Sellers to compete in the 25 SRX Event

Published 9:01 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

By Joe Chandler

South Boston Speedway

Peyton Sellers says it is “a very neat opportunity” to be able to compete against 11 of the world’s best drivers in the June 25 SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) event at South Boston Speedway.

The announcement of Sellers’ being the local driver to compete in the June 25 SRX event that will air nationally on CBS TV in primetime was made in pre-race ceremonies during the Smart Ford-South Boston 234 racing program at South Boston Speedway.

“This series caught on like wildfire last year,” the two-time and defending NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national champion and six-time South Boston Speedway NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series track champion pointed out.

“Everybody in America tuned in to watch it. It’s a big opportunity for a local home-track guy from South Boston Speedway to be able to compete at a national level on national TV with some of the best drivers in the business. To be on the track with the great drivers that run the SRX series is special. There are not many people that get the opportunity to race with great drivers like Helio Castroneves and the others.”

South Boston Speedway’s SRX event on June 25 will be one of the biggest events in the speedway’s 65-year history. It will be the second event of a six-race short track racing series that will air on national TV in primetime on CBS on Saturday nights this summer.

Sellers says competing in the SRX race against some of the best drivers in all of racing will be all about fun.

“What we do out here every week, we put stress on ourselves,” Sellers explained.

“It’s fun, but it’s our own cars, and you’re trying to find that last half a 10th of a second out there to try to help you win, so you apply a lot of stress on yourself. This is something where they (SRX) provide the car, you get in it, you drive it, have fun in front of your hometown crowd, and just enjoy it for what it is.

“I’m not going to put a bit of pressure to it,” Sellers added.

“I’m going to get a good night’s sleep the night before, show up with my helmet in my hand, and just have some fun.”

One of the big things Sellers likes about competing in the June 25 SRX event at South Boston Speedway is that everything centers around the driver.

“What makes it good is that it is all about the driver,” Sellers remarked.

“I know this track, but I won’t know those cars until it’s time to race. I’ll have to figure out the car and adapt to it. Those guys know the cars, but they don’t know the track, so it’s the same challenge for all of us.”

Along with Sellers, the driver lineup for the June 25 SRX race at South Boston Speedway includes defending SRX champion Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, and Michael Waltrip, Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Paul Tracy, all of whom are running the full slate of six SRX races.

Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, and Ernie Francis Jr., who are running a partial SRX schedule, will join them for the South Boston Speedway event.

Advance reserved tickets for the June 25 SRX series event at South Boston Speedway are on sale. Due to the high demand, track officials urge fans to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

All grandstand seating is reserved seating for this event. Speedway officials note fans will need to choose their own seats when they purchase tickets.

“The June 25 SRX series event will be one of the biggest events in South Boston Speedway’s history and we expect the event to sell out,” said South Boston Speedway General Manager Chase Brashears.

“We urge fans to buy their tickets as soon as they can to make sure they will be able to get a ticket.”

Track officials encourage fans to purchase their tickets, whether they be reserved seats or general admission tickets, online on the South Boston Speedway website, southbostonspeedway.com. Persons that prefer to purchase tickets via phone can do so by calling the speedway at (877) 440-1540 or (434) 572-4947, although purchasing tickets online is the fastest and easiest way to ensure they get tickets. Track officials note that the easiest way to have tickets delivered is via email.

Tickets in the speedway’s main frontstretch grandstand are priced at $35 each for reserved seats in rows 1-10, $45 each for reserved seats in rows 11-18 and $50 each for reserved chairback seats in rows 19-20.

Trackside tailgating and general admission lawn chair area tickets are $35 each.

There is no child ticket pricing for this special event. Everyone attending the event must purchase a ticket, with the exception of an infant-in-arms that will sit on an individual’s lap.

Persons with ADA needs should purchase a General Admission Lawn Chair ticket. ADA areas are accessible in Turns 3 and 4 or Turns 1 and 2.

Trackside tailgating spaces cannot be purchased for the SRX event. The trackside tailgating spaces are sold on a seasonal basis and are sold out for the 2022 season.

Additional information about South Boston Speedway’s June 25 SRX series event and the latest South Boston Speedway news and information can be found on the speedway’s website, southbostonspeedway.com, or by calling the speedway at 877-440-1540 or 434-572-4947 during normal business hours.