Andy Seuss Dominates Caraway 150

Takes third Whelen Southern Modified win of the season

By Kevin W. Green , NASCAR
October 1st, 2011 - 9:18pm

 

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Andy Seuss led flag-to-flag to win the Caraway 150 at a blistering pace at Caraway Speedway on Saturday.

The victory on the .455-mile paved oval marked the third win this year and 11th career win for the Hampstead, N.H., driver. It was his sixth race win at Caraway.

While Seuss gained ground in the championship standings with the win - his teammate, George Brunnhoelzl III, maintained a commanding lead in the points by finishing second. Brunnhoelzl's lead dropped from 150 points to 130 on the night.

Seuss dashed into the lead past pole-sitter Brunnhoelzl at the drop of the green and then maintained command through two early restarts. He paced the field from there to the finish, with his biggest challenge appearing to be working lapped traffic late in the race.

Seuss won by a margin of 2.785 seconds over Brunnhoelzl. Tim Brown took third, with Brian Loftin fourth and Brandon Ward charging forward to take fifth. Thomas Stinson, Jason Myers, Burt Myers, Austin Pack and LW Miller completed the top 10.

Pack has locked up this year's Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

The Caraway 150, the 12th of 14 races on this year's tour schedule, was originally scheduled for March 26, but was postponed due to heavy rain.

Race: NWSMT Caraway 10/1/11

Fin
Str
Car#
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
2
#11
Andy Seuss Phoenix Pre-owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet
150
190
10
Running
2
1
#09
George Brunnhoelzl III Phoenix Pre-owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet
150
170
Running
3
4
#02
Tim Brown Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall Mfg. Housing/TC Mtrspt
150
165
Running
4
5
#23
Brian Loftin L&R Transmissions/QMF Solutions Chevrolet
150
160
Running
5
10
#44
Brandon Ward Crane & Rigging/Konnoak Giant Service Chevrolet
150
155
Running
6
12
#7
Thomas Stinson M&M Painting/Cowardin Jewelers/New Image
150
150
Running
7
6
#4
Jason Myers Capital Bank/Wendell Edwards/Flomet Ford
150
146
Running
8
3
#1
Burt Myers Capital Bank/The Five Mediums Ford
149
142
Running
9
11
#31
Austin Pack * B&J Builders/Shady Grady Racing/Comtech Chevrolet
149
138
Running
10
8
#36
L.W. Miller Speedco/Lucas Oil/Breyers Ice Cream Chevrolet
149
134
Running
11
9
#25
John Smith Tutterow Surveying/Rick's Home Repair Chevrolet
149
130
Running
12
7
#40
Frank Fleming Autos by Nelson/Lewisville Motors Ford
149
127
Running
13
13
#2
Josh Nichols Gershow Recycling Chevrolet
147
124
Running

RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier: George Brunnhoelzl III, Time: 15.818 Seconds, Speed: 103.553 mph

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 15 mins, 58 secs Average Speed: 53.905 mph Margin of Victory: 2.785 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 8-10 (Accident Car #31 & #2 Turn 4); 24-27 (Spin Car #2 Turn 4).  2 for 7 laps.

Lap Leaders: George Brunnhoelzl III –grid, Andy Seuss 1-150.

Total Laps Led: Andy Seuss 150. 1 change involving 2 drivers.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE:  Brandon Ward, 44 Crane & Rigging/Konnoak Giant Service Chevrolet

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  George Brunnhoelzl III, 09 Phoenix Pre-owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet

FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER:  Thomas Stinson, 7 M&M Painting/Cowardin Jewelers/New Image Chevrolet

SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Austin Pack *, 31 B&J Builders/Shady Grady Racing/Comtech Chevrolet

Top 10 Driver Points: George Brunnhoelzl III 2041, Andy Seuss 1911, Jason Myers 1798, John Smith 1780, Tim Brown 1736, L.W. Miller 1735, Frank
Fleming 1711, Austin Pack * 1612, Burt Myers 1519, Thomas Stinson 1314

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

POINTS STANDING / RACE PHOTOS

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