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QUALIFYING: Preece Sets the Pace

NASCAR Next Driver Wins Second Straight Pole At Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Starting up front is getting to be the norm for Ryan Preece when he makes a start in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Preece won his second consecutive Coors Light Pole Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway during qualifying for the Southern Slam 150 in record-setting fashion with a fast lap of 14.612 seconds (61.593 mph).

Preece, a member of the NASCAR Next program, has now started in the top spot in six consecutive starts in the southern tour.

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PRACTICE: Myers Leads the Way

Defending Whelen Southern Mod Race Winner Sets The Pace At Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Burt Myers loves racing at the quarter-mile track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The defending race winner of the Southern Slam 150 led all drivers after the end of two practice sessions on Thursday.

Myers, who also scored a win on the track in 2010, finished with a fast lap of 14.691 seconds (61.262 mph). He was followed by Luke Fleming (14.696/61.241) and Ryan Preece (14.741/61.054) in the top three.

Cole Powell and Danny Bohn rounded out the top five.

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Former Team Owner Succumbs to Cancer

Riggs Won First Two NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Crowns

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Riggs, the patriarch of Riggs Racing, one of the most successful teams in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.

Riggs got his start in modified racing in 1962 fielding cars in events for over four decades.

He was also an inaugural team owner when the tour began operation in 2005 and along with his son Jeff, won the 2005 and 2006 championships with driver Junior Miller.

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Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Charlotte

Analyzing The Southern Slam 150 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour  season will conclude Thursday when the tour returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Southern Slam 150. This is the fifth consecutive year the tour will compete on the .25-mile track located on the frontstretch of the facility. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Southern Slam 150 Setup:

• Andy Seuss was able to build his points lead to 17 (544-527) over George Brunnhoelzl III after he finished fourth last weekend at Caraway Speedway. Seuss needs to just finish in the top 12 to clinch his first career NASCAR championship.

• Burt Myers is the defending winner of this event and has enjoyed a successful second half of the season with three wins since Aug. 30. Myers, who was also victorious in the inaugural Charlotte event in 2010, is the only two-time winner at the track.

• Myers is tied with Seuss for the most wins this season with three. Brunnhoelzl, JR Bertuccio and Danny Bohn are the only other drivers with multiple wins this season with each scoring a pair of victories.

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Whelen So. Mod. News & Notes: Charlotte

Seuss Enters Race Looking To Clinch First Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andy Seuss enters Thursday night’s Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with two numbers in mind: four, as in securing his fourth race win of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season, and one, as he looks to earn his first tour championship.

Statistically, Seuss will have some noteworthy figures to share during his championship season, but there will be one number that might possibly outshine all of them: 160,000.

That’s the number of miles his mom and dad, Bobbi and Steve Seuss – have traveled to support their son’s participation in the tour since his first start in 2006.
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Bohn Emerges Victorious at Caraway

Nips Loftin At The Line In Wild Whelen Southern Mod Finish

SOPHIA, N.C. – It was a circle track event, but it took a drag race to decide the winner as Danny Bohn just edged Brian Loftin at the finish line to take the Prestoria Farms 150 checkered flag in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action Saturday at Caraway Speedway.

It was the third career victory for Bohn, and second at the .455-mile oval in rural Sophia, North Carolina.

The dramatics were setup by a series of late-race cautions. Burt Myers had dominated the bulk of the event, but mechanical issues on Lap 130 opened the door to the field. Loftin assumed the lead and held Bohn at bay for two subsequent restarts before the green-white-checkered flag conclusion.
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QUALIFYING: Bohn Blazes Field in Session

Scores Fifth Career Pole, First At Caraway In Time Trials

SOPHIA, N.C. – Danny Bohn has always enjoyed racing at Caraway Speedway and has scored one of his two career wins at the .455-mile track.

Now he can add a Coors Light Pole Award to his resume while competing at the facility.

Bohn went out fourth in the session and scored a quick lap at 15.831 seconds (103.468 mph) and the Freehold, New Jersey native made it hold up for his fifth career pole and fourth of the season during qualifying for the Prestoria Farms 150.
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PRACTICE: Seuss Quick at Caraway

Veteran Leads Way In Afternoon Practice Session

SOPHIA, N.C. – Andy Seuss is still searching for his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour title. To do that he needs to stay out front and he’s off to a good start at Caraway Speedway.

Seuss led the way during afternoon pracitce for the Prestoria Farms 150 with a fast time of 15.959 seconds (102.638 mph). George Brunnhoelzl III, who entered the day just nine points behind Seuss in the championship standings, was second at 15.983 seconds (102.484).

Danny Bohn was third (16.127/101.569) with Kyle Ebersole (16.149/101.430) and Jason Myers (16.186/101.199) the rest of the top five.

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Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Prestoria Farms 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the fifth and final time this season Saturday night for the Prestoria Farms 150. This race was rescheduled from March 29 after rain postponed the event. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Prestoria Farms150 Setup:
• George Brunnhoelzl III cut Andy Seuss’ points lead in half last weekend when he won the Zooland 150 and Seuss finished fifth in the race. Brunnhoelzl now trails Seuss by just nine points (504-495).
• Brunnhoelzl is the defending winner of this event and he now owns the track record for most tour wins at Caraway with 11. Seuss is second with 10 wins.
• Seuss and Brunnhoelzl have combined to win 13 of the last 17 tour races at Caraway, and 21 of 30 since 2008.
• Burt Myers is tied with Seuss for the most wins this season with three. Brunnhoelzl and J.R. Bertuccio are the only other drivers with multiple wins this season with each scoring a pair of victories.
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Whelen So. Modified News & Notes: Caraway

Points Battles Tightens Up After Brunnhoelzl Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion George Brunnhoelzl III’s 22nd career win couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Brunnhoelzl took the checkered flag in last week’s Zooland 150 at Caraway Speedway to cut Andy Seuss’s championship points lead to just nine points with two races remaining, starting with a return trip to the .455-mile oval for this Saturday’s Prestoria Farms 150.

A three-time winner this year, Seuss had a 24-point lead over Brunnhoelzl just two races ago, but Brunnhoelzl has beat him on the track in those last two outings to chop the deficit.

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Brunnhoelzl Returns to Victory Lane

Holds Off Myers For Whelen Southern Modified Win At Caraway

SOPHIA, N.C. — George Brunnhoelzl held off Burt Myers Saturday night in a green-white-checkered finish and in the process kept alive his hopes for a fifth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship with his win in the Zooland 150.

JR Bertuccio finished third, followed by Danny Bohn and championship points leader Andy Seuss.

Brunnhoelzl cut Seuss’ championship points lead from 18 to nine with two races remaining. Myers, who entered the night winning three of the last four races, remains in third place 22 points out of the lead.

[Photo Gallery] by Brad Newman

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QUALIFYING: Loftin Back in Form

Veteran Scores Seventh Career Pole Award At Caraway

SOPHIA, N.C. – While Andy Seuss and George Brunnhoelzl III have gained most of the headlines from racing recently at Caraway Speedway, for a while Brian Loftin was the driver to beat at Caraway Speedway. After qualifying, Loftin might be ready to reclaim his success at the .455-mile track.

Loftin captured his first Coors Light Pole Award on the tour since July 1, 2011 during qualifying for the Zooland 150. Loftin led the field with a fast lap of 15.936 seconds (102.786 mph) to capture his 13th career pole and seventh at Caraway.

Brunnhoelzl followed closely in second with a fast lap time of 15.967 seconds (102.587) with defending race Caraway race winner Burt Myers third (16.004/102.349).

