TIM BROWN SCORES SATURDAY NIGHT WIN IN THE WHELEN 150 AT CARAWAY TO CUT INTO BRIAN LOFTIN'S CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

by:Jason Mitchell NASCAR/PR

ASHEBORO, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2008) – With championship implications clearly on the line with only two races remaining, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returned to action on Saturday night at the famed Caraway Speedway.

In the end, it was a successful night for Tim Brown who scored his second victory in the last three races on Saturday in the Whelen 150 at Caraway. In doing so, Brown cut into the championship lead in second place by 35 points behind Brian Loftin heading into next weekend's season finale.

“That was a heck of a race and it did help us as far as the points go,” Brown said. “I was lucky enough to gain points on both Brian Loftin and L.W. Miller. L.W. and I put on one heck of a show for the fans. I know they had to like that.”

L.W. Miller was second in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour standings coming into Saturday night's race and was looking to cut even further as he led the most laps until Brown passed him with 12 laps remaining. Just after losing the top spot, Miller went for a harmless spin that dropped him back to sixth in the final running order as he is now in third position in the standings, 63 markers behind.

Rounding out the top-five behind Brown and Miller were George Brunnhoelzl, Andy Seuss and Brandon Ward.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is scheduled to wrap the 2008 series season next Saturday night, October 4, with a 150-lap event in a return trip to Caraway Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 Results

Saturday

At Caraway (N.C.) Speedway

Asheboro , N.C.

Lap length: 0.455 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) #83 Tim Brown, Cana , VA. , Chevrolet, 150 laps, 71.800 mph, $2,300.

2. (1) #23 Brian Loftin, Lexington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $1,500.

3. (3) #28 George Brunnhoelzl, Babylon , N.Y. , Ford, 150, $1,125.

4. (9) #47 Andy Seuss, Hampstead , N.H. , Dodge, 150, $1,250.

5. (7) #93 Brandon Ward, Winston-Salem , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $1,000.

6. (4) #36 L.W. Miller, Mooresville , N.C. , Pontiac, 150, $850.

7. (11) #07 Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac , 150, $750.

8. (10) # 8 Jay Mize, Clemmons , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $690.

9. (19) #76 Jason Trinchere, Sherrills Ford , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $990.

10. (17) #31 Gene Pack, Myrtle Beach , S.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $550.

11. (15) #69 Junior Miller, Pine Hall , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $525.

12. (5) #1 Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove , N.C. , Ford, 150, $500.

13. (8) #14 Bobby Hutchens, Lexington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150, $485.

14. (20) #02 Buddy Emory, Petersburg , VA. , Chevrolet, 150, $460.

15. (13) #25 John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $445.

16. (12) #7 Thomas Stinson, Chester , VA. , Chevrolet, 149, $430.

17. (6) #4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 149, $420.

18. (23) #18 Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem , N.C. , Pontiac , 149, $410.

19. (18) #99 Jamie Tomaino, Jr., Howell , N.J. , Chevrolet, 147, $400.

20. (21) #97 Brian Dauzat, Concord , N.C. , Chevrolet, 142, $390.

21. (14) #98 Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordville , N.J. , Chevrolet, 86, accident, $380.

22. (16) #49 Scott Rigney, Mount Airy , N.C. , Pontiac , 69, handling, $360.

23. (22) #57 Sean Gartner, Sunset Beach , N.C. , Chevrolet, 13, accident, $340.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 57 minutes 2 seconds

Margin of Victory: .532 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: T.Brown (101.111 mph, 16.200 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 30 laps.

Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: T.Brown 1-6; L.Miller 7-137; T.Brown 138-150.

Standings: 1. B.Loftin, 1615; 2. T.Brown, 1580; 3. L.Miller, 1548; 4. B.Myers, 1473; 5. A.Seuss, 1437; 6. F.Fleming, 1406; 7. J.Myers, 1402; 8. G.Brunnhoelzl, 1385; 9. J.Smith, 1256; 10. R.Kuiken,Jr., 1132.

2008 Point Standings

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