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PASS SLM 150 A Big Part of Next Weekend’s North-South Shootout

SOPHIA, NC — When race fans think of the 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout, it’s the tour-type Modifieds that come to mind first. However, with the PASS South Super Late Model Tour also at NC’s Caraway Speedway for the November 7-9 event, racing enthusiasts will be treated to a second major event next Saturday afternoon.

The PASS event will be 150 laps, and with close to 30 race teams expected to compete, this event will be every bit as competitive as the headlining Modified race. PASS National Champion Jay Fogelman (Durham, NC) is on the verge of a first career PASS South Championship, and obviously the veteran of three decades of success will be among the favorites.

Though not yet confirmed, north driver Ben Rowe is expected to travel from Maine to compete, as he did last season. Rowe, along with northern natives Rodney Brooks and Bill Catania bring a northern presence to this event for the PASS event at well. Midwest native Ross Kenseth (Mooresville, NC) is another potential entrant as well.

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Big November Set as PASS South Racers Look Forward to Major Events

CHARLOTTE, NC — As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures become more brisk, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model teams are making final preparations for two of the biggest events of the season. First, PASS South racers will head to Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC on November 9th to race as part of the 11th Annual North-South Shootout. Then, the 2013 season will come to a close on November 23rd with a big 200 lapper at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC as part of the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown. Both races carry a great deal of prestige in the short track racing community and will feature an array of unique divisions in addition to the PASS South Super Late Models, including the Tour-type Modifieds at Caraway and Must See Xtreme Racing Sprint Cars at Southern National.

The North-South Shootout will feature a 150 lap event for the PASS South Super Late Models on the tough .455 mile oval. The Shootout has become known as a “can’t miss” event for short track fans, particularly fans of the Modifieds. But, last year’s hard fought contest for the PASS South Super Late Models which saw current points leader Jay Fogleman hold off rising start Ross Kenseth in a thrilling finish, has fans clamoring to see more from the “Big Boys With The Bad, Fast Toys.”

Rookie Cole Timm heads to Caraway Speedway full of confidence for a good run in the North-South Shootout. Timm currently sits fifth in PASS South points with a best finish of fourth coming at Southern National back in June. With a strong run at Caraway last year in the PASS Pro Late Model division and another good run going in the Super back in May, Timm feels like the time is right to make his name in a high profile event like the Shootout.

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2011 NASCAR Champion Ron Silk Enters North-South Shootout

SOPHIA, NC — Ron Silk from Norwalk, Conn., is among the newest entries into the 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout scheduled to go green for 125 intense laps at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway on the weekend of November 7-9, which is now less than two weeks away.

The early entry list includes 17 drivers, with many more teams expected to add their name to the prestigious $60,000 event before the gates swing open on November 7. Final practice and qualifying takes place on Friday, November 8, with the Tour-Type Modifieds, PASS South Super Late Model Tour, and IMCA Type Modifieds running feature events on Saturday afternoon, November 9th.

“This will be our first time going to the Shootout at Caraway,” Silk noted. “We ran it when it was at Concord (N.C. Speedway) the last two years for (car owner) Eddie (Partridge). We’re looking forward to getting down there and racing. While Silk has not raced at the fast half mile of Caraway with his current TS Haulers Race Team, he did compete several times at Caraway when he drove for the late Roger Hill and co-owner Sandra Hill.

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NASCAR Champion Brunnhoelzl is Ready for North-South Shootout

ASHEBORO, NC — Among the list of favorites for the $60,000 plus, 125-lap, 11th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout is transplanted Long Island driver George Brunnhoelzl III.

The reigning NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion will clinch another title Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway before preparing for the Shootout, which pays a minimum of $6,000 to win on November 9th at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway.

“We look forward to it,” Brunnhoelzl said. “It’s a real big event. It should be a good race for the fans. I hope we get a good car turnout. It pays real well. It’s all around a good race so hopefully we will get a lot of fans to come out.

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Seuss Makes It Two In A Row At Caraway

Records Eighth Career Win At Track

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Andy Seuss found himself in familiar territory on Saturday night – Victory Lane at Caraway Speedway.