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Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Zooland 150 At Caraway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the fourth time this season. The track will host the Zooland 150 this Saturday night. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Zooland 150 Setup:
• Burt Myers ended Andy Seuss’ four-race win streak at Caraway Speedway when he took the checkered flag in the last race at the track on Sept. 5th.
• Seuss is the defending winner of this event from last season and he is tied with Brunnhoelzl for the most career wins at the track with 10.
• Seuss and Brunnhoelzl have combined to win 12 of the last 16 Caraway races, and 20 of 29 since 2008.
• Myers is tied with Seuss for the most wins this season with three.

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Whelen So. Modified News & Notes: Caraway

Myers Returns To Caraway Looking For Another Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While Andy Seuss continues to enjoy his lead in the standings, no other driver in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is hotter right now than Burt Myers.

The 2010 champion won Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina. It was his third win in the past four races, including a victory at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina, where the tour returns this weekend for the first of back-to-back races at the track.

Myers was able to lead every lap en route to his third win of the season at Southern National and feels he has as good a chance as he ever has had to win again at Caraway in the Zooland 150 in six days.

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QUALIFYING: Myers Jumps to the Front

Career Poles Leader Wins Second Of Season

LUCAMA, N.C. – The second half resurgance of the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour continues for Burt Myers.

Myers captured his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and second at Southern National Motorsports Park Saturday afternoon during qualifying for the Southern National 150. It was the 28th career pole for Myers.

Myers won the top spot with a fast lap of 14.624 seconds (98.468 mph) to outdistance Andy Seuss who followed closely in second at 14.643 seconds (98.341).

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PRACTICE: Brunnhoelzl, Seuss Lead the Way

Top Two In Standings Each Lead Session At Southern National

LUCAMA, N.C. – The top two drivers in the current points standings led the way in each practice session for the Southern National 150 at Southern National Speedway on Saturday.

Points leader Andy Seuss led first practice with a fast time of 14.650 seconds (98.294 mph) which was fastest overall between the two 30 minutes sessions. Second-place Brunnhoelzl led the way in final practice with a fast lap of 14.745 seconds which was good for second fastest overall.

Burt Myers was just .001 behind Brunnhoelzl in the final session at 14.746 (97.654 mph) for third fastest overall with Spencer Davis fourth overall (14.795/97.330).

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NASCAR Whelen So. Mod. Stat Advance: SNMP

Analyzing The So. National 150 At So. National Motorsports Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will continue its 10th season of competition with the Southern National 150 on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Southern National Race Setup:
• Andy Seuss won this event last season at Southern National Motorsports Park.

• J.R. Bertuccio was able to pass George Brunnhoelzl III on Lap 11 and the Centereach, New York native remained out front the rest of the way to score his first career tour win at the track in March.
• Southern National is the only track on the 2014 schedule that four-time NWSMT champion Brunnhoelzl has yet to reach Victory Lane.

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Whelen So. Mod News & Notes: So. National

Bertuccio Returns To The Site Of His First Tour Triumph

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour made its first visit to Southern National Motorsports Park, veteran competitor JR Bertuccio was hoping to just build off of his career-best finish of third at Caraway one week earlier.

Little did Bertuccio or many of his fellow competitors realize what was about to happen. Bertuccio was able to get around pole-sitter and four-time series champion George Brunnhoelzl III on Lap 11 and remained out front the rest of the way for his first career tour victory.

Bertuccio took the momentum from that win in March to enjoy his most successful season to-date, having added another win to his resume after finishing the highest of any southern modified driver at the combination event with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. Bertuccio has remained in the top five in the points standings all season and has collected eight top-10 finishes in 10 starts so far.

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Ebersole Races to Second Career Victory

Holds Off Late Charge By Seuss For South Boston Checkered Flag

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – There must be something about the state of Virginia that brings out the best in Kyle Ebersole.

The Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, driver decided to change up his pit strategy and pitted early on Lap 53 and was able to hold off a late charge by Andy Seuss to win the South Boston 150 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at South Boston Speedway. It was the second career victory for Ebersole. His first came last season at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.

