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Peyton Sellers Dominates Dominion Raceway Saturday Night

Peyton Sellers Dominates Dominion Raceway Saturday Night

By Jeff Bartlett

Peyton Sellers has had a feast or famine year to this point, and Saturday night was definitely a feast night for the Clarence’s Steak House, Danville Toyota team taking both twin 60 lap races in dominating fashion leading all but 16 of 120 laps.

Sellers offloaded and was one of the fastest in practice and backed that up by qualifying third in the stout 19-car field. Thanks to the redraw by pole winner Mason Bailey, his first pole of the year, Sellers rolled off on the pole to start the night. That was all the advantage he would need as he led from flag to flag in a caution free event and parked in his usual parking spot, victory lane. Rounding out the top three were Join Goin and Mason Bailey.

In the second Geico of Fredericksburg late model feature, due to the mandatory invert, Sellers would start eighth in the field but would only need 14 laps to get back out front. With three cautions during the event, Sellers needed to have flawless restarts to keep it out front and he was able to do just that. The last yellow flew with 25 laps left and Goin gave Sellers the best challenge of the night, but just did not have enough left to get close enough to attempt a pass and Sellers drove away for win number two on the night, bringing his season winning total to seven at Dominion and 12 overall this year. Goin finished second and Conner Jones came home third. When asked prior to the races Saturday night about his up and down year, Sellers said “We’ve torn up some stuff this year being in the wrong place at the wrong time for sure, but we have had a lot of good luck here. You got to take the good with the bad together. We are in smart mode now and we just need to go out and win some races”.

The Alcova Mortgage Dominion Stocks had twin 20 lap races that saw Dan Rogers take both checkered flags and increase his points lead over Gary Burke and Richard Powers. Much like Sellers, Rogers qualified on the pole but started third after the redraw. Only two laps were on the board and Rogers was back out front where he drove away to take the first win of the night. Rounding out the top three were Powers and Burke.

The second feature inverted the top eight and Rogers dominated again moving from eight to first in a short amount of time. The event ran caution free till the last lap when the yellow and checkered flew simultaneously clinching Rogers second win of the night. Powers was making a bid for a late race pass, but the yellow put an end to that and he came home with his second, second place finish of the evening. Carson Higgs finished third.

In other action, Cameron Ruggles picked up the win in the Alcova Mortgage UCAR division coming from his sixth place starting position. Michael Frayser looked like the car to beat early on, but unfortunately ran out of gas and finished ninth. Rounding out the top three were Blane Schumann and Mike Chapman.

The Alcova Mortgage Modifieds saw Chris Humblet pick up his second win of the year making a pass on Mike Rudy with 10 laps to go. Rudy finished second and Jimmy Humblet came home third.

Cam Hensley and CJ Terczak kept their perfect winning streaks alive by taking the wins in the eight cylinder and 4 cylinder divisions in the Absolutely Amish Structures Any Car division and Tyler Warriner took the win in the Mini Cup division.

Next race will be July 10th with twin 60 lap features for the Geico of Fredericksburg Late Model division, Alcova Mortgage Dominion Stocks and UCARS are in action, and the mini cups have twin 25 lap features. Gates open at 5 and green flag drops at 7.

By Jeff Bartlett | Dominion Raceway

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