Nearly three weeks after winning at the .455-mile oval for the first time since Oct. 2011, Seuss was right back there after winning the Zooland 150. It was the Hampstead, N.H., driver’s eighth win at the track and the 14th of his tour career which gives him sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list.

“We definitely have it going in the right direction right now,” said Seuss. “We were just being patient early on and set ourselves up for the end.”

After starting from the second position Seuss took the lead from pole sitter Burt Myers on Lap 63.

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QUALIFYING: Myers Wins Caraway Pole

Second Straight For Veteran; Record 26th Of Tour Career

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Burt Myers won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying on Saturday for the Zooland 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Myers of Walnut Cove, N.C., got around the .455-mile oval in 15.906 seconds for an average speed of 102.980 mph. It’s the second straight pole win for the veteran, but neither race has yet to be run. He picked up his first of the season on Sept. 21 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., but bad weather arrived before the green flag could wave. The race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Myers extended his tour record for career poles to 26 with a tour-best 13 of those coming at Caraway.

Andy Seuss with a qualifying time of 15.955 seconds (102.664 mph) will start alongside Myers on the front row. Seuss started from the pole and won in his last outing on Sept. 8 at Caraway. Points leader George Brunnhoelzl III will start third after posing a time of 15.964 seconds (102.606 mph) followed by Tim Brown with a time of 15.970 seconds (102.567 mph). Kyle Ebersole was fifth-fastest in qualifying with a 15.990-second lap (102.439 mph).

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PRACTICE: Quick Caraway Start for Seuss

Seeking Second SoMod Tour Victory

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Andy Seuss led the way in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice on Saturday for the Zooland 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Seuss of Hampstead, N.H., navigated the .455-mile Tar Heel State oval in 15.954 seconds for an average speed of 102.670 mph. The pilot of the No. 11 Tammie Davis/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet is looking for his second straight tour win at Caraway after winning from the pole position on Sept. 8.

Points leader George Brunnhoelzl III was second-quickest on the charts at 16.022 seconds (102.234 mph) followed by Tim Brown at 16.063 seconds (101.973 mph). J.R. Bertuccio was fourth at 16.093 seconds (101.783 mph). Kyle Ebersole and Danny Bohn recorded an identical time of 16.110 seconds (101.676 mph) for the fifth-fastest time of the session.

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Southern Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Zooland 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the final time this season on Saturday, Sept. 28 for the Zooland 150. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup
• With three races remaining, George Brunnhoelzl III, in search of his third consecutive Southern Modified Tour title and fourth overall, has a 20-point lead on Kyle Ebersole.
• Brunnhoelzl and Andy Seuss have combined to win nine of the last 12 Caraway events.
• The Myers brothers – Burt and Jason – have combined to make 92 Caraway starts, but each has just one victory at the track.
• Ebersole has five consecutive top-10 finishes at Caraway dating back to last season including a personal track-best finish of second in July.
• John Smith has a streak of four straight top-10 finishes overall this season with three of those inside the top five.

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Southern Modified News & Notes: Caraway

Deck Shuffled A Bit With Schedule Change

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the rain started to fall on Sept. 21 in Kenly, N.C., the complexion of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season changed a little.

After getting practice and qualifying completed on Sept. 21 at Southern National Motorsports Park, the weather took a turn for the worse causing the race to be postponed until Saturday, Oct. 5. Points leader and defending tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III was fastest in practice while Burt Myers had the edge in qualifying and claimed the Coors Light Pole Award.

The schedule shift gives competitors a tight schedule that has three events in a span of 13 days to close out the 2013 campaign which is a tall order at any level of racing. Teams, now, may have to take a little different tack in their preparation and race strategy.

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Whelen Southern Modified Tour No. 02 Team Penalized for Rules Violations at Caraway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the No. 02 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Sept 8 at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, N.C..

