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Mod Teams Take Different Approach to Break

Bohn Races Weekly At BGS, Brunnhoelzl Has Surgery

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour gets closer to resuming its schedule with the Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law 150 on July 4 at Caraway Speedway, a number of different approaches have been employed by drivers during the three-month idle stretch.

Since its inaugural season of 2005, the Whelen Southern Modified Tour annually has had an unofficial “spring break” from May-July. The schedule respite came about via a symbiotic relationship with Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which has a large number of tour competitors participating in its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified division. The collaboration helps keep the competition strong for both.

When the 2014 Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule was laid out, there were to be six points races before the break, the annual Independence Day event at Caraway, then eight dates to close out the summer and fall. Mother Nature then added to the off time with early-season rainouts that ultimately lengthened the idle period from April 12 to July 4.

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2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Announced

Elliott, Lorenzen, Scott, Weatherly, White Comprise List of New Inductees

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2014) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the sixth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White. In addition, NASCAR announced that Anne B. France won the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Day is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, broadcast on NBC Sports Network from Charlotte, N.C.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session in Charlotte to vote on both the induction class of 2015 and the Landmark Award. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France made the announcements this afternoon in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s “Great Hall.”

Next year’s class was determined by votes cast by the Voting Panel, which for the first time included the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion – in this case, Jimmie Johnson. The panel also included representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks, media members, manufacturer representatives, retired competitors (drivers, owners, crew chiefs), recognized industry leaders and a nationwide fan vote conducted through NASCAR.com – which counted for the 54th and final vote. In all, 54 votes were cast, with two additional Voting Panel members recused from voting as potential nominees for induction (Jerry Cook and Robert Yates). The accounting firm of Ernst & Young presided over the tabulation of the votes.

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Who’s Next? Most Likely One of These

NASCAR Next 2014-15 Class Announced At Richmond

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Chase Elliott took the NASCAR Nationwide Series checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this month, he joined fellow rising star Kyle Larson in the 2014 win column.

Before their headline-making victories on one of the sport’s biggest stages, though, Elliott and Larson were ‘next’ – the next in a wave of young talent making its way up the NASCAR ladder.

Like Elliott and Larson before them, the 12 drivers named today to the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class have résumés loaded with accomplishments and promise. The roster was unveiled at Richmond International Raceway and marks the kickoff of the fourth installment of the industry initiative designed to spotlight NASCAR’s rising stars.

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Bowling Strikes Late at South Boston

Wins Hamlin Foundation Short Track Showdown With Late Pass

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — Matt Bowling came away victorious during Thursday’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway.

Bowling had to fight off Matt Waltz, who led the first 195 laps of the race, for the win. Nick Smith finished third.

The seventh edition of the annual charity race, which supports the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, was a success for Hamlin and his charity.. In front of a packed house at the 2/5th-mile track, Hamlin joined NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Matt Kenseth, David Ragan and defending Showdown champion Kyle Busch, Camping World Truck Series drivers Timothy Peters and Jeb Burton and a collection of local Late Model drivers to race toward a cure for the disease.

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Whelen So. Modified News & Notes: Caraway

The Brunnhoelzl & Seuss Show Returns To Caraway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Once teammates, and longtime checkered flag contenders, the ties that bind George Brunnhoelzl III and Andy Seuss seem to become more entangled by the week.

Six of the last eight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races have finished with the pair atop the rundown – three of the last four to end 2013 and three of the first four to begin 2014. In all it has happened 14 times since 2009, including this past Saturday at Langley Speedway.

So who has the edge? In those 14 instances of 1-2 finishes, Seuss has the advantage 11-3. When you talk about overall wins, Brunnhoelzl maintains a 21-17 edge. Then there’s the matter of the four championships for Brunnhoelzl, a category Seuss has yet to register a tally, which is the ultimate tiebreaker.

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Brunnhoelzl Adds Langley to His List

Whelen Southern Mod Wins Leader Conquers Hampton Track

HAMPTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III added another track to his résumé, claiming the Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150 Saturday night at Langley Speedway. It is the 11th different track the four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion has won at.

Brunnhoelzl led the final 67 laps after passing points leader Andy Seuss, and survived a green-white-checkered finish for his first win of the season. Twice in the previous three races this year, Brunnhoelzl finished second to Seuss.

It also extended Brunnhoelzl’s tour record for career wins to 21.

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QUALIFYING: Record Run for Preece

Sets Langley Mark, Collects 4th Straight Southern Tour Pole

HAMPTON, Va. — Ryan Preece continued his mastery of NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour tracks, earning the Coors Light Pole Award Saturday for the Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150 with a track-record at Langley Speedway.

Preece, the defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, collected his fourth straight pole award in the southern tour with a lap of 14.675 seconds (97.145 mph) around the .396-mile oval. He broke the mark set by Andy Seuss of 14.711 (96.513) in 2013.

Seuss qualified second Saturday at 14.817 (96.214). The points leader has won two of the first three races of the season.

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PRACTICE: Loftin Leads at Langley

Fastest In Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150 Sessions

HAMPTON, Va. – Brian Loftin led the way in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice Saturday afternoon at Langley Speedway in advance of the Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150.

Loftin, from Lexington, N.C., piloted his No. 23 L&R Transmissions Chevrolet to a fast lap of 14.772 seconds (96.507 mph) around the .396-mile oval in final practice. He ranked 11th in first practice.

Loftin’s practice pace was not far behind that of Andy Seuss’s qualifying record set last year of 14.711 (96.513).
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Jimmy Zacharias to Drive BRE #3 at Spring Sizzler

One of the most successful cars in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history will return for the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler. Rookie Jimmy Zacharias of Candor, NY will pilot the Boehler Racing Enterprises (BRE) #3 at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 26-27.

” My dad and Michael (Boehler) just started talking and put the deal together,” Zacharias said. “… Hopefully all goes well and we can continue out the season on the tour and run for Rookie of the Year. I’ll also be at Chemung Speedrome on Friday nights defending my NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified championship.”

Zacharias will be driving for one of the most storied team’s in local Modified racing. The Boehler family has fielded a race car since 1957. Bugs Stevens became the first driver to win three consecutive national Modified championships in Lenny Boehler’s Ole Blue. Wayne Anderson captured the 1994 crown, while Tony Hirschman, Jr. captured back to back championships in 1995 and 1996. The inaugural Spring Sizzler was won by the late Fred DeSarro in 1972.

“It’s awesome ,” Zacharias said. “I’m so thankful that they allowed me an opportunity. The car and team have been around Modified racing for a very long time. And the car has a great deal of success over the years with some great Modified drivers behind the wheel.”

Zacharias is hopeful that his sponsors will provide financial support to the BRE team. The BRE crew will work on the car, with possibly some of Zacharias’ crew members assisting. 

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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: Langley

Analyzing The Courtyard By Marriott/Pepsi 150 At Langley

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the second week in a row to contest the Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150 at Langley Speedway on Saturday, April 12. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the Hampton, Va., track:

Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150 Setup:
• Each of the previous four NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races at Langley Speedway have seen a different driver reach Victory Lane.

• Points leader Andy Seuss has won two of the season’s first three events. The 2011 Langley victor, Seuss has won five of the last seven NWSMT races dating back to the end of the 2013 season.
• Langley is one of just two tracks on the 2014 schedule that four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III has yet to register a win at. He also enters this week with the second-longest winless drought of his career.
• There will be two events at Langley this season for the first time since the NWSMT began racing there in 2010.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Langley

Seuss Goes For A Spring Sweep In Virginia

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andy Seuss will look to continue his sizzling start to the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season with a sweep of the spring races in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Seuss earned a decisive victory last week at South Boston Speedway, and he hopes to continue his Old Dominion State dominance as the tour rolls on to Langley Speedway for Saturday’s Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150.

A second-straight win would also mean another milestone for the New Hampshire native. Seuss became the Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s first multi-time winner at South Boston last Saturday, a feat he could match this week at Langley. Seuss was previously triumphant at the .396-mile oval in 2011.

Seuss has unquestionably been the southern tour’s hottest racer since last fall. Starting at Caraway Speedway on Sept. 8, 2013, he has won five of the last seven races, including two of three in 2014.

