Peyton Sellers Earns The Pole in Final Dominion Raceway Late Model Race of 2017

Peyton Sellers tuning on the car Friday afternoon at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. (📸 Trisha Westfall/Hunt-Sellers Racing)

Thornburg, VA – Peyton Sellers, of Danville, Virginia, took the pole position earlier in the afternoon at Dominion Raceway as twenty-one cars took time in qualifying. Sellers, who have shown he knows how to work his way around this high-banked, .400-mile oval, winning in three of his six trips to the speedway. Sellers recorded a 15.187 (94.818 mph) second lap. Brenden Queen, Colin Garrett, Eddie Johnson, and Doug Barnes rounded out the fastest five cars.

“I have to tell you they have done a really a good job with this facility no doubt about it,” Sellers said after qualifying. “They have had really good car count every time we have been up here and tonight is no different. First time we have been up here in overcast conditions. We didn’t get a whole lot of practice last night because of the rain and the track had a lot of grip in this mornings practice.”

Coming off of a third-place finish at the largest Late Model Stock Car race in the region and a track championship at his home track, Sellers enters the weekend with two goals in mind. One of them just happens to be taking home the check and the trophy.

“We have been pretty quick in all three practices and qualifying,” Sellers went on to say. “I fell really good about tonight but the conditions are very different than what we have been used to the previous times we have been up here this summer. Kind of anxious to get racing and see what we got. It’s a long race and we have to save our tires a lot and be there at the end.”

The 150-lap Late Model Stock feature will be the final points paying race of the 2017 season. Doug Barnes Jr. enters the evening just three points ahead of Tyler Hughes. With $5,000 on the line this evening, both drivers will need to be on their toes as plenty of good cars stand between them and victory lane.

“A win would mean a lot for sure,” Sellers told The Weekly Racer. “My first goal tonight is to not get in the championship battle at all and affect the outcome of that anyway what so ever. That’s a good battle between Barnes and Hughes. We came for the money. There are a lot of good cars between me and the win but at the end of the day, it’s the money that drew us here. They did a great job promoting this race, they have good car count, I think it’s going to be a heck of a show.”

Green flag is set to fly on the first of six features tonight at 5:00 PM EDT. Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@theweeklyracer) for all of the action.

 

Late Model Stock Car Qualifying: [pre-invert]

  1. #26 Peyton Sellers
  2. #03 Brenden Queen
  3. #24 Colin Garrett
  4. #57 Eddie Johnson
  5. #88 Doug Barnes Jr.
  6. #7 Michael Hardin
  7. #12 Nick Smith
  8. #8 Tyler Hughes
  9. #21 Mike Darne
  10. #82 Cameron Burke
  11. #24d Mason Diaz
  12. #13 Kelly Kingry
  13. #82G Mike Ganoe
  14. #16 Dustin Storm
  15. #45 Tyler Daniels
  16. #25 Robert Bruce
  17. #18 Candler Sherman
  18. #10 Maddy Mulligan
  19. #07 Richard Storm
  20. #32 Rusty Poland
  21. #51 Mike Weddell

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