The No. 02 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20D-10.5A (Only a one-piece magnetic steel drive shaft with a minimum outside diameter of two (2) inches and a minimum thickness of 0.090 inch will be permitted: Drive shaft did not meet the minimum thickness.) of the 2013 NASCAR rule book. The violation was discovered during post-race inspection.

Mark Ruhmann, crew chief of the No. 02 car, has been fined $250, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation until Oct. 23.

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Seuss Returns to Victory Lane at Caraway

Dominates En Route To 13th Whelen Southern Modified Win

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Andy Seuss found his way back to Victory Lane at Caraway Speedway Sunday night.

Seuss picked up his sixth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win at the .455-mile oval — but his first since 2011 — in dominating fashion in the Caraway 150.

Seuss led twice for a race-high 124 laps and out-distanced runner-up George Brunnhoelzl III by .833 seconds.

John Smith finished third, followed by Tim Brown and JR Bertuccio. Kyle Ebersole finished sixth, which allowed Brunnhoelzl to stretch his points lead to 20 points with three races remaining.

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QUALIFYNG: Seuss Wins Caraway Pole

Two In A Row For Veteran; Ninth In Career

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Andy Seuss won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying for the Caraway 150 on Sunday at Caraway Speedway.

Seuss of Hampstead, N.H., made his way around the .455-mile oval in 15.855 seconds for an average speed of 103.311 mph on the first of his two qualifying laps. It’s the second straight pole win for the driver of the No. 11 Tammie Davis/Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet having picked up his first of the season on Aug. 31 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., and the ninth of his tour career.

John Smith will start alongside Seuss on the front row after posting a 15.903-second for an average speed of 102.999 mph.

The second row for the Caraway 150 will consist of Tim Brown, who posted a time of 15.912 seconds (102.941 mph), and Jason Myers with a time of 15.959 seconds (102.638 mph).

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PRACTICE: Familiar Ground For Brunnhoelzl

Defending SoMod Tour Champ In Search Of 11th Caraway Win

ASHEBORO, N.C. – George Brunnhoelzl III knows Caraway Speedway like the back of his hand.

The 10-time Caraway winner in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour led Caraway 150 practice with a lap time of 15.916 seconds for an average speed of 102.915 mph on the .455-mile oval in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Brunnhoelzl of West Babylon, N.Y., leads the championship standings and won the tour’s last outing at the track on July 6.

Tim Brown was second fastest at 16.006 seconds (102.337 mph) followed by Andy Seuss at 16.014 seconds (102.286 mph). Kyle Ebersole, who picked up his first career win at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., on Aug. 31, was fourth at 16.027 seconds (102.203 mph) with Burt Myers in fifth at 16.165 seconds (101.330 mph).

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Whelen Southern Mod Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Caraway 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 8. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup
• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to Caraway Speedway for its fourth of five visits this season. George Brunnhoelzl III has dominated recent tour competition at Caraway, winning six of the past nine races.
• Brunnhoelzl has a 16-point lead in the championship standings over Kyle Ebersole, who has gained momentum with his first career tour win on Saturday night at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Brunnhoelzl And Ebersole 16 Points Apart With Four Races Left

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Ebersole has been good at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., throughout his young career, but George Brunnhoelzl III has been better.

Heading in to the ninth event of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 2013 season, Brunnhoelzl and Ebersole find themselves separated by only 16 points in the championship standings. Two of the final four events on the calendar, including this weekend’s Caraway 150, take place at Caraway, a track where both drivers have seen success.

Ebersole, the 22-year-old from Hummelstown, Pa., is coming off his first career victory last weekend at Langley (Va.) Speedway. In eight starts at Caraway, he has five top-five-finishes, including a runner-up finish his last time out. Brunnhoelzl, on the other hand, has been flat out dominant at the .455-mile semi-banked asphalt oval. The North Babylon, N.Y., native has 10 wins, 21 top fives and a total of 1143 laps led in 33 career starts. In his last eight races, Brunnhoelzl has five wins, six top fives and eight top 10 finishes.

