Brunnhoelzl Adds Langley To His List

George Brunnhoelzl III waves the checkered flag in Victory Lane after his win at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Saturday night.

George Brunnhoelzl III waves the checkered flag in Victory Lane after his win at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Saturday night.

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 STATISTICS:
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) [51]); 53-56 (Car #4 spinout (Turn 1) [51]); 76 (Competition (Midway Break) [none]); 136-139 (Car #4 spinout (Turn 4) [1]); 144-149 (Car #77 spinout (Turn 4) [15]).  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

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