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Home Tracks Track Operators Convene

10th Year For Southern Mods, Weekly Point Structure Enhanced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Enhancements to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series point structures and a special 10th season logo for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour were previewed during Sunday’s annual NASCAR Home Tracks track operator conference in Daytona Beach.

After a decade of growth, the new NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour anniversary logo is themed “10 Seasons Running.” The tour is NASCAR’s newest domestic series. Seven tracks are on the tour’s 15- event championship schedule this year.

“Every season since its inception, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour becomes more competitive and exciting,” said Phil Kurze, vice president-motorsports for series sponsor Whelen Engineering. “We all look forward with great anticipation to the 10th season running of southern style NASCAR Modified racing.”

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Daytona

Northern, Southern Mods Go Head-To-Head For Bragging Rights

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Ryan Preece is in the business of collecting trophies. Next up on his wish list is the UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.

Preece, from Berlin, Conn., captured his first tour title last fall. The long-sought-after championship trophy followed four triumphs during the campaign at northeastern modified strongholds Stafford Motor Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut, and Riverhead Raceway on New York’s Long Island, where he won twice.

The 23-year-old even went down south and added another bucket list trophy to his collection from North Carolina’s famed Bowman Gray Stadium in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action.

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K&N Pro Series East News & Notes: Florida

Gaulding Ready For Next Steps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Advancement is about tackling the next challenge followed by searching for another.

The next steps for Gray Gaulding, 16, are fairly cut and dried – battle for a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in 2014 and begin the progression through NASCAR’s national series ranks.

The Colonial Heights, Va., driver begins the pursuit of the former on Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway as part of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Coming off a somewhat controversial NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win last November at Phoenix International Raceway, Gaulding is ready to get down to business.

In that Phoenix event, the then 15-year-old Gaulding made contact with race leader Cole Custer on the final lap and went on to claim his first NASCAR touring series victory.
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Live Broadcast for UNOH Battle At The Beach

FOX Sports 2, MRN and SiriusXM To Carry Race Coverage

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Last year’s 2013 UNOH Battle At The Beach may have been the most talked about short-track event of the season. There was plenty of action and drama as Daytona International Speedway hosted the inaugural event on its backstretch.

The UNOH Battle At The Beach is back at “The World Center of Racing” on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and again will air live on television and radio. FOX Sports 2 will broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Motor Racing Network (MRN) will go on the air at 6:45 p.m. with its pre-show, and the broadcast will be streamed live at MRN.com and simulcast by SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90.

The evening kicks off with the special non-points combination event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points race follows at approximately 8:45 p.m. Both races will be 150 laps on the .37-mile oval.

Last year, popular veteran Steve Park used a little “chrome horn” to pass nine-time champion Mike Stefanik for the modified victory, while Cameron Hayley picked up his first NASCAR win in the K&N Pro Series race.

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Penalty, Appeals Process Changes Announced

Aimed Toward Better Effectiveness, More Transparency

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As part of its wide-ranging initiatives to transform its competition model, NASCAR today announced enhancements to its penalty structure and appeals process beginning this season. In addition to these changes, NASCAR also announced the appointment of a Final Appeals Officer for the sport.

“NASCAR’s Deterrence System is designed to help maintain the integrity and competitive balance of our sport while sending a clear message that rules violations will not be tolerated,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president of racing operations. “This is a more transparent and effective model that specifically spells out that ‘X’ infraction equals ‘X’ penalty for technical infractions.

“At the same time, we believe the Appeals process allows a fair opportunity for our NASCAR Members to be heard, and have penalty disputes resolved by an impartial, relevant group of people with the ability to handle the complexities inherent in any appeal. This system has been tailored specifically to fit the needs of our sport.”
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VIDEO: Watch 2013 NASCAR Awards Shows

Replays of Whelen All-American Awards & Night Of Champions

Watch complete multilingual video coverage from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards. Both events took place in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center adjacent to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Dec. 13-14, 2013.

The videos include Red Carpet driver interviews in addition to the full awards programs.

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES AWARDS: ENGLISH | SPANISH

NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH

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Ownership of LFR Chassis Inc. Offer Numerous Details on the Newly Formed Organization

On Friday, company principals Rob Fuller and Steve Leavitt announced the formation of LFR Chassis Inc. Saturday, with the two company owners fielding questions from across the racing world on the objectives and goals of the new company, the decision was made to answer some of those questions.