Seuss made several attempts in his quest for a season sweep at South Boston, but was ultimately forced to settle for second. He was followed across the line by George Brunnhoelzl III, Burt Myers and J.R. Bertuccio.

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QUALIFYING: Twice as Nice for Bohn

Wins Second Consecutive Award At South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny Bohn likes to qualify at South Boston.

For the second consecutive race at the .4-mile track, Bohn won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified qualifying on Saturday for the South Boston 150.

The 25-year-old out of Freehold, N.J., edged George Brunnhoelzl III, who was fastest overall in practice by .014 seconds, to win his fourth career pole and third this season with a fast lap time of 14.899 seconds (96.651 mph).

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PRACTICE: Brunnhoelzl Fast at South Boston

Veteran Looking For Second Win At Historic Track

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III must like South Boston Speedway.

The four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion has consistently been in the top two or three in practice every time the tour has visited the .4-mile track in southeastern Virginia and Saturday afternoon was no different.

After rain showers delayed the start of practice by almost two hours, Brunnhoelzl led the way during the 45-minute session for the South Boston 150 with a fast time of 14.948 seconds (96.334 mph).

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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: SoBo

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to South Boston Speedway for the second time this season with Saturday’s South Boston 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

South Boston 150 Setup:
• Andy Seuss is the only repeat winner in NWSMT competition at South Boston Speedway after winning the first race held there this season in April.
• George Brunnhoelzl III is the only other previous race winner at South Boston currently entered in this weekend’s race.
• Burt Myers enters this race on a hot streak, having won the previous two tour races (Langley, Caraway) and can become just the fourth driver in tour history to win at least three races in a row. Brunnhoelzl holds the record with four in a row in 2012.

At South Boston Speedway:
History
• South Boston Speedway opened in 1957. The facility is owned by the Mattioli family, which also owns and operates Pocono Raceway.
• South Boston features weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action on Saturday nights during the racing season, headlined by the late model division.
• The track held 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races between 1960-71, 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series events from 1982-2000, three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dates from 2001-03 and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East contests from 2007-11.
• South Boston held the 2001 season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, an event won by Jerry Marquis. It marked the only event to-date for the northeastern-based tour at South Boston.
• The first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at South Boston was contested on April 4, 2009 and was won by Andy Seuss.

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Hill Suspended from NASCAR for Rules Violation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) — David Hill, a car owner in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct.
On Saturday, Aug. 30, Hill violated Sections 7-5 (NASCAR’s Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2014 NASCAR Rule Book.

“Following the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race on Aug. 30, David Hill made a post on social media that included remarks that we will not tolerate,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. “We fully expect our entire industry to adhere to the Code of Conduct that is explicitly spelled out in the NASCAR Rule Book.”

Hill may apply for reinstatement following the completion of mandated sensitivity training and an additional review by NASCAR.

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Barrett Powers to Bristol Victory

Rookie Takes Whelen Modified Checkers In Bush’s Beans 150

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Barrett, from Millis, Massachusetts, was running third in the late stages of the hotly-contested race when he drove through and by Bonsignore and Santos – who had been the dominant cars of the night – on Lap 139. The 19-year-old held on to the lead in his No. 22 Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks Chevrolet through one final restart on Lap 146 for the milestone first victory.

“The car was real good on the bottom, so I just drove it in and it stuck,” Barrett said. “I got by Justin and drove under Bobby. We were driving away and didn’t want to see that last caution, but I got a good restart and just drove away again.”

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NASCAR Formalizes On-Track Incident Procedure for Competitors

Rule Enhances Sport’s Ongoing Safety Efforts

Daytona Beach, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) — In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective immediately.

Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure

During an Event, if a racecar is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the racecar (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:

  • Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net
  • Do not loosen , disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
  • After being directed to exit the racecar, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle

All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed as outlined in Section 10-4 (Yellow Flag), use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR/Track Officials. Cars in line behind the safety car should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.

