December 7, 2022

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Battle for division title a close contest among trio of drivers at SBS | Auto Racing

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The battle for the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Vehicle Sections Weekly Sequence Late Design Inventory Motor vehicle Division championship is getting on a new depth.

What had been a fairly relaxed factors direct for Layne Riggs has dwindled, and the championship chase has quickly turn into a shut contest among the three motorists.

Riggs was associated in an incident in the 200-lap race on July 2 and was left with a 23rd-location finish. Jacob Borst, who was second in the position standings, finished next in the race. Defending NASCAR Progress Automobile Sections Weekly Sequence nationwide winner and defending South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers, of Danville, completed 3rd in the race. Borst attained 21 factors on Riggs and Sellers attained 20 details on the division factors leader in the July 2 event.

Heading into the twin 50-lap NASCAR Advance Car Parts Weekly Collection Late Model Stock Auto Division races that will headline the Billy’s A/C Services Night time function on Saturday night time at South Boston Speedway, Riggs retains a slim 6-place lead around Borst and a slender eight-issue margin in excess of Sellers.

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Though the final results of the July 2 function considerably benefited both equally Borst and Sellers, it was Sellers that reaped the most profit. Sellers was in the hunt for the observe championship but was somewhat at the edge of the title photo. Now, the two-time NASCAR nationwide winner and 6-time South Boston Speedway winner is squarely in competition for the title alongside with Borst.

“We type of reset a minor bit,” Sellers remarked. “I experienced a poor race the to start with occasion of the calendar year and got wrecked off of Switch Two. That was our mulligan. He [Riggs] made use of his mulligan July 2. You toss Jacob [Borst] in the blend and he’s doggone very good too. It [the championship chase] will be exciting these previous number of races.”

Sellers has had solid showings in his very last 3 starts off at South Boston Speedway with a pair of 2nd-put finishes and a 3rd-put end in the July 2 event. Borst has finished in the top a few in 3 of his previous four starts off, a single of which was a get. Riggs has received two of his past 4 starts at South Boston Speedway.

With 4 occasion nights, three of which will be twin-race activities, and a complete of 7 races remaining in South Boston Speedway’s points time, there is a lot of option for a whole lot to occur before the period finishes.

Six races are on the card Saturday. Twin 50-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Vehicle Areas Weekly Collection Late Design Inventory Car or truck Division will spotlight the night’s action. Saturday night’s racing action will also consist of a 50-lap race for the Budweiser Confined Sportsman Division, twin 15-lap races for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory Division and a 20-lap race for the Virginia Condition Police Warmth Hornets Division.

Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying begins at 6 p.m. and the first race of the evening will get the environmentally friendly flag at 7 p.m.

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Chandler is the director, of general public relations for South Boston Speedway.