South Boston Crowns 2018 Speedway Champs

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South Boston Speedway’s Champions Night honored top finishers in five categories and handed out nearly $50,000 in prize money and awards.

The 2018 titles include: Peyton Sellers, Late Model Stock; Trey Crews, Limited Sportsman; Daniel Shelton, Pure Stock; Cameron Jarrell, Hornets; and Dennis Holdren, Mod 4.

Fans online voted Philip Morris, the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, the overall most popular driver at South Boston.

Sellers had three wins in 17 starts at South Boston.

Crews had an extraordinary season, winning eight times in 12 starts. A sixth was his worst finish of the year.

Shelton was one of two rookie champions crowned. He had just two victories on his way to the Pure Stock title but was consistent all season.

Shelton, who’s 31, joked, “I’ve been coming to South Boston since 1990 when I was three years old. I’ve seen some of the greatest (drivers) race there and it really means a lot for me to be a champion at South Boston Speedway.”

At 19, Jarrell was the youngest champion. He had never driven a lap at South Boston until the first night of the season. He was a quick study, though with seven wins on the season.

Holdren, an 18-year veteran of many different weekly racing divisions, captured the Mod 4 championship by 25 points.

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