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Sellers wins twin features at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (Aug. 21, 2012) -- Peyton Sellers swept the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that headlined Saturday night’s Italian Delight Family Restaurant Night at the Races presented by Southside Disposal event at South Boston Speedway, virtually locking up his sixth career South Boston Speedway championship in the process.

“Honestly, anybody could have driven this car tonight,” Sellers remarked after scoring his third win in a row and his eighth win this season at South Boston Speedway. “It was on rails. The first race the car was a handful. It was loose, it was sideways, but everybody else was too. To come back and make some adjustments to the car and be so good at the end of the second race is hats off to H.C. (his brother and crew chief H.C. Sellers) and all of the guys on my team.”

The Ringgold, Virginia resident started third in the opening 75-lap race and muscled his way past leader Landon Pembelton of Amelia, Virginia on the 27th circuit to take the lead. Once in front Sellers stayed in command the rest of the way, edging runner-up Mike Looney of Catawba, Virginia by 1.185 seconds.

Pole winner Carter Langley of Zebulon, North Carolina finished third with Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina and Trey Crews of Halifax, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers in the 22-car field.

Despite having to start the second race at midfield in 11th position as a result of having won two races in a row Sellers was able to get to the front of the field just as quickly as he did in the first race.

Deftly picking up positions, Sellers worked his way around Crews on the 20th lap to take the lead. As was the case in the opener, once he got in front Sellers never relinquished the lead.

Borst took the runner-up spot in the nightcap with Crews finishing third. Pembelton finished fourth and former Halifax County, Virginia resident Chris Throckmorton of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina rounded out the top five finishers in the 20-car starting field.

The second race saw the lead change hands twice among three drivers with Sellers leading the final 56 laps. Three caution periods slowed the action.

Jason Myers Wins 50-Lap Limited Sportsman Race, Takes Third Straight Win

Jason Myers of Hurt, Virginia had not won a Limited Sportsman Division race until he swept a twin-race event at South Boston Speedway on August 7. Saturday night, he made it three wins in a row.

Myers took the win the hard way, electing to start at the rear of the 13-car field in an attempt to collect extra points toward the track’s Limited Sportsman Division title and driving to the front to score his third career victory.

“I knew we had a good car,” Myers remarked. “I also knew it was going to be tough. As you come up through the field the cars get harder and harder to pass. Luckily there was a caution that bunched us back up and I was able to pick off a few cars quickly. I got an opportunity when I needed it.”

Myers said the three wins in a row is a family milestone, and one he hopes to break.

“My dad (former South Boston Speedway Limited Sportsman Division champion Billy Myers of Hurt, Virginia) told me before I came to the track the most races he has won consecutively is three in a row,” Myers said. “I at least have tied him, now I want to try to beat him.”

He took the lead from Daniel Crews of Long Island, Virginia with 11 laps to go and held on to edge Crews by .599-second for the win. Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia finished third, Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia took fourth place and J.D. Eversole of North Chesterfield, Virginia finished fifth.

The race was a highly competitive one, with the lead changing hands three times among four drivers.

The race was slowed by two caution periods.

Scott Phillips, Nathan Crews Split Budweiser Pure Stock Division Twinbill

Scott Phillips of Halifax, Virginia broke a lengthy win drought Saturday night, starting on the pole and scoring a flag-to-flag win in the first of Saturday night’s pair of 15-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division races.

Phillips finished .394-second ahead of Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia. Division points leader Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia finished third with Johnny Layne of Halifax, Virginia and Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Crews started third in the second race, grabbed the lead on the opening lap, and scored a flag-to-flag win. The win was Crews’ 10th win in 12 starts at South Boston Speedway this season.

Mayo took the runner-up spot 2.729 seconds behind Crews in the caution-free race. Layne finished third, Dawson finished fourth and Phillips completed the top five finishers.

Josh Dawson Scores Seventh Win Of The Season In The Budweiser Hornets Division

Josh Dawson started at the rear of the field, sped past pole starter Jason DeCarlo of Chase City, Virginia to take the lead with two laps to go and held on to win Saturday night’s 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.

The win was the seventh victory for Dawson in his nine starts at South Boston Speedway this season.

DeCarlo hung on to take the runner-up spot. Former division champion Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia finished third, Steven Layne of Nathalie, Virginia finished fourth and Kendall Milam of Keeling, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the caution-free race.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

South Boston Speedway will wrap up its regular-season schedule of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series points events on Saturday night, September 4, with Danville Toyota Championship Night presented by Ad Nerds Media.