Below, Fuller answers many of the questions that have been directed at company principals since the announcement of the new endeavor.

Q: The word is out now on the LFR Chassis. This is a huge undertaking. How did this come about and why?

A: It is a big undertaking for sure. I have a great relationship with Billy and all the guys at Troyer. I have really challenged those guys with creating custom parts and pieces for my cars so the thought of doing something like this has been there for years. It’s really no surprise to Billy. I offered to get involved with the asphalt side of Troyer back in May and was honest with Billy in telling him I planned on doing the Troyer asphalt side of things or doing this deal. I really want to design and build a chassis that is on the cutting edge of technology. I think the timing is right and the racers are ready for it. I worked closely with Steve on his late Model chassis and enjoyed every minute of it. The end result was a late model that was heads and shoulders above the rest and the performance was there. The partnership with Steve will be a win-win for both of us – Steve has tremendous talent but is not getting any younger! This provides him some security and me the opportunity to develop chassis so it’s a great opportunity for both of us.

Q: Back to Troyer. You and your family have been running under the Troyer banner for years. How do you think this will affect that relationship?

A: I have a ton of respect for Billy. Like I said it was my first choice to get involved with his product. That being said I really don’t expect much to change. Billy has a lot going on in other areas. He has a niche with the name and his huge customer base so I’m sure the effect on his business will be minimal. I don’t expect building 30 chassis a year for sure. My focus will be the guys who want something different and a more custom part. I want a smaller clientele with higher customer service.

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New England Racing Legends Rob Fuller & Steve Leavitt Announce Formation of LFR Chassis

High-End Chassis and Components will be constructed for NASCAR Modified, Late Model and Pass North and South race teams

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — As the 2014 race season begins, Rob Fuller and Steve Leavitt have announced a partnership to create LFR Chassis, Inc. (Leavitt Fuller Racecars). The company will provide a cutting edge chassis that will be user friendly and provide high-end components and customer service to the top-tier modified and late model race teams.

The Leavitt name is synonymous with high quality fabrication and Fuller has competed at every level of racing at an equally high level so the product and customer service will be second to none in the industry. Fuller, the primary owner of LFR Chassis, will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations, including customer relations and overseeing chassis construction.

“I really want to design and build a chassis that is on the cutting edge of technology and I think the timing is right and the racers are ready for it,” said Fuller. “My focus will be the racers who want something different and a more custom part. I want a smaller clientele with higher customer service.”

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UNOH Battle At The Beach Tickets on Sale

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the second annual UNOH Battle At The Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 18, part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 at Daytona International Speedway, are now on sale. Ticket prices start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

UNOH Battle At The Beach is a short-track event held on the backstretch of the “World Center of Racing” that will feature the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

For competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the 150-lap race will be a championship points event while it will be a non-points 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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North vs. South: Mods Clash in All-Star Shootout

LOUDON, NH — The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

The debut of a new, all-star shootout event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified National and Southern series; the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East; and the battle for the Camping World RV Sales 301 pole will create one of the biggest and most diverse pole days on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Friday, July 11, 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Andy Seuss to Continue with Ideal Racing; Park in #09 Entry

Seuss Enters Fourth Season with Ideal Racing

Andy Seuss of Hampstead, NH confirmed on Sunday that he will return to Ideal Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. A regular on the circuit since 2008, Seuss has never finished outside the top-five in points. He has won seven races since joining Eddie Harvey’s Ideal Racing team in 2011.

Seuss drove the #11 Tammie Davis/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet to third in points last season. Three consecutive wins at Caraway and Southern National last fall surged Seuss from fifth to third in the standings. Seuss’ most recent win at Southern National was his 15th series victory, placing him second on the all-time win list.

“I think we’re on top of our game,” Seuss said. “(We) need to keep the momentum going and need a little luck”

“We are ready to roll,” car owner Eddie Harvey said. “Everything is in place to take (the) title back to Ideal Racing.” Ideal Racing won back to back Whelen Southern Modified championships with George Brunnhoelzl, III in 2011 and 2012.

