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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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