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Brunnhoelzl Nabs Record 20th Tour Win

Wire-To-Wire For Whelen Southern Modified Victory At Caraway

ASHEBORO, N.C. – He had to wait a day to do it, but George Brunnhoelzl III went wire-to-wire at Caraway Speedway on Saturday to score a record 20th career win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

It also marks a tour leading 10th win on the .455-mile track for the three-time tour champion, who hails from West Babylon, N.Y.

The Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 had been scheduled for Friday, but persistent rain showers led to it being postponed for 24 hours. Brunnhoelzl’s No. 28 EpoxZ/Oval Speed Chevrolet gained the pole position for the event, when qualifying was also rained out on Friday.

Brunnhoelzl’s biggest threat came late in the race when Andy Seuss challenged for the lead. He pushed Brunnhoelzl through Turn 4 on Lap 135, but spun while going for the lead a lap later – bringing out the fifth caution of the night.
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Rain Forces SoMod Tour Postponement

Caraway Speedway Event Set For Saturday

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Persistent rain showers throughout Friday forced a postponement of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s Daggett Schuler Attorneys-At-Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 at Caraway Speedway.

The race is now set to get underway on Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET following the completion of the track’s local division feature events. The gates will open to the public at 6 p.m.

Rain washed away Friday’s qualifying session and the field for the 150-lap race was set per the tour’s rule book. Points leader George Brunnhoelzl III will start from the pole position and Kyle Ebersole will start alongside on the front row.

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PRACTICE: Brown Leads Pack at Caraway

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Returns To Competition

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Tim Brown led the way in practice for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway on Friday.

The veteran driver from Rural Hall, N.C., lapped the .455-mile oval in his No. 02 Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet in 16.013 seconds at an average speed of 102.292 mph, as teams prepared for tonight’s Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150.

Brian Loftin was second quickest in the practice session, with a lap of 16.166 seconds (101.324 mph), with the the tour returning to action following an 11-week break. He was followed by Kyle Ebersole, Brandon Ward and Andy Seuss. Three-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III – who leads the tour with nine wins at Caraway, including the most recent one in April – was sixth fastest in practice. He was followed by John Smith, Danny Bohn, Jason Myers and J.R. Bertuccio.

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Southern Mod Statistical Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup
• Following an 11-week break in competition, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action at Caraway Speedway on Friday, July 5.
• George Brunnhoelzl III hopes to pick up where he left off with back-to-back wins in April. The most recent was his 19th career tour win, which was his ninth at Caraway.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour At Caraway Speedway
• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has made 45 visits to Caraway Speedway, including two previous events earlier this season.
• Caraway Speedway is a .455-mile oval near Asheboro, N.C., that boasts 13 degrees of banking in the corners with nine degrees of banking on the straightaways.
• The 45 tour events have resulted in 11 different winners. With his nine wins, George Brunnhoelzl III has the most tour victories at Caraway.
• There have been seven different Coors Light Pole Award winners at Caraway. Brunnhoelzl and Burt Myers are tied for the most, with 12 each.
• L.W. Miller has led the most laps of tour competition at Caraway, pacing the pack for 1,048 circuits.
• Brian Loftin has the most top-five finishes in the tour at Caraway, with 25.
• Jason Myers has the most tour top-10 finishes at Caraway, with 34. His brother, Burt, is second on the list with 32.
• George Brunnhoelzl III has the best average finish in tour competition at Caraway. The three-time champion has an average finish of 5.84 in 32 starts.
• Jason Myers is the only driver to start all 45 tour events at Caraway.
• Ninety different drivers have competed in the tour at Caraway.

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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Points Leader Brunnhoelzl Ready To Return To Action

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Spring Break is over, and George Brunnhoelzl III couldn’t be more happy.

Unofficially referred to as “Spring Break,” the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule traditionally does not include May and June race dates. The calendar has now turned to July, and it’s time to go back racing with the Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law/Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 on Friday, July 5 at Caraway Speedway in rural, Asheboro, N.C.

The resumption of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule at Caraway this week is welcomed news for Brunnhoelzl. Not only has he won five of the previous eight events at the .455-mile oval, but unlike many of his southern tour competitors, he hasn’t raced at all during the 11-week schedule break.

