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Myers Breaks Through at Tri-County

Late pass provides first Whelen Southern Modified win of 2010

Hudson, NC — Burt Myers passed John Smith with five laps remaining en route his first win of the season Saturday in the Tri-County 150. It was the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s first visit to Tri-County Motor Speedway.

It is Myers’ seventh career win and first since he was credited with a victory as the highest finishing NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver in the combination race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in Sept. of 2009.

Smith wound up second, followed by Andy Seuss in third. Brandon Hire finished fourth and James Civali fifth.

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Ted Christopher Amazes with ISMA Win at Berlin

Marne, MI – In 1999, modified ace Ted Christopher climbed aboard a Paul Dunigan –owned supermodified for the first time ever. It was at Thompson Speedway. He started dead last. He won. Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Michigan, Ted climbed into the Clyde Booth 61 for the first time, at a track he’d never seen before, started dead last and won! As Ted put it in victory lane, he was two for two in his supermodified competition. Not a bad record to say the least. But put the Plainville, CT driver in a good car – in any division – and he’ll race it to the max, even the tough, ultra fast, winged supermodifieds. Although new to the Midwest crowd, those who had seen the ultra-talented shoe race from modifieds to full-bodied NASCAR cars and anything in between, were not surprised.

Christopher was overjoyed after his second career ISMA supermodified win in as many outings. “This is a great track. It was fun racing. This is the second time I’ve run a supermodified for somebody for the first time, started dead last and have won.

His expectations, after a dnf in his heat were tenuous. “I was hoping we’d get a couple yellows because we had a problem in the heat race and started at the end of the field. I thought if I got a couple yellows, it would bunch the field up and I’d see what happened. These cars are really different. When I got up close to another car it would take the air out and just make the car push. So I tried a couple ways to pass people with it and finally caught up and passed Mike. I’d like to thank Clyde and Susan Booth for the ride. They really do a good job with this car. I’d also like to thank CorrPak for putting up some extra money for this race and for the crowd for coming out despite the cold.”

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Truly Inspirational

It was with mixed emotions that I received the news this past week that Warren Kluthau went home to be with the Lord. I was glad he was home, without pain and suffering, but I was saddened to know I would have to wait a while to talk with him again. Through the years Warren has always been close to RWJM and during the time he battled for his life he came to know the grace of God. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I remember the day Warren called with the news that he was facing a terminal illness. In life we all are certain of one thing, death. But we would like to see it come when we have lived a full life. That is not always the case. Warren shared with me his plan was to beat the odds, he would fight with everything he had.

He spent days in a come only to come out and live again. With the new lease he had been given he thanked God and vowed to proclaim His glory. During one call he asked if he could ride in the RWJM pace car at the Turkey Derby. I said yes and you could see the smile through the phone.

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