Brown Takes Win At Caraway Speedway

by:Jason Mitchell NASCAR/PR

(Asheboro,NC) Tim Brown earned his first victory in nearly a year, and his first ever win at Caraway Speedway by leading the final 26 laps Saturday night, to capture the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R Transmission/QMF Solutions Chevrolet) finished second and increased his points lead when his closest challenger L.W. Miller finished 18th. Loftin leads Miller by 79 points and Brown by 87.

Brown (No. 83 Hayes Jewelers/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet) qualified sixth and started third after the post-qualifying redraw. Miller qualified third, redrew the top spot, and led the first 66 laps before being slowed by a flat tire and penalty. Brandon Ward took over the lead on lap 67 and led until Brown passed him.

It was Brown's fourth career win and first since Sept. 15, 2007. Following Loftin, Andy Seuss, Frank Fleming and Brian King rounded out the top five.

Earlier in the day, Burt Myers earned his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season and tour-record 16th overall.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours next stop Southern National on September 13th.This event is a make-up from earlier in the season when it was rained out.

 

150 Lap Nascar Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway

Rundown by: "Z" Curtis
(Pos St   Car#  Driver Hometown Make Laps)
  1.(3) #83 Tim Brown, Cana , VA. , Chevrolet, 150
  2.(6) #23 Brian Loftin, Lexington , N.C., Chevrolet, 150
  3.(8) #47 Andy Suess, Hampstead , N.H., Dodge, 150
  4.(13) #07 Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac, 150
  5.(12) #17 Brian King, Burlington , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150
  6.(2) #1 Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove , N.C. , Ford, 150
  7.(4) #4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150
  8.(19) #44 Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem , N.C. , Chevrolet, 150
  9.(15) #01 Jay Foley, Stuart, VA., Chevrolet, 150
10.(5) #93 Brandon Ward, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 150
11.(17) #18 Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 150
12.(10) #14 Bobby Hutchens, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150
13.(7) #28 George Brunnhoezl III, Babylon , N.Y. , Ford, 150
14.(16) #02 Buddy Emory, Petersburg , VA. , Chevrolet, 150
15.(19) #25 John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 150
16.(14) #98 Rich Kuiken, Staffordville , N.J. , Chevrolet, 150
17.(21) #8 Jay Mize, Clemmons , N.C. , Chevrolet, 149
18.(1) #36 LW Miller, Mooresville , N.C. , Pontiac, 147
19.(9) #71 Dean Ward, Winston Salem, N.C. , Chevrolet, 50
20.(20) #9 Sam Beam, Mooresville, N.C. , Chevrolet, 17
21.(11) #49 Scott Rigney, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac, 15
22.(DNS) #97 Bryan Dauzat, Chevrolet, 0

Race Statistics
Margin of Victory: .680 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: Burt Myers (101.632 mph, 16.117 seconds)
Caution Flags: 5 for 22 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: L.Miller 1-66; B.Ward 67-124; T.Brown 125-150.
Standings: 1. B.Loftin, 1147; 2. L.Miller, 1068; 3. T.Brown, 1060; 4. B.Myers, 1048; 5. F.Fleming, 992; 6. J.Myers, 990; 7. B.King, 990; 8. A.Seuss, 971; 9. G.Brunnhoelzl, 905; 10. B.Hire, 879.

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