SOUTH BOSTON, VA – With only five races left in the 2016 season at South Boston, Peyton Sellers sits 75 points behind Matt Bowling in the race for the title at the historic 4/10ths mile southern Virginia race track coming into the Pro All-Star Series South Super Late Model/Whelen All-American Series tripleheader.
With two races in the NWAAS, Sellers knows he has to take advantage of every opportunity, including gaining points via passing points as Sellers will start from the back of the pack for both races but will also be running the PASS South Super Late Model race, his first start in a PASS race.
“The PASS Series has been coming to South Boston for years, and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it,” Sellers said. “It’s a good opportunity, the stuff we are driving tonight is top notch. I think we have a real shot to win the race tonight.”
On the NWAAS side of things, Sellers admits his car is not quite up to form yet.
“We still have some work left to do on the Late Model to get up there and compete at the level of our PASS car.”
With a heat index of around 100°, Sellers knows keeping his body hydrated is important to his success. Sellers is taking in a heavy amount of fluid but not all of it is what you would usually consider a “sports drink.”
“I know I need a lot of electrolytes in my system, so packing the Gatorade down and drinking Pedialyte, since it has more electrolytes,” Sellers explained. “It gets your body back to the way it needs to be in order to do what the team and I want to do tonight, which is hopefully go out and close the gap between me and Matt Bowling and maybe win the PASS race tonight.”
Despite having the 10th best time in practice, Sellers will start 18th in the first NWAAS 75-lapper, in hopes to gain the aforementioned passing points.
“I’m trying to chase down Matt tonight and I know my best shot is to start at the back and use the passing points to my advantage.”