Caraway Pole Win Starts Possible Championship-Clinching Night
ASHEBORO, N.C. – On a night which he can clinch his third championship the best-case scenario would be a start from the pole position and that is exactly where George Brunnhoelzl will be.
Brunnhoelzl, out of West Babylon, N.Y., won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying for the Mid-Atlantic Shoot-Out 150 on Saturday at Caraway Speedway. It is his fourth pole win of the season and the 17th of his tour career. All four poles this season have come at Caraway where he also has nine career wins. He worked his way around the .455-mile oval in 15.829 seconds for an average lap speed of 103.481 mph.
Jason Myers – Brunnhoelzl’s closest championship contender – qualified second, just off the pace, with a time of 15.844 seconds (103.383 mph). Myers sits 48 points behind in the standings and it is imperative that he pick up six points on Brunnhoelzl tonight to have any title hopes in the season finale on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Brian Loftin, who was fastest in practice earlier in the day, was third fastest in qualifying with a time of 15.914 seconds (102.928 mph) while rookie Kyle Ebersole checked in at fourth with a 15.931-second lap (102.818 mph). Andy Seuss rounded out the top-five qualifiers at 15.935 seconds (102.793 mph).
The remainder of the top 10 is made up of Danny Bohn, Tim Brown, Burt Myers, Frank Fleming and John Smith.
The Mid-Atlantic Shout-Out 150 is scheduled to get underway at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET.
Sources: Tim Southers/NASCAR WSMT PR
NWSMT Caraway 10/6/12 Qualifying
POS CAR DRIVER TEAM TIME SPEED
1 09 George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y. Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet 15.829 103.481
2 4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Trantham Moorefield/Wendell Edwards Ford 15.844 103.383
3 23 Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C. L & R Transmissions/QMF Metal Solutions Chevrolet 15.914 102.928
4 51 Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa. * Ebersole Excavating Inc Chevrolet 15.931 102.818
5 11 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Danny Gald Dodge/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet 15.935 102.793
6 65 Danny Bohn, Freehold, N.J. * Rifenburg Const/Rustoleum Chevrolet 15.950 102.696
7 02 Tim Brown, Cana, Va. Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chev 15.968 102.580
8 1 Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Citrusafe/Adams Towing Ford 15.987 102.458
9 40 Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C. Lewisville Mtr Co/Perkins & Assoc Ford 16.049 102.062
10 25 John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C. Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet 16.068 101.942
11 7 Thomas Stinson, Chester, Va. Cowardin Jewelers/United Solar/Dennis' Towing Chevrolet 16.081 101.859
12 9 AJ Winstead, Richmond, Va. * Health Diagnostic Chevrolet 16.103 101.720
13 80 Michael Speeney, Newtown, Pa. * MRI Graphics/Presto Painters Tape Chevrolet 16.131 101.544
14 37 Joe Scarbrough, Richmond, Va. * Hyperion Stud/Atlantic Solar Chevrolet 16.298 100.503
15 18 Dalton Baldwin, Dunedin, Fla. * Main Street Automotive Chevrolet 16.497 99.291
16 77 Gary Putnam, Concord, N.C. Stock Car Steel Chevrolet No Time
* – Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender