L.W. MILLER PICKS UP SECOND STRAIGHT NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR RACE FRIDAY NIGHT AT ACE SPEEDWAY

 

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. (April 11, 2008) – If the first two races are any indication, defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion L.W. Miller is going to be the man to beat once again this season.

On Friday night at Ace Speedway, Miller scored his second win as the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 presented by DMC Auto Exchange. Miller lead two times for a total of 151 laps and beat second-place finisher Ronnie Silk to the checkered flag by a .315 second margin of victory. The race was extended to 158 laps due to a Lap 149 caution and ended with a green-white-checkered finish.

“Tonight was just awesome,” said Miller who won the Coors Light Pole Award in time trials. “I told everybody before the season started that I wanted to win as many races as possible this year and we won at Caraway to start the year off and here we are in Victory Lane at Ace. I had a car tonight where there just wasn't any looking back. We've won two times this year in two different cars.

“This is a special car for me because I won at Martinsville in it a few years ago. One of my best friends Tony Marciel at the time was also my crew chief helped me build this car so this means a whole lot to me.”

Rounding out the top-five behind Miller and Silk were Burt Myers, Jason Myers and Jay Foley.

Two-time champion Junior Miller did not run in the event after unapproved parts were discovered on his car prior to qualifying, and he opted to load up his car and leave the track.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to action Saturday at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro , N.C.

1. (3) L.W. Miller, Mooresville , N.C. , Pontiac, 158 laps, 69.578 mph, $2,300.

2. (5) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk , Conn. , Pontiac , 158, $1,500.

3. (6) Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove , N.C. , Ford, 158, $1,325.

4. (2) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 158, $1,050.

5. (7) Jay Foley, Stuart , VA. , Chevrolet, 158, $1,000.

6. (14) Brian King, Burlington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 158, $850.

7. (10) Tim Brown, Cana , VA. , Chevrolet, 158, $750.

8. (19) Scott Rigney, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac , 158, $1,090.

9. (12) Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac , 157, $590.

10. (21) Gene Pack, Myrtle Beach , S.C. , Chevrolet, 157, $550.

11. (11) Brian Pack, Walkertown , N.C. , Chevrolet, 157, $525.

12. (20) Jay Mize, Clemmons , N.C. , Chevrolet, 157, $500.

13. (18) Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordville , N.J. , Chevrolet, 155, $485.

14. (17) Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem , N.C. , Chevrolet, 155, $460.

15. (4) George Brunnhoelzl, Babylon , N.Y. , Ford, 154, $445.

16. (8) Johnathon Brown, Winston-Salem , N.C. , Dodge, 153, $430.

17. (9) Brian Loftin, Lexington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 146, $420.

18. (13) Bobby Hutchens, Lexington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 81, $410.

19. (16) John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 60, $400.

20. (15) Buddy Emory, Petersburg , VA. , Chevrolet, 1, accident, $390.

21. (1) Andy Seuss, Hampstead , N.H. , Dodge, 1, accident, $380.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 54 minutes 30 seconds

Margin of Victory: .315 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: L.Miller (96.690 mph, 14.893 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 34 laps.

Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: L.Miller 1-3; J.Myers 4-10; L.Miller 11-158.

Standings: 1. L.Miller, 360; 2. R.Silk, 320; 3. T.Brown, 306; 4. J.Myers, 306; 5.

B.Loftin, 277; 6. B.King, 277; 7. F.Fleming, 276; 8. J.Foley, 255; 9. B.Myers, 253; 10.

B.Hire, 239.

 


* Denotes Rookie of the Year Contender

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