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Snider Building Solid Foundation

NBC Broadcaster’s Son Adds To Family Tradition

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Myatt Snider is building a solid foundation in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The second-year driver completed 2013 with his first career win and began 2014 performing like a veteran in an all-star race.

Snider, 19, of Charlotte, N.C., is part of a longtime racing family. His cousin is noted race car chassis builder Jay Hedgecock and his dad is veteran television sports broadcaster Marty Snider, now of NBC and NBC Sports Network.

“It’s really all about learning,” the driver said. “I had a lot to learn last year just making the transition from legends cars to 200-lap late model races.”

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Bowling Shines in Special Events

Sellers Team Member Chasing Wins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model driver Matt Bowling excels in special events.

Last month he won the 200-lap Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. In 2012 he won the prestigious Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., and took the late model track championship at South Boston. In 2013 he had top-10 finishes in the late model portion of the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway and the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Bowling drives for Sellers Racing of Danville, Va. The company fields cars for four full time drivers. Teammates include Peyton Sellers, the 2005 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, Michael Maresca and 2009-10 South Boston champ Justin Johnson. Sellers’ brother, H.C., is crew chief.

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Bowling Strikes Late at South Boston

Wins Hamlin Foundation Short Track Showdown With Late Pass

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

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

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

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Twice As Nice for Seuss at SoBo

Dominates To Claim 17th Southern Modified Tour Victory

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

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

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

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QUALIFYING: Bohn Best at South Boston

Edges Seuss For 2nd Career SoMod Pole

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny Bohn won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified qualifying on Saturday for the South Boston 150.

The 25-year-old out of Freehold, N.J., edged Andy Seuss, who won the inaugural tour event at South Boston Speedway in 2009, by a narrow margin of .003 seconds. Bohn made his way around the .4-mile historic Virginia oval in 14.784 seconds for an average speed of 97.403 mph. It’s the second career pole win for the 2012 Southern Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year. His first came in September 2012 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.

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

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PRACTICE: Bohn Sets Pace at South Boston

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Makes Sixth Visit To SoBo

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

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

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

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

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Whelen So. Mod Stat Advance: South Boston

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

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

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

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

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Whelen So. Mod News & Notes: South Boston

Brunnhoelzl Remains Consistent In Pursuit Of Fifth Crown

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

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

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

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Second Annual NASCAR Race to Green Initiative to Highlight Mass Adoption of Sustainable Practices Across the Sport

NASCAR Galvanizing Fans, Industry And Partners Around Theme Of Protecting, Preserving The Environment

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 28, 2014) — Celebrating the sport’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, NASCAR today officially kicked off its second annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR is sports’ sustainability leader and this effort is intended to build awareness around the programs the sanctioning body, industry, and a wide range of partners have in place to help reduce the sport’s carbon footprint.

A key pillar of the initiative is a call-to-action for fans and the industry to donate trees that will be planted across the country as well as in a number of areas recently devastated by natural disasters. NASCAR fans can visit www.NASCAR.com/green to donate trees – $1 per tree for a 2-3 foot sapling – to be planted in those areas with the support of The Arbor Day Foundation. Fans are encouraged to share their own efforts around green innovation by using the hashtag #NASCARGreen. Social media highlights of the industry’s sustainability efforts will be featured on NASCAR.com/Green.

“When we introduced NASCAR Race to Green last year, we were overwhelmed by the level of dedication displayed across our sport to positively impact the environment,” said Dr. Mike Lynch, vice president, NASCAR Green Innovation. “This month-long initiative will recognize the efforts our fans, partners and industry continue to implement to help pass along a cleaner and healthier environment for generations to come.”

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Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Hermie and Elliott Sadler Lead All-Star Cast for Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Race at South Boston Speedway

Seventh-annual celebrity Late Model race on April 24 to benefit Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Advance tickets available at South Boston ticket office and hotline 1-877-440-1540

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (March 12, 2014) – NASCAR stars Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth are joining host Denny Hamlin as headliners for the celebrity-laden Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown scheduled for South Boston (Va.) Speedway on April 24. The three teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing have a combined 82 NASCAR Sprint Cup series wins among them. Defending champion Busch is the only three-time winner of the Short Track Showdown. Fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan also confirmed his participation in the charity event

Like Hamlin, another group of drivers is returning to South Boston Speedway, the track referred to as SoBo that served as a major springboard for their entry into NASCAR. Elliott Sadler, Hermie Sadler, Timothy Peters, Jeb Burton and Drew Herring are scheduled to race the 200-lap Short Track Showdown along with many of the top Late Model racers in the region. Elliott Sadler, Peters and Herring each won track championships at South Boston.