The track’s four division champions will be crowned during the event.

A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors will headline the night’s five-race program. Also slated are a 50-lap Limited Sportsman Division race, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.

In addition to races for the track’s four regular racing divisions the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club will make its second visit of the season to “America’s Hometown Track.” The Modified and Sportsman cars of the Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club will be featured in a 25-lap race.

Registration and pit gates will open at 2 p.m. Practice will begin at 3:45 p.m. and grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Qualifying begins at 6 p.m. and the first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Advance adult general admission tickets for the Danville Toyota Championship Night presented by Ad Nerds Media event are priced at $10 each and may be purchased online on South Boston Speedway’s website,, through Friday night, September 3. Adult general admission tickets online and at the gate on race day are priced at $15 each. Kids ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For the latest news and information about the speedway and its events fans and competitors are urged to visit the South Boston Speedway website and the speedway’s social media channels.

South Boston Speedway Results | Aug. 21, 2021

Late Model Stock Car No. 1 (75 Laps)

1 26 Peyton Sellers 75

2 87 Mike Looney 75

3 5 Carter Langley 75

4 25 Jacob Borst 75

5 9 Trey Crews 75

6 23 Danny Willis, Jr. 75

7 50 Raymond Pittman, III 75

8 28 Jason Barnes 75

9 63 Chris Throckmorton 75

10 0 Landon Pembleton 75

11 01 Camden Gullie 75

12 57 Eddie Johnson 75

13 82 Trey Dillard 75

14 14 Dusty Ellington 75

15 04 Mark Wertz 75

16 04 Larry Barrett 74

17 2 Chris Denny 59

18 2 Chris Elliott 53

19 29 Stuart Crews 48

20 12 Austin Thaxton 48

21 74 Ronald Hill 47

22 06 Terry Dease 10

Late Model Stock Car No. 2 (75 Laps)

1 26 Peyton Sellers 75

2 25 Jacob Borst 75

3 9 Trey Crews 75

4 0 Landon Pembleton 75

5 63 Chris Throckmorton 75

6 57 Eddie Johnson 75

7 50 Raymond Pittman, III 75

8 14 Dusty Ellington 75

9 2 Chris Elliott 75

10 04 Larry Barrett 74

11 23 Danny Willis, Jr. 74

12 29 Stuart Crews 45

13 01 Camden Gullie 44

14 74 Ronald Hill 24

15 5 Carter Langley 18

16 04 Bugs Hairfield 18

17 87 Mike Looney 17

18 2 Chris Denny 17

19 82 Trey Dillard 17

20 28 Jason Barnes 4

Limited Sportsman (50 Laps)

1 17 Jason Myers 50

2 75 Daniel Crews 50

3 58 Daniel Moss 50

4 8 Drew Dawson 50

5 98 JD Eversole 50

6 15 Ryan Joyner 50

7 38 Mark Cook 50

8 2 Kenny Daniel 50

9 12 Zach Peregoy 50

10 3 David Phelps 49

11 40 Brian Thomas 42

12 6 Brent Younger 41

13 36 Andrew Amos 10

Budweiser Pure Stock No. 1 (15 Laps)

1 66 Scott Phillips 15

2 8 Justin Dawson 15

3 3 Nathan Crews 15

4 9 Johnny Layne 15

5 00 Bruce Mayo 15

6 12 Randy Hupp 15

7 61 Jimmy Wade 15

8 13 Harrison Walker 8

9 7 Kevin Brown 3

Budweiser Pure Stock No. 2 (15 Laps)

1 3 Nathan Crews 15

2 0 Bruce Mayo 15

3 9 Johnny Layne 15

4 8 Justin Dawson 15

5 66 Scott Phillips 15

6 12 Randy Hupp 15

7 13 Harrison Walker 15

8 61 Jimmy Wade 15

Budweiser Hornets (15 Laps)

1 9 Josh Dawson 15

2 54 Jason DeCarlo 15

3 49 Kevin Currin 15

4 3 Steven Layne 15

5 28 Kendall Milam 15

6 12 Andrea Routilo 15

7 62 Ross Mountcassel 15

8 28 Bobby Talbert 14

9 01 Jared Dawson 1

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