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Peyton Sellers, Bobby McCarty take wins at South Boston

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Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion and South Boston Speedway NASCAR Track Champion Peyton Sellers and Bobby McCarty each picked up a win Saturday night in the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that headlined Saturday night’s Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program at South Boston Speedway.

The wins give both Sellers and McCarty three wins this season at the .4-mile oval.

Sellers, of Danville, Virginia, started on the pole in the opening race and had to fend off bids by McCarty and Austin Thaxton of South Boston, Va.

Thaxton wrestled the lead away from Sellers right after the restart that followed the race’s second caution period, and held it for six laps before Sellers could regain the top spot for good on lap 31.

McCarty made a run at Sellers on the race’s final restart with 10 laps to go, but Sellers managed to surge into the lead and speed across the finish line .460-second ahead of McCarty to take the win.

Thaxton finished third with Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia and Brandon Pierce of Oak Ridge, North Carolina rounding out the top five finishers.

After having drawn the eighth starting spot for the inverted start for the night’s second 75-lap race, Sellers elected to start at the rear of the field and attempt to earn bonus passing points.

McCarty, who started seventh, sped past Eric Winslow to take the lead on the 15th lap. Sellers quickly got through traffic and moved into second place on the 18th circuit. From there, it became a matter of whether or not Sellers had enough left to make a run at McCarty.

A caution flag on lap 45 put McCarty and Sellers side-by-side on the front row for what would be the final restart of the race. McCarty got a good start and surged ahead of Sellers on the restart, and with no more caution periods to slow the action, McCarty sped to a 1.1-second win over Sellers with Thaxton again finishing third. Thomas Scott of Mebane, North Carolina and Stuart Crews of Long Island, Virginia rounded out the top five finishers in the nightcap.

Late Model Stock Twin No. 1

  1. Peyton Sellers
  2. Bobby McCarty
  3. Austin Thaxton
  4. Brandon Pierce
  5. Dusty Ellington
  6. John Hansel
  7. Thomas Scott
  8. Danny Willis Jr
  9. Stuart Crews
  10. Eric Winslow
  11. Mark Keesee Jr
  12. Jason Pittman
  13. Chris Carroll

Late Model Stock Twin No. 2

  1. Bobby McCarty
  2. Peyton Sellers
  3. Austin Thaxton
  4. Thomas Scott
  5. Stuart Crews
  6. Danny Willis Jr
  7. Brandon Pierce
  8. Eric Winslow
  9. Raymond Pittman
  10. Dusty Ellington
  11. Jason Pittman
  12. Mark Keesee Jr
  13. Chris Carroll

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