Andy Seuss Wins NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 at South Boston

South Boston, VA -- What a difference a week makes for Andy Seuss. After mechanical problems ended his night just four laps into the season-opening race two weeks ago, Seuss was able to hold off George Brunnhoelzl, III to win the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

Seuss (No. 47 Advance Auto Parts/Q Racing Oil Dodge) started 8th after the redraw and quickly moved into the top five by lap 40. Seuss passed Brunnhoelzl, III (No. 28 Oval Speed/Fibrwrap Ford) on lap 87 and was able to stay out front the rest of the way.

“I can’t tell you how much this means to me to get this win tonight for the Advance Auto Parts team,” said Seuss. “This is going to make me ready for tomorrow at Thompson (Speedway).

Seuss will also compete in the Icebreaker at Thompson season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunday afternoon.

The win was the third career win for Seuss in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Burt Myers finished third with Tim Brown and Brian Loftin completing the top five.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to action next Friday night at Ace Speedway and also will race at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150 Unofficial Results
Saturday April 4, 2009
At South Boston Speedway
South Boston, VA
Lap length: 0.4 miles
(Start position in parentheses)

1. (8) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Dodge, 150 laps, 72.801 mph, $2,250.
2. (6) George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y., Ford, 150, $1,850.
3. (4) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150, $1,125.
4. (7) Tim Brown, Cana, VA, Chevrolet, 150, $1,050.
5. (11) Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,300.
6. (1) J.R. Bertuccio, Centerrach, NY, Chevrolet, 150, $850.
7. (3) L.W. Miller, Dushore, Pa., Pontiac, 150, $750.
8. (12) Gene Pack, Washington, D.C., Chevrolet, 150, $690.
9. (10) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150, $590.
10. (9) John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 149, $550.
11. (5) Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac, 148, $525.
12. (15) Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordsville, N.J., Chevrolet, 147, $500.
13. (16) Bryan Dauzat, Midland, NC, Chevrolet, 146, $485.
14. (13) Dean Ward, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 142, vibration, $560.
15. (2) Buddy Emory, Petersburg, Va., Chevrolet, 124, accident, $445.
16. (14) Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 57, steering, $430.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 0 hours 49 minutes 27 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.228 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: G.Brunnhoelzl, III (97.442 mph, 14.778 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 23 laps.

Lead Changes: 3 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J.Bertuccio 1-25; B.Emory 26-54; G.Brunnhoelzl, III 55-86; A.Seuss 87-150.

Standings: 1. G.Brunnhoelzl, III, 335; 2. B.Myers, 325; 3. L.Miller, 292; 4. A.Seuss, 283; 5. J.Bertuccio, 280; 6.  B.Loftin, 273; 7. T.Brown, 272; 8. F.Fleming, 272; 9. J.Smith, 272; 10. J.Myers, 259.

Sources: Tim Southers/NASCAR WSMT PR