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Cole Powell to Test ARCA Car at Daytona

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Cole Powell of Mount Brydges, Ontario will test at Daytona International Speedway this week in advance of his ARCA Racing Series debut on February 15, 2014.

“(It) just happened though connections with people knowing people and we were guided towards Empire,” Powell said.

Empire Racing is based in Mooresville, NC and owned by John Corr. The car will be either #8 or #48. There are no additional ARCA races are planned at this time. Powell could not provide specifics regarding a potential ride in the NASCAR Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m really excited to get to the track this week for the test and finally get to feel what it’s like to drive Daytona Speedway,” Powell said. “It’s going to be a dream come true.”

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Touring Series Champions Honored

Top Performers Of 2013 Celebrate At Hall Of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The common thread throughout Saturday’s NASCAR Night of Champion Touring Awards was of a dream realized.

From Lakeport, Calif., to San Sebastián, Spain, seven NASCAR drivers collected their series championship trophies and received their coveted championship rings from NASCAR President Mike Helton.

“To win this championship, to accomplish this goal, it means the world to me,” said 22-year-old Ryan Preece, who became the youngest champion of NASCAR’s oldest division, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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2014 Southern Modified Schedule Announced

Fifteen Race Schedule Covers Seven Traditional Tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule has a pair of special non-points events on the slate this season to go along with its traditional calendar and some notable additions.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s 10th season of competition will see 15 championship points events scattered throughout the tour’s familiar southeastern footprint. Added to the season-opening non-points UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway is another special event folded into the June Whelen Modified Tour visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Also new this year is second dates added to Virginia short tracks – Langley Speedway and South Boston Speedway.

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Champions Battle In iRacing Challenge

Preece Top-Finisher Among Title Winners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fans and champions competed side-by-side in the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Challenge presented by iRacing.com Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR fan and occasional iRacing competitor Ricky Hardin, of Fort Mill, S.C., edged NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece to win the final event that was competed in NASCAR Sprint Cups Series Generation-6 cars on the 1.5-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“It was a lot of fun to race against these guys,” said Hardin. “To be completely honest, the key for me was starting up front and being able to stay there. iRacing is something I enjoy doing as often as I’m able.”

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Champions Week Kicks Off in Charlotte

iRacing.com Challenge At Hall of Fame Sets Stage Wednesday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s top drivers throughout its regional touring and weekly series will be in the spotlight this week in Charlotte, N.C., with a bevy of activities leading up to the awards ceremonies Friday and Saturday night.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion Lee Pulliam, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

“We’ve been really looking forward to this,” said Lee Pulliam, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion. “A lot of hard work has gone into this year to get us to this point. Charlotte was a blast last year, and it’s already started off that way this year.

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NASCAR Announces Modifications to NASCAR Hall of Fame Eligibility & Selection Process; Creates New Award for Outstanding Contributions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR today announced a number of changes to the selection process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame (NHOF), including a modification to driver eligibility parameters and the creation of a new award to honor significant contributions to the growth and success of the sport.

In all, six changes and updates will be made starting with the selection of the Class of 2015 – all designed to improve upon an already strong process that has led to the selection of 25 deserving inductees.

“We’re very proud of how the NASCAR Hall of Fame has evolved and believe the first five classes reflect the strength of the nominating and voting procedures, with voices from every corner of our industry included in the selection process,” said Brett Jewkes, NASCAR vice president and chief communications officer. “Based on feedback from voters, industry leaders, media who cover our sport and the fans, we believe the changes announced today are a strong recognition of the uniqueness of our sport and will make the overall selection process even stronger in how we honor those who have driven NASCAR to great success on and off the track.”

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Champion Profile: George Brunnhoelzl III

Continues To Chase History With 4th Southern Modified Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Another year and another addendum to the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour record book by George Brunnhoelzl III. Who will slow down first – Jimmie Johnson or Brunnhoelzl?

Brunnhoelzl, from West Babylon, N.Y., captured his third straight tour championship in 2013, and fourth in the last five years. Both the streak and the total extended the records he already shared or owned. This one, though, had a little different flavor in a couple of respects.

In a broader historical perspective, Brunnhoelzl became the first NASCAR touring series driver to earn three straight titles since Andy Santerre won four in a row from 2002-05 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The true target is Mike Stefanik’s mark of seven NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships.