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Memorial Day Weekend Double Set for PASS Competitors

NAPLES, ME — For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. Folks all over the country break out their swimsuits and sunscreen to unwind after hibernating through the winter and spring. For race fans, the upcoming weekend highlights many of the pinnacles in racing. Open wheel’s Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Monaco and stock car racing’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte are some of the most coveted trophies in all of motorsports.

Short track racing is no different. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model divisions provide some of the toughest competition in all of racing. And, competitors know they have beaten the best if they are lucky enough to take home a checkered flag in PASS. It is a rare occasion when both the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Models compete on the same weekend and Memorial Day weekend just happens to be one of those occasions. This weekend the best short track drivers in the country will be in competition with the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models racing at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on Friday night and the PASS North Super Late Models racing at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon.

The PASS South Super Late Models will start the weekend off on Friday returning to Caraway Speedway for the “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150. In two events at Caraway in 2012, PASS South front runners Kyle Grissom and Jay Fogleman took home the checkered flags. The two drivers enter Friday night’s event separated by just six points for the PASS South points lead.

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Whelen Southern Modified Driver Brown Penalized For Caraway Incident

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver Tim Brown has been penalized by NASCAR following his involvement in an April 20 incident at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, N.C.

Brown, driver of the No. 02 car was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing. Altercation with another competitor on the race track after the race had concluded.) of the 2013 rule book.

As a result of this violation, Brown has been fined $500, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation until Aug. 28.

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By George, Brunnhoelzl Does It Again

Last-Lap Pass Leads To 9th Caraway Win For 3-Time Champ

ASHEBORO, N.C. – After dominating a week ago George Brunnhoelzl III used a different technique this time to score the win.

Brunnhoelzl, hailing from West Babylon, N.Y., made a dramatic last-lap pass of Tim Brown to pick up a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour on Saturday night in the Spring Fling 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Brunnhoelzl started from the pole position after winning his 20th career pole award earlier in the day, but lost the lead to Brown on the race’s first lap. Brunnhoelzl behind the wheel of his No. 28 Epox-Z/Oval Speed Chevrolet spent the rest of the race looking at the rear bumper of Brown. An opportunity presented itself, though, on Lap 146 when the caution flag flew for a multi-car incident in Turn 1 of the .455-mile oval which set up a green-white-checkered finish. After Brown took the white flag Brunnhoelzl tapped the leader’s rear bumper in Turns 3 and 4 opening a window for Brunnhoelzl to slip through to victory.

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QUALIFYING: Brunnhoelzl Nabs Pole

Second Straight For 3-Time Champ; 20th In Career

ASHEBORO, N.C. – George Brunnhoelzl III won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying for the Spring Fling 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Brunnhoelzl, the three-time tour champion out of West Babylon, N.Y., navigated the .455-mile oval in 15.792 seconds for an average speed of 103.723 mph. It will be his second consecutive start on the pole having accomplished the feat in his last time out on April 13 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, a race he eventually won in dominating fashion by leading wire-to-wire.

The driver of the No. 28 Epox-Z/Oval Speed Chevrolet is seeking an unprecedented ninth Caraway win. He and Brian Loftin currently share the all-time tour lead with eight victories at the track. It is also his 10th pole win at Caraway. Only Burt Myers with 12 has more in Southern Modified Tour completion which is in its ninth season. With 20 career poles, Brunnhoelzl also inched closer to Myers’ top all-time tour total of 24.

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PRACTICE: Brunnhoelzl Quick At Caraway

Fastest Across Two Saturday Afternoon Practice Sessions

ASHEBORO, N.C. – George Brunnhoelzl III has his sights set on history at Caraway Speedway as he led practice for tonight’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Spring Fling 150.

Brunnhoelzl, from West Babylon, N.Y., recorded the fastest lap across two practice sessions Saturday afternoon. In the first 25-minute session he posted a quick circuit of 15.952 seconds (102.683 mph) that would stand as the fastest on the day. He ranked sixth on the final practice board at 16.144 (101.462).

