(Photo: Joe Chandler/South Boston Speedway)
Peyton Sellers’ defense of the NASCAR Progress Car Sections Weekly Series countrywide championship is off to a superb commence.
The two-time Weekly Series nationwide champion is the early leader in the NASCAR Advance Automobile Pieces Weekly Sequence Division I standings, which ended up disclosed for the initial time this calendar year on late Tuesday afternoon.
Sellers has scored four victories in 11 starts off at a pair of Virginia race tracks – South Boston Speedway and Dominion Raceway – to make 294 factors so considerably. He has 9 top rated-5 and 10 major-10 finishes in addition to his four victories early in the yr.
He has a 58-position gain in advance of Layne Riggs, who prospects the Weekly Collection ranks with 5 victories early this time concerning South Boston and Dominion. Yet another Virginia competitor, Mason Bailey, is at the moment third in the Weekly Sequence standings.
Hickory Motor Speedway rookie William Sawalich finds himself fourth total, with ARCA Menards Sequence East championship chief Sammy Smith at present scored fifth many thanks to an amazing start to the season all through the World Series of Asphalt Stock Auto Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
In addition to primary the countrywide standings, Sellers is also the latest chief in the race for the Virginia State championship as perfectly as the Southeast championship. Other regional championship leaders include things like Jared Russel (Midwest), Brett Kressley (Northeast) and Linny White (West).
Other condition championship leaders early in the period are Brett Yackey (Arizona), White (California), Jace Hansen (Colorado), Smith (Florida), Zachary Webster (Idaho), Mike Brightman (Massachusetts), Kyle Crump (Michigan), Sean Hingorani (Nevada), Matt Kimball (New Hampshire), Ed Dachenhausen (New York), Sawalich (North Carolina), Russel (Oklahoma), Preston Luckman (Oregon), Kressley (Pennsylvania), Kade Brown (South Carolina), Ronnie McCarty (Tennessee) and Naima Lang (Washington).
NASCAR utilizes a driver’s finest 18 finishes from any sanctioned observe in North The united states to determine the National winner. Motorists been given two factors for each NASCAR-certified competitor they finish ahead of, up to 16 cars and trucks and can get two bonus points for successful from a starting off place five via eight, and four points for successful from ninth or further back again. Point out and province championships employ the most effective 14 races.