Peyton Sellers watches the motion on the keep track of when taking a split in apply for the duration of 1 of past season’s NASCAR Progress Auto Parts Weekly Collection events at South Boston Speedway. (Joe Chandler/South Boston)
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Peyton Sellers’ drive for a document-tying seventh South Boston Speedway NASCAR monitor championship starts Saturday afternoon, March 19, when the speedway kicks off its 65th anniversary racing time with the Danville Toyota 2022 season opener racing application.
If Sellers can get the 2022 South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Vehicle Sections Weekly Collection Late Model Stock Car division title he will tie David Blankenship of Mosely, Virginia, for the most occupation South Boston Speedway NASCAR monitor championships with seven championships.
The Danville, Virginia, resident states it would be an honor to tie Blankenship’s record, but his fast focus is on profitable races.
“I’m just centered on jogging nicely and profitable races,” Sellers pointed out, “but to be up there with David Blankenship would be a major feather in my cap because in my eyes I will by no means be the driver he is. He was a male I grew up watching. I was like ‘Man, that man is easy as silk.’
“We’ve just been able to do this for a prolonged time and put alongside one another some definitely excellent outcomes,” Sellers continued. “Myself, H.C. (Sellers’ brother and crew main H.C. Sellers) and a good deal of the men at Sellers Racing have put in a good deal of days right here at this racetrack. We’re just going to give it all we’ve got and see what comes about.”
Sellers enters the 2022 period as the defending NASCAR Advance Auto Elements Weekly Series nationwide champion, the defending Virginia condition champion and defending South Boston Speedway champion. He has gained the past four South Boston Speedway NASCAR observe championships.
Successful nine of 17 begins, publishing a dozen leading-five finishes and top the most laps final season at South Boston Speedway provides Sellers confidence getting into the 2022 season, but he isn’t using everything for granted.
“There are generally some young guns coming in that give us a suit 12 months in and year out and there is usually a new challenge each and every 12 months,” Sellers mentioned. “We do not get something for granted. We work just as really hard today as we did 3 yrs ago, if not more difficult because we set more pressure on ourselves to arrive back again even more powerful the upcoming calendar year.”
“It would have been quite easy to sit idle all winter season and just form of fluff and buff our cars and trucks and occur again this yr and think we form of experienced the bull by the horns. We bought one particular of our autos, built a new vehicle, and we’re hoping some various things making an attempt to get to where by we want to be.
“Last calendar year we retained the identical two autos we experienced and just produced our notebook and worked to make them superior,” he ongoing. “This calendar year we felt like there was some superior factors out there that we could do to make our automobiles a tiny better. We have the very same motor mixture, the identical stuff for the most aspect, and are just hoping to fine-tune it a minor little bit greater. H.C. doesn’t sleep considerably at night time for contemplating about these automobiles. We’re continuously striving to get far better.”
Saturday afternoon’s Danville Toyota 2022 season opener racing system will be headlined by twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Automobile Areas Weekly Sequence Late Model Stock Automobile division. Sellers would like nothing at all more than to sweep Saturday’s Late Model Stock Auto division twinbill as his sponsor, Danville Toyota, is sponsoring South Boston Speedway’s period opening NASCAR racing celebration.
“It would be quite special to be in Victory Lane for the Danville Toyota race,” reported Sellers. “Danville Toyota has been with us a long time and there is nothing better than profitable when they sponsor the race. They have been a excellent supporter of South Boston Speedway as nicely. I really feel incredibly fortunate to have them as a sponsor. It would be wonderful to get a get.”
In addition to the twin 65-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Automobile Components Weekly Sequence Late Model Inventory Automobile Division opponents, Saturday afternoon’s five-race card involves a 65-lap race for the Budweiser Limited Sportsman division, a 30-lap race for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory division and a 15-lap race for the Hornets division.
Grandstand gates will open up at 12:30 p.m. Qualifying starts off at 1 p.m. and the initial race of the working day will get the inexperienced flag at 2 p.m.
Advance adult common admission tickets for the function are priced at $10 each as well as a $1.50 processing charge and may possibly be obtained on the net on South Boston Speedway’s web-site, www.southbostonspeedway.com, by way of Friday night time, March 18.
Grownup standard admission tickets on line and at the gate on race working day are priced at $15 each. Young children ages 12 and less than will be admitted cost-free when accompanied by a having to pay grownup.