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Haws’ Hot Streak Continues with Third CARS Tour Win

15-Year-Old Battles Back for Tri-County Motor Speedway Triumph

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.– For the third time in five races in the inaugural CARS Late Model Stock tour, Brayton Haws stood tall in victory lane Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway. The 15-year-old put an exclamation point on the series’ first half of its inaugural season with an impressive performance that further extended his point lead.

“Our goal coming into this series was championship, experience and wins,” Haws said following his win at the North Carolina bullring. “So far we are proving we are really tough competition on the track for wins and the championship. I think we have a great shot at winning this championship and I’d really love to be the one to say I was the first champion of this series.”

The day got off to a positive, albeit soggy, start for Haws and the No. 41 Rheem/ Mechanical HVAC Services Ford team. Haws believed that his car was fast enough to win the pole in qualifying, but he didn’t get the chance to prove that when qualifying was rained out thanks to a brief shower. Haws still started up front by virtue of being the points leader.

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Houff, Haws Winners on a Hot, Wild Night at Tri-County

Quin-Houf-VLHUDSON, NC (June 13, 2015) — The CARS Racing Tour reached the halfway point of its inaugural season with fireworks and excitement at Tri-County Motor Speedway on Friday night. A familiar face in Brayton Haws (Late Model Stock) and a first-time winner, Quin Houff (Super Late Model), found their respective ways to Edelbrock victory lane as part of the the LeftTurnsAndSunBurns.com 200 presented by CCC&TI.

Super Late Model Recap:
After a brief rain shower cancelled qualifying, the lineup was determined by the rulebook (driver points) and that put Cole Timm and Kyle Grissom on the front row to begin the 100 lap contest.

Grissom grabbed the lead on the start from Timm, but fast-moving Steve Wallace, who started 9th, began a quick charge through the field. By lap 16, when the first caution flew for an oil down from Stephen Leicht’s broken rear end, Wallace had made his way up to second behind rival Grissom.

The pair began a game on restarts that led to both receiving admonishment from race control. Brandon Setzer and Zane Smith tangled on lap 49, and on the ensuing restart Wallace once again stepped over the boundary set by race control for the restart tolerances and was penalized to the rear for jumping the restart.
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CARS Tour Event Preview powered by KRC Power Steering: LeftturnsandSunburns.com 200 pres. by CCC&TI –Tri-County Motor Speedway

7PM June 12, 2015

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 12, 2015): The LeftturnsandSunburns.com 200 presented by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute this Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway will mark the midpoint of the inaugural CARS Tour ten race season. Of the tracks already visited and those still ahead the biggest X-factor considered amongst the teams has been Tri-County. The inability to test the Caldwell County track, in addition to it being closed for the last several years, has many teams unsure of what to expect when the tour hits the track for that initial practice session on June 12th. Despite the competitor’s lack of knowledge, one thing is certain, a multi-groove race track with plenty of side-by-side racing is in store for the fans in attendance. The event with the most questions surrounding it may just turn in to the best race of the CARS Tour inaugural season.

LeftturnsandSunburns.com 200 pres. by CCC&TI NOTES & QUOTES

NOTES:

Track/Location: Tri-County Motor Speedway-Hudson, NC                                    Track Size: .400

Event Name: LeftturnsandSunburns.com 200 pres. by CCC&TI                 Laps/Distance: 100/40 miles (each)

Event Schedule: 12:30PM-2:45PM Practice, 4:30PM Qualifying, 6PM Last Chance Races, 7PM Green: SLM-LMSC

Twitter Handle/Event Hashtag: @CARSTour / #LTSB200

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Andy Seuss Comes Back from Spin to Keep Title Hopes Alive

Riggs Racing Driver Finishes Third and is Only Three Points Out of Point Lead Heading Into Season Finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Hampstead, NH — Less than one lap into Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Tri-County Motor Speedway near Hudson, North Carolina, it looked like Andy Seuss’ hopes of becoming the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion could have been finished. But neither Seuss nor his #47 Q Racing Oil / Rockingham Boat team of Riggs Racing gave up and they were able to stay right in the middle of the championship battle.

Seuss started the race in the seventh position – right in between championship rivals James Civali and L.W. Miller. On the first lap, Miller made contact with the rear of Seuss’ car, which sent him for a spin right in front of the field – continuing a long-time feud between the two drivers that has flared up with Seuss being involved in wrecks and spins at Caraway Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Ace Speedway among other tracks in the past.

“That was nothing new,” said Seuss. “Some people, you just can’t race with. But fortunately, I didn’t hit anything and nobody else hit me, so we were able to keep going and not give up.”

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Myers Breaks Through at Tri-County

Late pass provides first Whelen Southern Modified win of 2010

Hudson, NC — Burt Myers passed John Smith with five laps remaining en route his first win of the season Saturday in the Tri-County 150. It was the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s first visit to Tri-County Motor Speedway.

It is Myers’ seventh career win and first since he was credited with a victory as the highest finishing NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver in the combination race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in Sept. of 2009.

Smith wound up second, followed by Andy Seuss in third. Brandon Hire finished fourth and James Civali fifth.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Tri-County 150 at Tri-County Motor Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL — The sixth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour continues this weekend when the tour visits Tri-County Motor Speedway for the first time in the history of the tour for the running of the Tri-County 150.

Up To Speed
• This will be fifth time the NWSMT has visited the state of North Carolina this season.

• The NWSMT has crowned four different champions: Junior Miller (2005, 2006), L.W. Miller (2007), Brian Loftin (2008), and George Brunnhoelzl III (2009).

Tri-County Motor Speedway Data
Race:
#9 of 10 (9-25-10)
Track Layout: .400-mile oval
Banking: semi-banked paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps/60 miles

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News & Notes: Five Vying For Championship

Top Five All Have Shot At Title

In what has become somewhat of an expected outcome in a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event, there was a change atop the standings for the fifth consecutive race after the first-ever race held for the tour earlier this month at Langley Speedway.

James Civali (No. 79 Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/LeBleu Water Dodge) finished second in the race, but he was able to use his runner-up finish to vault back into the lead.

Andy Seuss (No. 47 Q Racing Oil/Rockingham Boats/MUA Dodge) finished fifth at Langley and was able to hold on to second place in the standings, eight points behind Civali (1,300-1,292) and 11 points ahead of third place.

L.W. Miller (No. 36 John Baker Plumbing & Utilities Pontiac) finished eighth to fall out of the points lead for the second time in the past three races.

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Modified Races To Air On VERSUS

Nine NASCAR Whelen Modified & NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Races to Air on VERSUS

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR and VERSUS announced the broadcast schedule for the NASCAR Whelen Modified and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours in 2010.

VERSUS’ first NASCAR race will feature the Whelen Modified Tour’s annual appearance at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway and the first Whelen Southern Modified Tour broadcast will be its stop at historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

VERSUS’ on-air schedule will include nine races between the two Tours with the premiere one-hour race telecast airing on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET. All races will air again the Sunday following the initial telecast.

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