George Brunnhoelzl III added another track to his resume, claiming the Courtyard By Marriott/Pepsi 150 Saturday night at Langley Speedway. It is the 11th different track the four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion has won at.
Brunnhoelzl led the final 67 laps after passing points leader Andy Seuss, and survived a green-white-checkered finish for his first win of the season. Twice in the first three races, Brunnhoelzl finished second to Seuss.
It also extended Brunnhoelzl’s tour record for career wins to 21.
Seuss came home second and David Calabrese was third. Luke Fleming and Ryan Preece rounded out the top five.
Seuss took the lead on Lap 62 from Preece, who won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day.
Burt Myers was sixth, followed by rookies Bobby Measmer Jr. and Joe Ryan Osborne, Jason Myers and Gary Putnam.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be back in action Saturday, April 19 with the Bunny Hop 150 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.
Race Comments: George Brunnhoelzl III won the Courtyard by Marriott/Pepsi 150, his 21st career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory overall, and first at Langley Speedway.
Fastest Qualifier: Ryan Preece, Time: 14.675 Seconds, Speed: 97.145 mph
Failed to Qualify: (2) Bryan Dauzat (#97), Kyle Ebersole (#5).
Time of Race: 52 mins, 15 secs Average Speed: 69.120 mph Margin of Victory: 0.210 Seconds
Caution Flags: [Beneficiary in brackets] Laps 4-7 (Car #51 spinout (Turn 2) [none]); 19-23 (Car #77 spinout (Turn 1) ); 53-56 (Car #4 spinout (Turn 1) ); 76 (Competition (Midway Break) [none]); 136-139 (Car #4 spinout (Turn 4) ); 144-149 (Car #77 spinout (Turn 4) ). 6 for 24 laps.
Lap Leaders: Andy Seuss 1-2, Ryan Preece 3-61, Andy Seuss 62-83, George Brunnhoelzl, III 84-152.
Total Laps Led: George Brunnhoelzl, III 69, Ryan Preece 59, Andy Seuss 24. 3 changes involving 3 drivers.
|1||4||28||George Brunnhoelzl, III||Composite Tech./Performance Tech. Chevrolet||152||48||5||Running|
|2||2||11||Andy Seuss||Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet||152||43||1||Running|
|3||15||43||David Calabrese||DiamondBack Towing Chevrolet||152||41||Running|
|4||9||40||Luke Fleming||AutosByNelson.com/Koma Unwind Ford||152||40||Running|
|5||1||41||Ryan Preece||East West Marine/NAPA of Canton Chevrolet||152||40||1||Running|
|6||8||1||Burt Myers||Citrusafe/Spdwy Auto Auction/Adams Ford||152||38||Running|
|7||14||51||Bobby Measmer, Jr. *||Powerhouse Rcyclng./Haas Automation Chevrolet||152||37||Running|
|8||6||15||Joe Ryan Osborne *||Cycle Max/Joie of Seating Chevrolet||152||36||Running|
|9||11||4||Jason Myers||Adams Towing & Recovery Ford||151||35||Running|
|10||12||77||Gary Putnam||Curb Records Chevrolet||151||34||Running|
|11||13||79||Spencer Davis *||Hillbilly Racing/Coors 21 Means 21 Pontiac||151||33||Running|
|12||5||2||JR Bertuccio||Gershow Recycling/Hagerman Systems Chevrolet||150||32||Running|
|13||16||12||Mike Norman||BeeApprovedNow.com/GoAero Nationwide Chevrolet||150||31||Running|
|14||7||7||Thomas Stinson||Dennis’ Towing & Recovery Chevrolet||150||30||Running|
|15||3||65||Danny Bohn||Rustoleum/Cedar Peaks Enterprises Chevrolet||125||29||Mechanical|
|16||10||23||Brian Loftin||L&R Transmissions Chevrolet||76||28||Handling|
* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender