Defending South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers sped past teenage rookie Daniel Silvestri with 53 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Easter Bunny 100 at South Boston Speedway.
Saturday night’s win in the caution-free race was the second of the season for the former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion from Danville, Virginia.
Silvestri, driving a car co-owned by NASCAR notable Jeb Burton and H. C. Sellers trailed by 2.498 seconds at the finish. The race was Silvestri’s third outing in a Late Model Stock Car. He had competed in twin 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway on March 30.
Mike Looney finished third, holding off former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam and defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris in a battle for third place over the closing laps.
The race featured two lead changes among Sellers and Silvestri, with Sellers leading twice for a total of 86 laps and Silvestri leading once for 14 laps.
Sellers averaged 91.168 mph in winning the race that took 26 minutes and 19 seconds to complete.
Results have not been provided as of press time