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Barrett Carries Momentum into Bowman Gray

Team owner Chris Our of Harwich, MA said he “can’t wait” for Saturday night. Rookie Tommy Barrett, Jr. of Millis, MA will make his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour start at Bowman Gray Stadium. The Strutmasters.com 199 is the annual series appearance at the historic Winston-Salem, NC oval.

“Brad and I were going down anyway to watch and meet some of his customers,” Our said. “Then Tommy wins at Seekonk, so I said let’s run Saturday. Brad’s like I’m in. Let’s do it. So here we are.”

Barrett was seventh in his first race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and finished fourth at Monadnock. Last Wednesday, Barrett took home the $10,000 Open Wheel Wednesday race at Seekonk Speedway.

“The momentum is huge,” Barrett said. “From such a bad start to a top 10 at Loudon then a top five at Monadnock and now the 10k to win at Seekonk, things are starting to look up and hopefully we can start clicking off some wins in the 22 car.”

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Newman Posts All-Star Performance at New Hampshire

NASCAR Sprint Cup Veteran Claims Whelen All-Star Shootout

LOUDON, N.H. (July 11, 2014) — Twice before, Ryan Newman drove the venerable 7NY Modified to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver did it again Friday. This time, the win came in the non-points inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout. The latest victory came with the familiar frantic swapping of the lead synonymous with the open-wheeled cars on the 1.058-mile.

Newman lost the lead to Justin Bonsignore into Turn 1 of the white-flag lap, but got it back in Turn 3 and won the drag-race to the checkered flag.

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Touring & Weekly Awards Events Announced

NASCAR Hall of Fame To Host Gathering Of Champions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the ultimate goal for the sport’s greatest.

Annually, the North Carolina landmark is also the aim of drivers throughout the NASCAR weekly & touring series, as the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center will host the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will be Friday, Dec. 12, while the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards will be Saturday, Dec. 13.

“These awards shows celebrate and honor our champions in NASCAR’s weekly racing program and our touring series – two foundational areas of the sport,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “These two events highlight the hard work, dedication and achievements throughout NASCAR, and I’m excited that fans from around the world can share in the experience through our digital platforms.”

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: NHMS

Whelen All-Star Shootout Launches Weekend Of Racing

Saturday’s Sunoco 100 will be the 60th all-time Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire. The marriage between the northeast-based tour and New England’s largest racing facility began on Sept. 2, 1990 in what was just the third NASCAR event held at the 1.058-mile oval. Mike McLaughlin was the first Whelen Modified Tour driver to reach Victory Lane in Loudon, and this Friday – nearly 24 years later – there will be another “first.”

The Whelen All-Star Shootout was first revealed in December as an addition to the July race weekend event schedule. With the idea of taking the unique type of racing that is produced by the Whelen Modifieds at the “Magic Mile” and creating a special sprint race to showcase it, the non-points shootout was born. Tour entitlement sponsor Whelen then added its support to the event.

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Seuss Leads Wire-to-Wire at Caraway

Holds Off Charge From Brunnhoelzl III For 10th Win At Track


SOPHIA, N.C. — Andy Seuss continues to roll in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events at Caraway Speedway. 

The 27-year-old from Hampstead, New Hampshire, completed the sweep on the day’s on-track events at the .455-mile banked asphalt oval. Seuss was fastest in practice, won his eighth pole Coors Light Pole Award at the track and led every lap en route to winning the Daggett Shuler Attorneys At Law 150 at Caraway. It was his fourth consecutive victory at the track and 10th of his career.

Seuss’ 10 wins at Caraway tie him with runner-up finisher George Brunnhoelzl III for the most in series history. The two drivers were bumper to bumper in the second half of the 150-lap event, but after clearing traffic on Lap 144, Seuss used a clear track to pull away from the defending Tour champion and secure his third win of the season. 

[Photo Gallery] by Brad Newman

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