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Champion Car Owner & Crew Chief: George Brunnhoelzl Jr.

Diligence Is Major Key To Success

It was a return to its roots for Brunnhoelzl Racing in 2013.

After picking up a pair of NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour titles with Ideal Racing in 2011 and 2012, George Brunnhoelzl III returned to his family-owned team in 2013 under the guidance of car owner and crew chief George Brunnhoelzl Jr.

The team barely skipped a beat which is testament to the team’s diligence and attention to detail.

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UNOH Battle at the Beach to Return for Budweiser Speedweeks 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The UNOH Battle At The Beach, a short-track event held for the first time earlier this year featuring NASCAR’s regional and touring series, will return to Daytona International Speedway during Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The action-packed day of practice, qualifying and racing will be headlined by two 150-lap events with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

For competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the 150-lap race will be a championship points event while it will be a non-points 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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UNOH Battle at the Beach Returns to DIS

Daytona, New Smyrna Highlight Week Of Short-Track Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bent sheet metal, hurt feelings, last-lap action and ecstatic winners.

That’s what the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach promised. And it delivered.

The event, held on the short track on the Superstretch of Daytona International Speedway, will return to the “World Center of Racing” during Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. It will highlight a week full of NASCAR racing at Daytona and neighboring New Smyrna Speedway, a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track.

unoh-battle-at-the-beach-final-logo“Fans around the world look forward to Speedweeks to kick off the NASCAR season, and we are proud to be able to present a week of short-track action leading up to the 56th running of the Daytona 500,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of touring & weekly series. “The anticipation for last year’s first UNOH Battle At The Beach was surpassed only by the number of people talking about the electrifying finishes. From New Smyrna to Daytona, and from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this week provides a direct link between our short tracks and biggest stage, and further amplifies the spotlight on the rising talent throughout NASCAR’s touring and weekly series.”

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Bragging Rights on the Line for Champions

Media, Fans Invited To iRacing.com Challenge At NASCAR Hall

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Can Lee Pulliam beat Ryan Preece in an SK Modified at Stafford? Which multi-time champion is better around Langley in a stock car: George Brunnhoelzl III or Dylan Kwasniewski? Would Canadian Scott Steckly beat Spaniard Ander Vilarino at England’s Brands Hatch?

And what happens when you let fans and media behind the wheel and into the mix?

Those questions – and bragging rights– will be determined Wednesday, Dec. 11 as the NASCAR touring & weekly series’ Champions Week in Charlotte, N.C., kicks off with the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Challenge presented by iRacing.com.

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Fleming Claims SoMod Sunoco Rookie Honors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After kicking off his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour career with a bang in 2009, Luke Fleming completed his first full season of competition this year as the Sunoco Rookie of the Year.

Fleming, 26, outdistanced Jeremy Gerstner for the honor and was the top-finishing rookie on four occasions this year. Overall, he finished eighth in the championship point standings with one top-five and five top-10 finishes behind the wheel of his No. 40 Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink/AutosByNelson.com Ford. He scored a season-best finish of fifth on Oct. 5 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C.

“It’s what we set out to do at the start of the season and we’re really proud that we could see it through,” said Fleming. “With the point structure it’s difficult to build a lead. It made it exciting.”

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Brunnhoelzl Clinches Whelen So Mod Title

Takes Record Fourth Championship, While Burt Myers Grabs Win

CONCORD, N.C. – George Brunnhoelzl III clinched the 2013 championship for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour in the season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night, to extend his record for tour titles to four.

It also marks the third consecutive tour championship for the 30-year-old West Babylon, N.Y., driver – who in addition to his 2011 and 2012 titles, won the crown in 2009.

While Brunnhoelzl wrapped up the championship just by taking the green flag in his No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet, there was plenty of drama late in the race as Burt Myers inherited the lead and won the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on the quarter-mile oval at CMS.

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Brunnhoelzl Clinches Whelen SoMod Title

Takes Record Fourth Championship, While Burt Myers Grabs Win

CONCORD, N.C. – George Brunnhoelzl III clinched the 2013 championship for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour in the season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night, to extend his record for tour titles to four.

It also marks the third consecutive tour championship for the 30-year-old West Babylon, N.Y., driver – who in addition to his 2011 and 2012 titles, won the crown in 2009.

