Seuss Goes Flag-To-Flag For Caraway Win

Takes second win this season at Caraway by leading every lap

 

ASHEBORO, N.C. - For the second time this season Andy Seuss led flag-to-flag in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competition at Caraway Speedway – this time winning the Triad Commercial Property Services 150.

Although he led every lap on the final rundown, it was anything but easy for Seuss, who also won the race at Caraway in March after leading every lap.

“We knew L.W. (Miller) was going to be tough because he has been real good everywhere this year,” Seuss said in Victory Lane. “We were a little bit free coming off (the turns) and he knew my weak spot.”

Seuss was making reference to Miller making contact with Seuss on Lap 139 to get him loose and pull in front. However, while the two were racing hard up front, it bunched up the field and Johnny Kievman spun in Turn 2 to bring out the caution before Miller could officially lead a lap putting Seuss back out front.

“Thankfully for us the caution came out and we got lined back up in front and we were good from there.”

Miller, who also finished second to Seuss in March, still had a good night although he wanted to pick up another win.

“We got in traffic one time and got by him and lucky for him the caution came out,” Miller said. “The best car won the race and we had the second-best car.”

The win was Seuss' eighth career win on the NWSMT and fourth tour victory at the .455-mile track in Asheboro, N.C.

John Smith followed Seuss and Miller across the line for third. Burt Myers was fourth, with 2009 champion George Brunnhoelzl III in fifth.  

Brandon Hire was sixth, followed by James Civali, Jason Myers, Zach Brewer, and Jonathan Kievman.

Civali, who entered the night with a slight five-point lead over Miller in the point standings, never was a factor for the win and with his seventh-place finish, enable Miller to retake the lead and Seuss to also move past him for second place.

Miller now leads with 1,139 points and Seuss is now within seven points of the lead at 1,132. Civali is third, 19 points behind Miller.

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Race Results

"Triad Commercial Property Services 150"

Saturday At Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, NC
Lap length: 0.455 miles



(Start position in parentheses)
  1.   (2) #47 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH, Dodge, 150 laps, 78.373 mph, $2,350.
  2.   (1) #36 L.W. Miller, Dushore, PA, Pontiac, 150, $1,800.
  3.   (4) #25 John Smith, Mount Airy, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $1,125.
  4.   (8) #1 Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, NC, Ford, 150, $1,050.
  5. (11) #28 George Brunnhoelzl III, West Babylon, NY, Ford, 150, $1,300.
  6. (10) #44 Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $850.
  7.   (7) #79 James Civali, Meriden, CT, Pontiac, 150, $750.
  8.   (3) #4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, NC, Ford, 150, $690.
  9.   (9) #11 Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $590.
10. (13) #8 Jonathan Kievman, Deerfield Beach, FL, Chevrolet, 150, $550.
11.   (6) #40 Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, NC, Ford, 150, $525.
12. (18) #31 Gene Pack, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chevrolet, 150, $500.
13. (16) #2 Josh Nichols, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 149, $485.
14. (15) #02 Tim Brown, Cana, VA, Chevrolet, 145, shocks, $460.
15. (12) #19 Daniel Hemric, Charlotte, N.C., Pontiac, 102, $445.
16. (14) #97 Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, LA, Chevrolet, 102, $430.
17.   (5) #23 Brian Loftin, Lexington, NC, Chevrolet, 89, $420.
18. (17) #77 Gary Putnam, Concord, NC, Chevrolet, 88, $510.
19. (19) #0 Greg Butcher, Mocksville, NC, Chevrolet, 85, $400.
20. (20) #12 Mike Norman, Lewisville, NC, Ford, 1, $390.

Race Statistics
Time of Race:
52 minutes 15 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.530 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: A.Seuss (103.149 mph, 15.88 seconds)
Caution Flags: 4 for 20 laps.
Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A. Seuss 1-150.

Standings: 1. L. Miller, 1139; 2. A. Seuss, 1132; 3. J. Civali, 1120; 4. J. Smith, 1096;5. B. Myers, 1069; 6. J. Myers, 1009; 7. Z. Brewer, 977; 8. F. Fleming, 972; 9. B. Hire,930; 10. G. Pack, 882.

2010 Points Standings / Photos

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