER
1 1 SCOTT PHILLIPS
2 9 CHRIS CROSBY
3 19 CHUCK WATKINS
4 29 BRANDON BAKER
5 92 COURTNEY CROSBY
6 69 LEE ANDERSON
7 11 JOEY THROCKMORTON
8 84 QUAIN MOORE
9 91 JOEY CONNER
10 8 WILLIAM RIDGEWAY
11 21 RODNEY PENNINGTON
12 83 CHRIS SEAY
13 00 STEPHEN TRICKEY
14 6 NICK IGDALSKY
   

Gregory claims victory in Legendary Flatheads race

Johnny Gregory of Rural Hall, N.C. claimed a victory in the 20-lap race for the touring Legendary Flathead Series.

Bill Blair of Thomasville, N.C. placed second in the eight-car field and was followed in the top four by Steve Gourley of Winston-Salem, N.C. in third place and Carlton Pugh of Gretna, Va. in the fourth-place position.

Legendary Flatheads
POS # DRIVER
1 12 JOHNNY GREGORY
2 2 BILL BLAIR
3 21 STEVE GOURLEY
4 55 CARLTON PUGH
5 0 JOHNNY HANDY
6 9 TOM CORNS
7 8 BOBBY APPLE
   

Cameron Patrick scores INEX Legends triumph

Cameron Patrick swiped the lead on lap three and held on the rest of the way to win a 15-lap race for the touring INEX Legends Series.

Brad Arthur finished second in the five-car field and was followed in the third position by Marty Mattox.

INEX Legends
POS # DRIVER
1 20 CAMERON PATRICK
2 22 BRAD ARTHUR
3 23 MARTY MATTOX
4 29 MELINDA BEAR
5 87 JAMES PHIPPS
 

 


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