Peyton Sellers roars from 10th-place starting spot to claim 12th win of year at SoBo and lock up track title
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. -- Things looked pretty bleak for Peyton Sellers at the end of qualifying for the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division 150-lap race Saturday night at South Boston, Va.
The Danville, Va. driver found himself beginning the featured attraction of the GCR presents Comet Football Night race program 10th in a star-studded 27-car field.
When Sellers worked his way around race leader Ronald Hill of Rougemont, N.C. on lap 137 following the seventh and final caution period of the event, however, he had grabbed first place, a spot he would not relinquish.
Sellers proceeded to motor to his 12th victory of the season at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval and his 15th overall triumph for the 2005 campaign. The win clinched the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Division Track Championship at South Boston Speedway. The win also gave him an insurmountable cushion in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division I and national championship point standings.
Hill, whose last victory came in 2003 at Orange County Speedway, secured second place, while Drew Herring of Benson, N.C. placed third.
David Quackenbush of Lorton, Va. was fourth in the race and was followed in the top five by Brandon Butler of Petersburg, Va.
Rodney Cook of Reidsville, N.C. surged from a 16th starting slot in the event to manage a sixth-place run, while pole sitter Wayne Ramsey of Amherst, Va. finished seventh. Ramsey was involved in an earlier incident on the track and had to battle from 27th place to land in the top 10.
Owen Miller of Emporia, Va. posted an eighth-place run for the night, while Jon Denning of Springfield, N.J. was ninth and Terri Williams of Emporia, Va. placed 10th.
Outside pole sitter Jonathan Cash of Oxford, N.C. and Jason Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va., who started fourth, saw their night end early due to on track woes.