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Twice As Nice for Seuss at SoBo

Dominates To Claim 17th Southern Modified Tour Victory

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – It was a nice afternoon for a drive for Andy Seuss.

The Hampstead, N.H., driver dominated and won Saturday’s South Boston 150 in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action under a blue sky at South Boston Speedway. Seuss became the first repeat winner in six visits to the .4-mile Virginia oval for the tour. He won the Southern Tour’s inaugural visit to the track in 2009. The victory was the 17th of Suess’ career and the second in three outings this season behind the wheel of his No. 11 Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet.

Seuss, who started second on the grid, took the lead from pole sitter Danny Bohn, who won his second career Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, in the opening laps and made it look easy from there. 

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QUALIFYING: Bohn Best at South Boston

Edges Seuss For 2nd Career SoMod Pole

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny 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 Andy Seuss, who won the inaugural tour event at South Boston Speedway in 2009, by a narrow margin of .003 seconds. Bohn made his way around the .4-mile historic Virginia oval in 14.784 seconds for an average speed of 97.403 mph. It’s the second career pole win for the 2012 Southern Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year. His first came in September 2012 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

Seuss just missed his 11th career pole and second of 2014 with a time of 14.787 seconds (97.383 mph) and will start on the outside of Row 1 for the 150-lap feature race. Kyle Ebersole posted the third-quickest lap of the session at 14.895 seconds (96.677 mph) while rookie Joe Ryan Osborne was fourth at 14.903 seconds (96.625 mph). Points leader JR Bertuccio rounded out the top five with a 14.914-second (96.554 mph) lap.

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PRACTICE: Bohn Sets Pace at South Boston

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Makes Sixth Visit To SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny Bohn was on top of the speed chart following the second of two practice sessions for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

Bohn, of Freehold, N.J., turned a lap of 14.835 seconds (97.068 mph) around the .4-mile oval as teams practiced for this afternoon’s South Boston 150.

Defending tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III was second quickest, with a lap of 14.871 seconds at an average speed of 96.833 mph. Rookie Joe Ryan Osborne was third fastest, followed by Kyle Ebersole and J.R. Bertuccio. Rounding out the top 10 were Andy Seuss, Spencer Davis, Jason Myers, A.J. Winstead and Gary Putnam.

Seuss led the first practice session with a quick lap 14.832 seconds (97.087 mph), followed by Bohn, Davis, Ebersole and George Brunnhoelzl III.

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Whelen So. Mod Stat Advance: South Boston

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will continue its 2014 campaign with the South Boston 150 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on Saturday, April 5. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

South Boston 150 Setup:
• Each of the previous five NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races at South Boston Speedway have seen a different driver reach Victory Lane. George Brunnhoelzl III and Andy Seuss have an opportunity to become the first multi-time winners at the track this week.

• Brunnhoelzl, the defending South Boston 150 winner, enters this week with seven straight podium finishes.
• Seuss, the inaugural South Boston race victor, has won four of the last six races dating back to the end of the 2013 season.
• There will be two events at South Boston this season for the first time since the NWSMT began racing there in 2009.

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Whelen So. Mod News & Notes: South Boston

Brunnhoelzl Remains Consistent In Pursuit Of Fifth Crown

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Even though he reached Victory Lane three times in the first half of the 2013 season, it was the consistent top finishes down the stretch that secured George Brunnhoelzl III a fourth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour title. In 2014, the native Long Islander has picked up right where he left off.

Entering Saturday’s South Boston 150 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Brunnhoelzl has posted finishes of second and third, respectively, through this season’s first two events at Caraway Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park. The 2014 start is quite similar to the 2013 finish, when he closed out a third straight title with six podium finishes.

Likewise, this season’s start is eerily similar to that of last year. Brunnhoelzl, originally from West Babylon, N.Y., was second in the 2013 opener at Caraway and finished fourth at Southern National. A run of three straight wins then began with the South Boston 150.

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Whelen Southern Mod Race Postponed

Forecast Forces Caraway Speedway Event To Called Off

SOPHIA, N.C. — A very unfavorable forecast of continued rain throughout the day prompted NASCAR and Caraway Speedway officials to postpone Saturday’s Prestoria Farms 150.

A makeup date for the event will be determined at a later date.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is back on the track on Saturday, April 5 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Prestoria Farms 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 50th running of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway is set for Saturday, March 29 with the Prestoria Farms 150 in Sophia, N.C. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Prestoria Farms 150 Setup:
• Andy Seuss has been victorious in the last three Caraway Speedway races, a streak exceeded at the track only by L.W. Miller’s five straight wins in 2006-07.
• After recording his first career win last time out at Southern National Motorsports Park, JR Bertuccio is also the championship points leader for the first time. He finished third in the opener at Caraway.
• The Prestoria Farms 150 entry list features six previous Caraway winners: George Brunnhoelzl III (10), Seuss (9), Brian Loftin (8), Danny Bohn, Burt Myers and Jason Myers (1).

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Bertuccio Closes Deal at Southern National

Beats Brunnhoelzl For First Career Whelen Southern Mod Win

KENLY, N.C. — J.R. Bertuccio earned his first trip to Victory Lane the hard way.

The 32-year-old from Centerrach, N.Y., had to hold off four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III on a green-white-checkered finish to win Saturday’s Southern National 150.

The win came in Bertuccio’s 28th career start. He had three previous top fives with his best finish coming at Caraway Speedway with a third-place run in the 2014 season opener.

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QUALIFYING: Brunnhoelzl Tops Field

Earns 22nd Career Coors Pole, First At Southern National

KENLY, N.C. – For all the records he’s accumulated, George Brunnhoelzl III managed to knotch a first Saturday.

The four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion earned his 22nd career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for the Southern National 150. It was Brunnhoelzl’s first pole at Southern National Motorsports Park. Second was the previous best starting position for the West Babylon, N.Y., driver.

Brunnhoelzl, who was second fastest in practice, had a lap of 14.517 seconds (99.194 mph) in qualifying.

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PRACTICE: Seuss Brings Momentum to SNMP

Suess, Brunnhoelzl III Top Two In Final SN150 Final Practice

KENLY, N.C. – The brisk North Carolina weather had done nothing to cool off Andy Seuss.

The Hampstead, N.H., native topped the speed charts in final practice for the for the Southern National 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday with a fast lap of 14.692 seconds (98.013 mph). George Brunnhoelzl III was second quickest in final practice at 14.740 seconds (97.693 mph), followed by Brian Loftin at 14.755 seconds (97.594 mph), Burt Myers at 14.763 seconds (97.541 mph) and J.R. Bertuccio at 14.782 seconds (97.416 mph).

Rookie Spencer Davis, Danny Bohn, Luke Fleming, Joe Ryan Osborne and Kyle Ebersole rounded out the top 10.

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FansChoice.tv Brings Race Track to the Fans

AMA Pro, IMSA & NASCAR Team To Launch Live Streaming Site

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Motorcycle races at Daytona. Sports cars at Watkins Glen. Modifieds at Langley.

For race fans, if they couldn’t make it to the track and the event didn’t have television coverage, there hasn’t been an option to watch all the action. Until now.

AMA Pro Racing, IMSA and NASCAR announced today the launch of FansChoice.tv, a ground-breaking collaborative digital platform that will live stream various races not covered by broadcast television, giving fans new opportunities to follow their favorite series. It also will enhance fans viewing experience at the track with the ability to watch multiple cameras on their tablet or mobile device, and access archived broadcasts on demand.
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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: SNMP

Analyzing The Southern National 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will continue its 10th season of competition with the Southern National 150 on Saturday, March 15 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, N.C. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Southern National Race Setup:
• Andy Seuss has won four of the last five NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races dating back to the end of the 2013 season, including the fall race at Southern National Motorsports Park.
• Burt Myers is the defending winner of the Southern National 150 and the only driver with multiple wins there.
• Southern National is the only track on the 2014 schedule that four-time NWSMT champion George Brunnhoelzl III has never led a lap at, and one of only two where he has yet to reach Victory Lane.
• Either Seuss, Myers or Brunnhoelzl have won 23 of the last NWSMT 31 races, including 10 of the last 12.