“The Short Track Showdown driver lineup is really coming together,” said Hamlin, who hopes to recruit even more of his NASCAR counterparts to race. “Kyle and Matt are uber competitive and, like me, don’t like to lose. However, it may be more challenging beating Elliott, Hermie, Timothy, Jeb and Drew and a heap of Late Model drivers that know how to get around SoBo. It may be the best racing we’ve seen in this series yet.”

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Falk Continues to Contend

Recorded Fourth Langley Title, Top-10 National Finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — C.E. Falk III worked through challenges and variables during the 2013 season and still produced NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship results.

Falk, 26, of Virginia Beach, Va., won his fourth NASCAR Late Model Stock Car track championship at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. He also raced part-time at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. He’s been a top-10 finisher in the series’ national standings for five consecutive years and placed eighth in 2013.

Falk had momentum through the first half of last season, winning three times in his first eight starts. He ran his win total to seven before the calendar turned to July. Things changed by month’s end.
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Lee Pulliam’s Dream Comes True

NWA-AS National Champion Earns K&N East Ride

Lee Pulliam of Semora, NC will be moving up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this season, driving the #11 Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises. As a rookie in NASCAR’s top development series, Pulliam will have veterans working on his team in team manager Bruce Cook and crew chief Randy Goss. The team will also be fielding a second car for David Garbo, Jr. of Stonington, CT. Brett Moffitt drove the car for the past two seasons. He won twice and finished third in points in 2012. Despite a winless season, Moffitt finished second in points last year.

Pulliam won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship season. He joined the late Larry Phillips and Philip Morris as the only drivers to win the championship more than once. He also captured track titles at Motor Mile and South Boston.

“I got a phone call from Bruce Cook … he said he had an opportunity and wanted to know if I’d be interested in driving a K&N car for Shigeaki Hattori Racing this year,” Pulliam said. “Of course, I was thrilled about it and I knew they had really good equipment and a nice operation down in Mooresville. And we got an appointment together and come down and talked with one another and his expectations and my expectations were on the same page and I met all of the guys at the shop, all of them are really good guys with a lot of experience. It just looked like the perfect situation to get a chance at it. It’s something I’m really extremely thankful for and extremely excited about.”

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Tennessee Champ Finchum Set for Florida

Kingsport Driver Aims to be National Contender

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tennessee’s teenage NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state champion is expanding his racing boundaries this year. His 2014 campaign begins in just a few weeks.

Chad Finchum, 19, of Knoxville, Tenn., won his 2013 state title and NASCAR Late Model track championship at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway.

He plans to compete in all seven NASCAR Super Late Model race nights scheduled during the 48th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway Feb. 14-22.

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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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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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Champion Profile: Lee Pulliam

Already Gearing Up For ’14 Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Lee Pulliam made a seamless, successful transition to a new team for 2014. He’ll take a break this week to celebrate the accomplishments of his 2013 season.

Pulliam won two out of four major post-season Late Model races he entered in October, November and December. Two of those events introduced his new alliance with Kiker Motorsports for 2014, and they won in their first start.

Pulliam, 25, of Semora, N.C., won his second straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship in September.

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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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Kenseth Completes PASS South Season Sweep at SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 31) – Ross Kenseth led the most laps, but had to fend off a furious late race challenge from rookie Jared Irvan to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model SoBo 100 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. With his win, Kenseth completed a sweep of both PASS South events held at South Boston Speedway this year.

“It’s always fun coming back here, heck of a job by Jared Irvan, he raced us really clean and it was fun racing him for the win,” said Kenseth after his 4th career PASS South Super Late Model win. “I felt like we were really good, but if we got pinched down to the bottom it would take us about two or three laps to get going. Real proud of the guys, we brought the same thing back here as last time and it work really good again.”

Defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 98.307 miles per hour when the race was originally scheduled on August 17th. Due to rain, that event was cancelled and the 24 car starting field was lined up based on that qualifying session from two weeks ago. The top 10 qualifiers redrew for their starting positions which put Kenseth and rookie Spencer Davis on the front row, while Grissom would be relegated to ninth.

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PASS South at SoBo Rescheduled to Saturday, August 31

RAIN AT SOBO – The PASS Super Late Model race has been added to already scheduled SOBO Saturday, August 31 event. The race will be 100 laps in length.

