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Peyton Sellers back to Victory Lane at South Boston

It took five races but Peyton Sellers finally broke through in Late Model Stock competition at South Boston Speedway but Kyle Dudley really made him work for it.

It also took the entirety of that fifth race, the first of a pair of Twin 75s, for the Sellers Racing No. 26 to find a way around Dudley. The six-time SoBo champion got there around 20 laps to go but couldn’t make the winning pass until inside nine to go.

Dudley made himself awfully wide, diligently protecting the bottom, so Sellers simply drove around and passed to the outside. But there was contact earlier, Sellers having no choice given the lanes available, so Dudley responded in kind.

That was career win No. 54 at the Southern Virginia bullring for the two-time NASCAR Weekly Series National Champion and it was also the fifth win across five feature races at South Boston.

“We’re working away on it each week for sure,” said Sellers of a new chassis that has given him fits this spring. “These guys are good. It’s been a really tough road getting to this point.”

Dudley went to Victory Lane to shake Sellers hand after their hard battle.

“We’ll take it,” he said of this runner-up. “I built tight in the middle and free off. I feel like we kept catching lap cars in the wrong place but that’s racing. I know Peyton’s been working really hard.”

Sellers said his brother and crew chief HC Sellers ultimately suggested going the long way around.

“I knew he was going to protect the bottom so that left the long way around up top,” he said. “I knew he was getting free and if I got around him, it would tighten him up and he would get behind me. I caught him and HC was like, you’re going to have to go around him on the top side. It clicked. Give him the credit for that. We have to make it better for the second one though.”

There is another 75 lapper later in the night.

“The car just got tight and couldn’t get it turning through the center,” he said. “Once they got fighting, if I had some drive off, I would have been right there with them.”

Twin 75 No. 1

  1. Peyton Sellers
  2. Kyle Dudley
  3. Carter Langley
  4. Mike Looney
  5. Davey Callihan
  6. Jacob Borst
  7. Josh Dickens
  8. Blake Stallings
  9. Austin Thaxton
  10. Stacy Puryear
  11. Craig Moore
  12. Toby Layne
  13. Jessica Cann
  14. Raymon Pittman
  15. Ryan Wilson

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He also has extensive experience covering NASCAR, IndyCar and Dirt Sprint Cars.

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