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Super Sweep: Seuss Aces Caraway for Third Consecutive Win

SOPHIA, NC – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour opened its tenth anniversary season at Caraway Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Andy Seuss of Hampstead, NH scored his fourth win in the last five races after pacing all practices, taking the pole and leading all 150 laps. Defending champion George Brunnhoelzl, III finished second, while JR Bertuccio, Burt Myers, and Jason Myers rounded out the top five.

Seuss has reached his apogee in the last 19 races with five wins, 11 top fives and 16 top 10s. His third consecutive Caraway win placed him one shy of series record holder George Brunnhoelzl, III.

The Late Models were first out and did not disappoint with a photo finish between veteran Robert Tyler and youngster Dillon Bassett. However, the Modifieds were scheduled show everyone was waiting for was a little later in the afternoon.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: SNMP

Seuss Looks To Keep Rolling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Although it may be too early to tell, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour may have finally found its answer to George Brunnhoelzl III’s domination. That answer comes in the form of Brunnhoelzl’s former teammate, Andy Seuss.

Seuss turned in a thoroughly dominating performance en route to victory on Sunday at Caraway Speedway in the Whelen Season Opener 150. As the tour rolls on to Southern National Motorsports Park for this coming Saturday’s Southern National 150, Seuss seems poised to make more noise in 2014.

The Hampstead, N.H., native closed the 2013 campaign with wins in three of the season’s last four events, including the fall date at Southern National where he led wire-to-wire, a feat he duplicated Sunday at Caraway.
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Seuss Opens Season in Dominating Form

Leads Wire To Wire In Winning Whelen Opener At Caraway

SOPHIA, N.C. — Andy Seuss mounted his challenge to dethrone George Brunnhoelzl III for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Sunday in dominating fashion.

The 26-year-old from Hampstead, N.H., was fastest in practice, won the Coors Light Pole Award and led every lap en route to winning the Whelen Season Opener 150 at Caraway Speedway. His No. 11 Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet finished 1.465 seconds ahead of runner-up Brunnhoelzl.

JR Bertuccio, Burt Myers and Jason Myers rounded out the top five.

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PRACTICE: Seuss Off to Fast Early Start

Led The Way In Whelen Southern Modified Caraway Practice

SOPHIA, N.C. – Andy Seuss won the last two NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events at Caraway Speedway last fall, and he’s picked up right where he left off.

Seuss, from Hampstead, N.H., posted a fast lap of 15.983 seconds (102.484 mph) during the 30-minute practice session in advance of Sunday’s Whelen Season Opener 150 at the venerable .455-mile oval.

Seuss has eight career victories at Caraway, tied for second with Brian Loftin and trailing only George Brunnhoelzl III’s 10.
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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Whelen Season Opener 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is set to take the green flag for its 10th season of competition with the Whelen Season Opener 150 on Sunday, March 9 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Caraway Race Setup:
• With this week’s Whelen Season Opener 150, Caraway Speedway will have played host to the NWSMT’s first date on the calendar in eight of 10 seasons.
• George Brunnhoelzl III (10), Brian Loftin and Andy Seuss (8) top the list of six previous Caraway winners that are expected to enter this week’s race.
• Brunnhoelzl is a two-time (2011, `12) winner of the Whelen Season Opener 150. Those victories were the first step toward two of his four championship seasons.
• Seuss won the last two Caraway races. Only L.W. Miller (5) and Junior Miller (3) have previously won at least three races in a row at the track.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

10th Season Of Competition For Whelen Southern Modifieds

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will have a milestone weekend when the 2014 season takes the green flag on Sunday, March 9 at Caraway Speedway.

The Whelen Season Opener 150 will launch the 10th season of competition for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour, which held its inaugural event at Caraway on March 26, 2005. Nine years and 48 races later, the track and tour have forged quite a history together. No other facility has welcomed the tour more than nine times through the first nine seasons.

This week’s Whelen Season Opener 150 will mark the eighth time in 10 years that the high-banked .455-mile oval has been the site of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s opening contest. The Sophia, N.C., oval has also hosted the finale five times, and traditionally holds a July 4 weekend event among its midseason dates.

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