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Peyton Sellers Wins First Late Model Race At South Boston

Peyton Sellers took home the win in the first of two Late Model Stock races at South Boston Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Brandon White

Peyton Sellers kicked off Saturday’s Late Model Stock action at South Boston Speedway on Saturday afternoon by winning the first of two 75-lap features.

Sellers was unsure if a victory would be possible after initially struggling to get a grip on his car but he credited H.C. Sellers and his crew for making the right adjustments ahead of the first race.

“I struggled in practice,” Sellers said. “Mike Looney showed up and he, Stuart Crews and a bunch of guys turned on some good laps in practice. We changed a few front springs and made some wholesale changes there. It was a pitch perfect [first] race for us.”

After starting in fifth, Sellers quickly worked his way to the front of the field before passing polesitter Stuart Crews for the lead only 12 laps in.

Sellers would not face another challenge for the rest of the feature and cruised to another victory at South Boston.

Jacob Borst believed that he could have caught Sellers if more time was at his disposal but he was content with finishing second against one of the best drivers in South Boston’s long history.

“[Peyton] pulled away from us during the first few laps of a run,” Borst said. “We both kind of evened out after that and just rode around. Peyton’s been racing here a long time so it feels good just to be close to him.”

Sellers’ victory on Saturday was his third in four races at South Boston this year. He previously swept both 75-lap Late Model Stock events during the track’s season-opener on March 20.

South Boston Race No. 1 Results:

1. Peyton Sellers
2. Jacob Borst
3. Mike Looney
4. Chris Johnson
5. Stuart Crews
6. Terry Dease
7. Camden Gullie
8. Mark Wertz
9. Eddie Johnson
10. Chris Elliott
11. Carter Langley
12. Jason Barnes
13. Raymond Pittman
14. Aaron Donnelly

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Brandon White graduated from the University of North Carolina pursuing a career in journalism. Prior to joining Short Track Scene, he worked with the CARS Tour and at Race22. He predominantly covers the CARS Tour as well as other races throughout the year.

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