Sources: Pro All Stars Series PR

Fogleman & Grissom Look to Rebound in PASS South Return To SoBo

CHARLOTTE, NC — Over the last year and a half, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model front runners Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom have been seemingly inseparable. Fogleman began racing full-time with PASS in 2009 and has since gone on to win 8 races and claim the 2012 PASS National Championship. Grissom stormed on to the PASS South scene in 2012 winning, the prestigious Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway before going on a Summer tear that saw him win three races in-a-row en route to the series championship.

Through eight PASS South races that have been contested so far this year, Fogleman and Grissom are neck-and-neck with one another again, each scoring five top five’s and six top 10’s. While Grissom does have a two-to-one edge in race wins compared to the Durham, NC veteran, Fogleman holds a 24 point advantage in the standings based mostly on a tough weekend for both drivers in the last PASS South event at Southern National Motorsports Park. Grissom finished 23rd due to an engine problem, while Fogleman fared slightly better, finishing 15th after being involved in a late race crash. Despite the intense nature of the competition on the track, Grissom has enjoyed his new found rivalry.

“If there was somebody that I was going to have to be around all the time, I would prefer it to be him,” said Grissom referring to Fogleman. “Honestly, I’ve just tried to watch him and learn a little bit from him this year. He’s really got it figured out on how to be there at the end of these races and knows what pace to run.”

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PASS to Race at Oxford Plains Speedway Sunday, June 23

PASS Adds New North SLM Event at OPS

With the postponement of two races back to back, the PASS North SLM tour has added an event at Oxford Plains Speedway, Sunday, June 23, with heats at 4 PM and features to follow.

The OPS regular divisions will run, the Outlaw Sportsman, Strictly and Minis for OPS points, along with the PASS Mods being added to the show.

It is expected that many of the OPS weekly Pro Late Models, who will run their weekly event Friday June 21, will try their luck against the top touring drivers in the Northeast as this will be the final tune up for the PASS Super Late Models before the TD Bank 250 on July 21st. Expect a full field of drivers to be at OPS on June 23rd to fine tune their cars for the TD Bank 250.

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PASS South Rookies Hoping to Make Mark at South Boston

CHARLOTTE, NC — As the halfway point of the 16 race season nears for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models, veterans Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom are once again duking it out for the series championship. But heading into Saturday night’s 150 lapper at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, a new group of contenders has emerged this year looking to challenge for wins. A stellar contingent of rookies has impressed this year in the PASS South Super Late Model division which includes Brandon Lynn, Spencer Davis, Cole Timm, Tate Fogleman, and Karl Weber. For Lynn, Davis, and Timm, their paths to the PASS South Series might have differed greatly, but the goals are all the same.

After moving from New York to North Carolina with his family to pursue a career in racing, Brandon Lynn has steadily climbed the racing ladder. From Bandoleros and Legends, Lynn made the move to the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway where he won in the Limited Late Model division before moving up to Late Model Stocks. With time spent reassessing his plans, Lynn joined with David Pletcher to make the move to PASS South in 2013, immediately finding success with a fourth place finish in the season opening South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.

“We’re real happy with our start to the year,” said Lynn. “We’ve been out of the game for about two years and to come back and run full-time with these PASS guys, be third in the championship and the top rookie, we’re definitely pleased.”

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Kenseth Outlasts Rain and Competition for Wild PASS South Win at South Boston

Ross Kenseth took the lead from Trey Mitchell on what proved to be the final restart of the night and was up front when it counted to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model event at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. In a race plagued by a constant threat of rain, Kenseth’s third career PASS South Super Late Model victory came when the event was finally halted eight laps short of the finish due to a brief shower. Kenseth becomes the ninth different winner in nine PASS South events held at South Boston dating back to 2006.

“The track was damp and we both spun our tires real bad coming to the green flag,” said Kenseth of the final restart to take the lead from Mitchell. “Kyle [Grissom] got a heck of a jump and drove hard into turn one, we hit a little bit, but with 15 or 20 to go, that’s racing. This is a real fun series to run and they called it at the right time.”

Another strong field of 31 PASS South Super Late Models took time in qualifying with defending series champion Kyle Grissom reeling off a lap of 94.631 miles per hour to set fast time for the fifth time in his career. But, in the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Grissom pulled #10 and would have to start outside row five to begin the race.

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Tate Fogleman Hopes to Follow in Father’s Footsteps in PASS South Return to SoBo

CHARLOTTE, NC — Racing has long been a sport that families have enjoyed together. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandparents and cousins, have made lasting memories attending races together spanning multiple generations. The competitive side of motorsports is no different. Maine’s racing Rowes, Mike and Ben, have seen countless checkered flags in their time competing together in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North and South Super Late Model divisions, winning a combined 7 championships between the two of them.