“To win one championship is crazy enough, but to win three in a row and four is impossible unless you have the people behind me that I do,” said Brunnhoelzl. “A lot of people work really hard to make all of this happen and I can’t thank them enough.”

While Brunnhoelzl wrapped up the championship just by taking the green flag in his No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet, there was plenty of drama late in the race as Burt Myers inherited the lead and won the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on the quarter-mile oval at CMS.

Myers took over the top spot when Ryan Preece, who had won the pole and appeared to be headed to his second victory in three starts, slowed with a broken rocker arm in his engine just 12 laps from the finish. Myers, then, paced the field the rest of the way in his No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams Towing & Recovery Ford.

“I knew we had a good car, but Ryan’s was probably a little better,” said the victorious Myers. “I was hoping for a caution to make up the track position, but he quit and I turned around my strategy and didn’t want a caution.”

It marks the third win this season and 11th career tour victory for the 2010 tour champion from Walnut Cove, N.C. – who started fourth on the grid Saturday night. Myers won the inaugural Charlotte race in 2010 and now has four top-five finishes in four starts at the track.

“There’s nothing like winning here at Charlotte,” he said.

Kyle Ebersole, who trailed Brunnhoelzl by 32 points coming into the final race, finished second behind Myers. Brunnhoelzl came home third while Tim Brown and Danny Bohn were fourth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 were A.J. Winstead, John Smith, Jason Myers, Luke Fleming and Thomas Stinson.

The UNOH Southern Slam 150 was streamed live on NASCARHomeTracks.com, NASCAR.com’s official home for touring and weekly series news and results.

Brunnhoelzl will be honored for his championship season along with NASCAR’s other touring series champions on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the NASCAR Touring Series Awards in the Grand Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

RACE RESULTS | LAP-BY-LAP RECAP | POSTRACE AUDIO: KYLE EBERSOLE | POSTRACE AUDIO: GEORGE BRUNNHOELZL III

Sources: Kevin W. Green/NASCAR WSMT PR

NWSMT Charlotte 10/10/13 Unofficial Results

Whelen Southern Modified Tour

Race: NWSMT Charlotte 10/10/13
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Points B/Points Status
1 4 1 Burt Myers Citrusafe/Adam’s Towing & Recovery Ford 150 47 4 Running
2 3 5 Kyle Ebersole Ebersole Excavating Ford 150 42 Running
3 8 28 George Brunnhoelzl, III Epox-Z/Oval Speed Chevrolet 150 41 Running
4 2 02 Tim Brown Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet 150 41 1 Running
5 11 65 Danny Bohn Cedar Peaks/Rustoleum Chevrolet 150 39 Running
6 5 99 AJ Winstead * Health Diagnostic Laboratory Chevrolet 150 38 Running
7 9 25 John Smith G-Oil/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet 150 37 Running
8 12 4 Jason Myers Westbend Vineyards & Brewery Ford 150 36 Running
9 6 40 Luke Fleming * Koma Unwind/AutosByNelson.com Ford 150 35 Running
10 14 7 Thomas Stinson Dennis’ Towing/New Image Cleaning Chevrolet 150 34 Running
11 7 04 David Calabrese * Diamond Back Towing Chevrolet 150 33 Running
12 15 11 Andy Seuss Tammie Davis/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet 149 32 Running
13 21 12 Mike Norman Auto Solutions/Combs Wholesale Produce Chevrolet 149 31 Running
14 13 2 JR Bertuccio Gershow Recycling Chevrolet 146 30 Running
15 1 41 Ryan Preece East West Marine/NAPA Chevrolet 136 31 2 Engine
16 18 8 Dalton Baldwin * ChildrensDreamRacer.com Chevrolet 124 28 Running
17 22 70 Jeremy Gerstner * GMR Complete Lawn/Fountain Mtspts. Chevrolet 108 27 Overheating
18 17 73 Cole Powell * Copp’s BuildAll/Tricar Chevrolet 73 26 Overheating
19 10 97 Bryan Dauzat O.B. Builders Chevrolet 26 25 Suspension
20 20 80 Cody Ware * SupportMilitary.org Chevrolet 26 24 Accident
21 16 77 Gary Putnam Stock Car Steel Chevrolet 26 23 Accident
22 19 82 Danny Watts Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet 24 22 Accident

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Ryan Preece, Time: 14.778 Seconds, Speed: 60.901 mph
Time of Race: 0 hrs., 51 mins, 25 secs Average Speed: 43.760 mph Margin of Victory: 1.140 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 3-6; 10-13; 19-21; 27-33; 77-78. 5 for 20 laps.
Lap Leaders: Ryan Preece grid, Tim Brown 1-7, Ryan Preece 8-136, Burt Myers 137-150.
Total Laps Led: Ryan Preece 129, Burt Myers 14, Tim Brown 7. 2 changes involving 3 drivers.

* Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender

QUALIFYING: Preece Wins Charlotte Pole

Perfect 3-For-3 In Southern Tour This Season

CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece has migrated south three times this season and has won the Coors Light Pole on each occasion.

The Berlin, Conn., driver was fastest in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying for the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Preece, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader made his way around the quarter-mile track situated on the frontstretch of the 1.5-mile tri-oval in 14.778 seconds for an average speed of 60.901 mph.

Preece, a member of the prestigious NASCAR Next program, has a 26-point lead on defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby with one race to go. In addition to that and a full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule, he has traveled south to compete in Southern Modified Tour events at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., and this Charlotte event. The 22-year-old won the Bowman Gray race in August. Preece has 12 career poles in the New England-based Whelen Modified Tour.

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PRACTICE: Preece Tops Charlotte Charts

Whelen Mod Points Leader Seeks 2nd SoMod Win

CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece led NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice on Thursday for the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on the quarter-mile track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Preece, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader with one race to go, is making his third Whelen Southern Modified Tour start of the season which includes an Aug. 3 victory at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Berlin, Conn., driver posted best lap of 14.811 seconds for an average speed of 60.766 mph on the quarter-mile track located on the frontstretch of the 1.5-mile tri-oval. The time came in the first 45-minute session of the day. Preece is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young, talented drivers in NASCAR.

J.R. Bertuccio paced the field in final practice at 14.813 seconds (60.757 mph) followed by Kyle Ebersole at 14.861 seconds (60.561 mph). Danny Bohn scored the fourth-fastest lap across the two sessions at 14.913 seconds (60.350 mph) with 2010 Charlotte winner Burt Myers in fifth at 14.914 seconds (60.346 mph).

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Home Tracks to Live Stream NWSMT Finale

Coverage To Begin After Cup Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that NASCARHomeTracks.com, NASCAR.com’s official home for touring and weekly series news and results, will live stream the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season finale UNOH Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The webcast will feature flag-to-flag coverage of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s championship race from Charlotte where George Brunnhoelzl III looks to become the first four-time champion in tour history.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to bring the racing action from under the lights in Charlotte to fans across the globe,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “There is no substitute for being at the race track, but this is yet another avenue for fans to follow their favorite drivers and series wherever they may be.”

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Most Popular Driver Voting Begins Online

Fans Can Vote For Favorite Drivers In All Touring Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the sixth consecutive year, fans can vote online for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in each of NASCAR’s touring series.

The balloting is hosted on www.nascarhometracks.com for each of NASCAR’s touring series – the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (Twitter hashtag: #KNeast) and West (#KNWest), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (#NWMT), NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (#NWSMT), NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 (#NCATS), NASCAR Toyota Series (#NTSMx) and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (#NWES).

Fans may vote once per day and are encouraged to vote throughout the season. Voting continues for each series through Nov. 17.

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Southern Modified Stat Advance: Charlotte

Analyzing The UNOH Southern Slam At Charlotte Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to compete on the quarter-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, Oct. 10. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Charlotte, as well as some other statistical trends:

Charlotte Race Setup
• George Brunnhoelzl III brings a 32-point lead in the championship standings to the season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Based on a 26-car field, Brunnhoelzl can clinch the championship by just taking the green flag on Thursday night to extend his tour record for titles to four.
• While Brunnhoelzl has a substantial lead in points, there’s a tight battle for other spots in the top five of the standings. Kyle Ebersole is in second with only a one-point advantage over Andy Seuss. Burt Myers is fourth, 15 points back of Ebersole. Tim Brown and John Smith are battling for the fifth spot going into the final race, with equal points.

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