MIDLAND, NC (May 27) – Bobby Measmer, Jr. grabbed the lead from Ryan Preece with less than five laps to go and held on to claim his first career Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win in the Charles Kepley Memorial 125 Friday night at Concord Speedway. After being mired by bad luck, Measmer, a former track champion at Concord, took his first career Tour-type Modified win in front of an excited group of hometown fans.
“To finish second to Ryan Preece is an accomplishment, but I saw he was tight from the center off and I knew it was just a matter of time before I could get him,” said Measmer in victory lane. “We’ve worked really hard, but I tell you, it hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Winston-Salem, NC’s Brandon Ward scorched the treacherous speedway in qualifying with lap of 117.417 miles per hour to claim the C&C Race Souvenirs Pole Award. But, after the top six qualifiers redraw, Ward would move back to the sixth starting position, while Cale Gale and James Civali would move up to the front row.