This year, another famous short track dad is passing the torch to his son as the PASS South Super Late Models prepare for this weekend’s 150 lapper at the South Boston Speedway in Virginia. Jay Fogleman has been one of the top names in short track racing since beginning his career at bullrings like South Boston over 25 years ago. His success has continued in PASS South, racing with the series since 2008 and winning the 2012 PASS National Championship. Despite admittedly being in the twilight of his long career, Jay Fogleman currently leads the PASS South Super Late Model points standings on the strength of winning the most recent event in the series at Southern National Raceway Park back in April. But now, Fogleman is being pushed by an unlikely challenger, his 13-year-old son, Tate.

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PASS South Drivers Look for Opportunities at South Boston

CHARLOTTE, NC — With a quarter of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model schedule in the history books, 2013 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons on record. Through the first four races of the year there have been four different winners and the driver who has led the most laps in each of those events has failed to go on and capture the checkered flag. Additionally, the top five in points are separated by less than 50 markers and feature a great mix of veterans and rookies. One would expect to see Jay Fogleman, Kyle Grissom, and Brandon Ward in the mix for the championship, but upstarts Brandon Lynn and Spencer Davis have fared well early in the season.

With the racing as competitive as it is, one can’t be sure from race to race as to who might have the best odds in going to victory lane on a given weekend. One of the hottest drivers as of late in PASS South has been Sanford, NC’s Jody Measamer. Measamer has found great success in the region racing Late Model Trucks and has made the move to full-time PASS South Super Late Model competitor this year. Despite missing the first two races of the season at Dillon and Myrtle Beach due to engine problems, Measamer has stormed back finishing fifth at both Hickory and Southern National.

“The way Hickory went, we ran good all weekend and had a real good finish against some of the best drivers in the country and at Kenly we ran good again and were up at the top of the time sheets all weekend,” said Measamer.

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Whelen Southern Modified Driver Bertuccio Penalized for South Boston Incident

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver J.R. Bertuccio has been penalized by NASCAR following his involvement in a April 13 incident at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.

Bertuccio, driver of the No. 2 car was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing. Involved in an altercation with another competitor on the race track during a red flag period. Failure to follow directives from NASCAR officials.) of the 2013 rule book.

As a result of this violation, Bertuccio has been fined $300, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

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Brunnhoelzl Leads Wire-To-Wire at SoBo

Whelen Southern Modified Champ Notches 18th Career Win

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III led wire-to-wire to score his 18th career victory in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour on Saturday – winning the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway.

The No. 28 Epox-Z/Oval Speed Chevrolet of Brunnhoelzl seemed as if it was on rails throughout the day. Earlier in the day, he won his 19th career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying.

“Couldn’t ask for much better,” Brunnhoelzl said. “We were fastest in first practice, won the pole and sitting here in Victory Lane. South Boston is an amazing track and it was a good win.”

The race victor was shadowed throughout the 150-lap event by Brian Loftin, but it never evolved much beyond that. Brunnhoelzl always had enough car to escape when Loftin got close.

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QUALIFYING: Brunnhoelzl Takes SoBo Pole

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III took the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

A lap of 14.658 seconds (98.240 mph) earned the three-time tour champion his 19th career tour pole and second fast time at South Boston.

Brian Loftin was second fastest with a lap of 14.710 seconds at an average speed of 97.893 mph. Tim Brown, who was quickest in practice; Danny Bohn; and John Smith were third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Sixth through 10th were Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Kyle Ebersole, J.R. Bertuccio Jr., and Renee Dupuis.

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PRACTICE: Brown Sets Pace at South Boston

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Makes Fifth Visit to SoBo

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

Brown of Rural Hall, N.C., turned a lap of 14.702 seconds (97.946 mph) around the .4-mile oval as teams practiced for tonight’s South Boston 150.

Kyle Ebersole was second quickest, with a lap of 14.820 seconds at an average speed of 97.166 mph. Burt Myers was third fast. Three-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III, who was quickest in the first practice session, was fourth overall – followed by Danny Bohn. Rounding out the top 10 were J.R. Bertuccio, John Smith, Jason Myers, Mike Speeney and Zach Brewer.

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Southern Mod Stat Advance: South Boston

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visits South Boston (Va.) Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at South Boston, as well as some other statistical trends:

South Boston Race Setup
• The Myers brothers account for the first two wins this season in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, with Jason winning the season opener at Caraway Speedway and Burt taking the victory at Southern National Motorsports Park.
• By virtue of his second-place finish (Caraway) and fourth-place finish (Southern National), three-time and defending champion George Brunnhoelzl III leads the points.

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