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Division title battle now a close chase with trio of drivers | Racing

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The fight for the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Automobile Sections Weekly Collection Late Model Stock Motor vehicle Division championship is using on a new depth.

What had been a rather comfy factors direct for Layne Riggs has dwindled, and the championship chase has all of a sudden turn out to be a close contest amid a few drivers.

Riggs was included in an incident in the 200-lap race on July 2 and was remaining with a 23rd-position finish. Jacob Borst, who was next in the position standings, finished second in the race. Defending NASCAR Advance Vehicle Elements Weekly Sequence nationwide winner and defending South Boston Speedway winner Peyton Sellers concluded 3rd in the race. Borst received 21 details on Riggs and Sellers obtained 20 points on the division details leader in the July 2 function.

Heading into the twin 50-lap NASCAR Advance Auto Pieces Weekly Collection Late Design Stock Car or truck Division races that will headline the Billy’s A/C Provider Evening celebration on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, Riggs holds a trim six-issue guide more than Borst and a slender 8-level margin about Sellers.

Though the final results of the July 2 function enormously benefitted the two Borst and Sellers, it was Sellers who reaped the most profit. Sellers was in the hunt for the track championship but was considerably at the edge of the title picture. Now, the two-time NASCAR national champion and 6-time South Boston Speedway champion is squarely in competition for the title along with Borst.

“We kind of reset a small little bit,” Sellers remarked. “I had a terrible race the first event of the yr and got wrecked off of Flip Two. That was our mulligan. He (Riggs) utilized his mulligan July 2. You toss Jacob (Borst) in the blend and he’s doggone excellent way too. It (the championship chase) will be interesting these previous couple of races.”

Sellers has had powerful showings in his very last 3 begins at South Boston Speedway, with a pair of 2nd-spot finishes and a third-area end in the July 2 celebration. Borst has concluded in the major 3 in a few of his last four starts off, one of which was a win. Riggs has gained two of his previous 4 starts at South Boston Speedway.

With 4 party nights, a few of which will be twin-race events, and a full of 7 races remaining in South Boston Speedway’s details season, there is a great deal of chance for a good deal to happen in advance of the year finishes.

Six races are on the card for the July 16 Billy’s A/C Provider Night celebration at South Boston Speedway. Twin 50-lap races for the NASCAR Progress Auto Sections Weekly Series Late Design Stock Car Division will spotlight the night’s action. Saturday night’s racing action will also contain 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 Point out Law enforcement Heat Hornets Division.

Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying commences at 6 p.m. and the first race of the night will get the eco-friendly flag at 7 p.m.

Advance adult normal admission tickets for the occasion are priced at $10 every single and might be purchased on the internet on South Boston Speedway’s web page,, by Friday evening, July 15. Advance tickets may possibly also be purchased by calling the speedway office environment at 434-572-4947 or toll free of charge at 1-877-440-1540 during typical business enterprise several hours.

Tickets at the gate on race night time will be $15 each and every. Seniors ages 65 and more mature, military, health care workers, and learners (with ID) can invest in tickets for $10 every at the gate on race night time.

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