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  • Deborah Newman

Sellers Picks Up Win In Soles 4 Souls 150

Friday and Saturday was the annual Big One at Dominion in honor of the Soles 4 Souls Charity. The biggest questions coming into the weekend is who was walking away with the big payday and would anyone other than a Sellers stable car win the feature. As luck would have it, and has been the norm all season, Peyton Sellers took home the win and the purse after a rain delay and three 50 lap segments.

Mason Bailey took the pole with a 15.134 over Doug Barnes’s 15.199. Following the invert, Bailey started sixth putting Daniel Silvestri on the pole. The first 50 lap segment was clean and green, and Logan Clark was the car to beat. Clark jumped out to the lead early and never looked back. Rounding out the top three were Clark, Sellers, and Bailey.


As the first stage break started, so did the rain causing a red flag delay. Eventually the track was dried, and racing would resume with the second 50 lap stage. Clark led the field to the green trying to maintain his dominance, but two laps in, Sellers took the lead. Barnes brought out the first yellow of the stage seven laps in and went to the back of the pack. Only one other caution happened in the segment and Sellers was able to hold the lead and take the second stage win. Bailey and Silvestri were second and third.


The last 50 lap stage had Sellers on the pole looking for another win, but a caution that was caused by an issue between he and Bailey before the first lap was completed, put Sellers in the 13th position on the restart. Barnes and Silvestri started the last stage one two following the caution and reset of the field. Halfway in, another caution took out several cars that were contenders on the night. Barnes, Silvestri and Dustin Storm were caught up in the incident. The segment restarted with 27 laps to go and Chase Borrow took the restart on the pole with Sellers in second after his first lap incident. Shortly after the restart, Sellers was back out front and drove on to win, his fifth of the year, and take home the Big One. Barnes came from the back of the pack to come home second, and Clark came home third.


The Modified division was also in action Saturday night with a 50 lap feature, their longest feature of the year so far. Chris Johnson took the pole over Mike Rudy with a 15.780. Following a six-car invert, Neil Culley started on the pole. Cautions bunched up the field several times over the 50 laps, but Rudy, who took over the lead only 16 laps in, held everyone off each time and took home the checkered flag for his third win on the season. Kayla Surles and Johnson rounded out the top three.

Also in action Saturday night were the USAC Midgets and the 8-cyliner Any Car divisions. Hunter Wise won the USAC feature and Chris Burruss took the Any Car feature.


Friday night action for the Soles 4 Souls saw Cameron Ruggles pick up the win in the UCAR division, Richard Powers got the checkered for the win in the Dominion Stock division, and John Andrews won the 4/6 cylinder Any Car division.

This coming Saturday the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour makes it’s one and only stop at Dominion. Local drivers Davey Callihan, who will be making his CARS Tour debut, Conner Jones and Mini Tyrell will be in attendance. Track regular Chase Burrow will also be back attempting to bolster his rookie the year standings. Other drivers expected to be at Dominion will be Kayden Honneycutt, Carson Kvapil, Chad McCumbee, Conner Hall, Mason Diaz and Bobby McCarty. Also in action will be the Virginia Racer Late Models with twin features, UCARS, ANYCARS, twin Legends and Bandos. Gates open at 5 pm and green flag drops at 7 pm.