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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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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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Pulliam Collects 2nd National Championship

Top Whelen All-American Series Performers Honored

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lee Pulliam capped off a perfect season Friday evening at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards where he was crowned as the 2013 national champion.

Pulliam, 25, from Semora, N.C., won the title for the second straight season to join NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Larry Phillips, with five, and Philip Morris, with four, as multi-time champions in the series.

He also collected his second Virginia state championship along the way while competing at South Boston Speedway, Radford’’s Motor Mile Speedway.

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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PASS Finalizes Dates for South Super Late Models and Pro Late Models

 CHARLOTTE, NC — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that 2014 dates have been finalized for the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models. Both divisions will return to Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC on Friday night, May 9. It will mark the first time PASS has raced at Ace since 2011. Both divisions will also return for a second trip in 2014 to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC on Saturday night, October 18.

Additionally, the November dates have been set as the PASS South Super Late Models will return to Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC for the 12th Annual North-South Shootout October 31-November 1. And, both the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will conclude their seasons at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC on Saturday, November 15, one week earlier than previously announced.

With the finalization of these dates, the PASS South Super Late Models will race 17 times for the first time in series history. The PASS Pro Late Models will race a total of 13 times in 2014, all of which will be companion events to the PASS South Super Late Model division.

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Rowe Survives to End Drought with North-South Shootout Win at Caraway

SOHPIA, NC — Ben Rowe weaved his way through a multi-car accident with four laps to go while running sixth and led the remaining laps to win Saturday afternoon’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway. Rowe’s 8th career PASS South Super Late Model victory ended a winless streak dating back to September, 2012 when he won the PASS 400 at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

“It was kind of our strategy to back off, but the leaders got out front and we couldn’t run with them,” said Rowe, the All-Time winningest driver in PASS Super Late Model competition. “I knew all hell was going to break loose with 10 or 15 laps to go and we just wanted to be in the right position. I’d rather be lucky than good any day and lo and behold we got through the wreck and were leading with just a few laps to go.”

In Friday night’s qualifying session, veteran Lee Tissot turned the quick time around the .455 mile speedway with a lap of 99.969 miles per hour. Following the customary PASS South redraw for the top 10 qualifiers, Tissot would line up fifth for the 150 lap feature while Justin Allison and Rowe would move up front to pace the field. But all eyes would be on the back of the field where Kyle Grissom and Daniel Hemric would start 21st and 22nd respectively. Grissom struggled with an engine issue in qualifying, while Hemric had to start at the rear after missing qualifying due to his racing in Phoenix Friday night in the Truck Series event.

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Lee Tissot Takes PASS 150 Pole at Caraway-Modified Heat Results

SOPHIA, NC — Lee Tissot bested the field of 23 PASS Super Late Model teams during Friday qualifying for their portion of the John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout event, which begins at 2:00 PM with the PASS 150 on Saturday at the Caraway, N.C. Speedway.

Tissot turned the half-mile oval in central North Carolina at 16.385 seconds. Maine native and second generation driver Ryan Moore will start alongside Tissot on Saturday afternoon after he timed in at 16.403 seconds.

Daniel Hemric missed qualifying to compete in the NASCAR Truck Series event on Friday night at Phoenix, Az. He will start scratch in the PASS event on Saturday.

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Matt Hirschman Takes John Blewett North-South Shootout Pole Friday

SOPHIA, NC— Four-time John Blewett North-South Shootout winner Matt Hirschman, from Northhampton, Pa., served notice that he will be the one to beat in Saturday’s 125-lap tour-type Modified Open, as he turned a lap at 15.595 seconds at the half-mile Caraway Speedway on Friday evening.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion George Brunnhoelzl III will start on the outside of the front row. He turned a lap at 15.692 seconds. Brian Loftin, Andy Seuss and Tommy Barrett rounded out the top five.

Burt Myers, Chris Pasteryak, Jason Myers, Chuck Hossfeld, Gary Putnam, Tommy Cloce and Ron Silk rounded out the top 12, who will not have to run a qualifying heat race tonight.

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Cole Powell Looking to End Season with Victory

Rides in ARCA, Nationwide Possible for NASCAR WMT ROY

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Cole Powell of Mount Brydges, Ontario will be competing in two major races starting this weekend at Caraway. Powell is racing at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC for the North-South Shootout. Powell reported on his Twitter account that his #73 Copps BuildAll / Tricar Developments Modified was quick in practice on Thursday. “The 73 machine was pretty good today. (The) car showed a lot of speed and rolled the corners great. Looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.”

Powell plans to race a Super Late Model in the prestigious 46th-annual Snowball Derby for Brad Keselowski Racing. The “development car” will be a teammate to regular driver Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, ME. The $22,500 to win event is December 8th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Inside Track Motorsport News first reported the story.

“(I) was looking for a ride and through connections it kind of came together,” Powell said.

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PASS South Points Leaders Come to North-South Shootout with Different Objectives

CHARLOTTE, NC — Heading into this weekend’s 11th Annual North-South Shootout, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model points leaders Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom both come to Caraway Speedway with lots of optimism, but differing goals. Fogleman’s win in last year’s North-South Shootout helped propel him to the 2012 PASS National Championship and Grissom has two wins in his last three PASS South starts at Caraway.

This year has seen the PASS South championship fight once again come down to Fogleman and Grissom with two races left, but unlike last year, Grissom is the one pursuing Fogleman. After a strong start to the season that saw Grissom win at Myrtle Beach Speedway and Caraway, the defending PASS South Super Late Model champion has struggled and has fallen 76 points behind Fogleman. He’s finished no higher than 9th in the last three races. And, Grissom failed to finish at Southern National in August due to a mechanical problem and most recently at Orange County due to a crash while racing for the lead with less than 15 laps to go. With more PASS South wins at Caraway Speedway than any other driver, Grissom knows any chance to repeat as champion relies on nothing less than a win in the North-South Shootout.

“We’ve taken the whole car apart to try and figure out what’s going on and haven’t found anything major yet, so hopefully we can get it figured out for Caraway,” said Grissom. “Caraway is a track that you’ve really got to hit your marks every lap and be consistent. It fits my driving style and we’re looking forward to hopefully getting things turned around there.”

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North-South Shootout Favorites Hirschman & Barrett Ready for the Challenge

SOPHIA, NC — The 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout 125 for tour-type Modifieds this upcoming weekend, November 7-9 at the Caraway (N.C.) Speedway will finish off the 2013 auto racing season for many. Prerace favorites Matt Hirschman and Tommy Barrett hope to turn opportunity into a $6,000 plus winners payday.

Both drivers are very familiar with winning races, having won multiple events on the Race of Champions and Valenti Modified Racing Series they compete with. One thing that separates Hirschman (Northampton, Pa.) from college freshman Barrett (Millis, Ma.) is open show success. Hirschman has won numerous events just this year, while Barrett is still searching for his first victory lane experience in an open show.

This one is 125 laps of all out green flag racing. Both drivers are as good as anyone at conserving tire wear for the end of tour events, but this is a different kind of race, and Hirschman knows that all too well, as a four time winner of the event, although three came at Concord (N.C.) and he doesn’t consider himself to be a favorite in this race.

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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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