With eight career victories at the .455-mile oval, Brunnhoelzl is tied with Brian Loftin for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour track wins record. A ninth triumph would put him all alone atop the list at the track where he’s found himself in Victory Lane in four of his previous seven appearances.

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Southern Mod Statistical Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Spring Fling 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup

• George Brunnhoelzl III is in a familiar position, leading the championship standings. The three-time and defending champion has a 12-point lead after three events.

• Jason Myers scored his first Caraway win in the season opener in March and has logged a tour-best 6,183 laps at the North Carolina oval.

• Brunnhoelzl and Brian Loftin each have eight tour-career Caraway wins.

• Andy Seuss has six Caraway victories to his credit and leads active drivers with 1,013 laps led.
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Whelen So. Mod Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Sophomore Jinx Plaguing Bohn

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thirteen simply isn’t working for Danny Bohn.

The 2012 season ended on a high note for Bohn with Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors and a championship runner-up finish in the point standings for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. He also performed well in a couple non-NASCAR events last Fall. The second-generation driver out of Freehold, N.J., was anxious to take the next step in 2013, but it has been a nightmare, so far.

“After the way that last season ended I was really stoked about 2013. We spent hours and hours on the car and had it right where we wanted it,” said the 24-year-old Bohn. “Some bad luck has made us put it back together a couple times now.”

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NOTEBOOK: Brown’s Bad Luck Opens Door

Fortune Favors Myers In Southern Mod Opener At Caraway

ASHEBORO, N.C. – There wasn’t anybody at Caraway Speedway Saturday who didn’t come to the same conclusion: Tim Brown had the best car in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour field.

Brown was fastest in final practice, won the Coors Light Pole Award by nearly a full tenth of a second, and led the season-opening Charles Kepley Memorial 150 on two different occasions for a total of 96 laps. But with six laps to go, the entire complexion of the night changed, as Brown’s car slowed to a halt of of Turn 4 on the .455-mile oval.

The reigning Bowman Gray Stadium Modified champion was clearly agitated after the race when asked what had happened to such a stout machine.

“I’d like to know myself,” said Brown, who had to look on as Jason Myers bested George Brunnhoelzl III on a green-white-checkered restart for his first career Caraway victory. “Fuel pump, ran out of gas, something.”

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Myers Right Place at Right Time at Caraway

Grabs Whelen Southern Modified Victory With Late Dash

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Jason Myers went from settling for a fight over second place to sitting in Victory Lane at Caraway Speedway Saturday night.

The Walnut Cove, N.C., driver edged George Brunnhoelzl III on a green-white-checkered finish that extended the Charles Kepley Memorial 150 to 153 laps.

The final caution in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season opener was brought out when race leader Tim Brown suddenly slowed on the frontstretch. Brown, who won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, had led race-high 96 laps and had built a lead of nearly two seconds. While Brown was pulling away, Myers was all over Brunnhoelzl’s back bumper in what looked to be a fight for a runner-up finish.

Instead, Brown’s misfortune set up a battle on the race’s final restart. Brunnhoelzl slipped up as they drag raced down the front stretch, which allowed Myers to get away en route to his third career victory in his 97th start.

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Southern Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Charles Kepley Memorial 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour kicks off its ninth season of championship competition on Saturday, March 16 in the Charles Kepley Memorial 150 at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, N.C. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Caraway, as well as some other statistical trends:

Caraway Race Setup

• Seven of the 11 Whelen Southern Modified Tour drivers to win a race at Caraway are expected to be on hand for the Charles Kepley Memorial 150.

• George Brunnhoelzl III, who has eight career Caraway wins, went to Victory Lane there three times in 2012.

• Brian Loftin, also with eight Caraway victories to his credit, last won on April 7, 2012 on the .455-mile oval.

• Burt Myers has started from the pole 12 times at Caraway, but has just one victory.

• Tour rookies Dalton Baldwin, Luke Fleming, Jeremy Gerstner and Cole Powell all enter the race with at least one career tour start under their belt.

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