Loftin Leads The Pack

Former champion sets the pace in Spring Classic 150 qualifying

Asheboro, N.C. Brian Loftin has always enjoyed racing at Caraway Speedway and he showed another reason why Saturday during qualifying for the Spring Classic 150.

Loftin won his fifth career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour pole at the track during qualifying and drove his No. 23 QMF Metal Solutions/L&R Transmissions Chevrolet around the .455-mile track with a time of 15.774 seconds (103.842 mph) to claim the top spot.

Defending tour champion Burt Myers piloted his No. 1 Capital Bank/Patterson's Hot Dog Chili Ford into the second spot with a quick lap of 15.790 seconds. George Brunnhoelzl III, the 2009 tour champion, was third at 15.806 seconds. L.W. Miller was fourth with Frank Fleming completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Todd Szegedy, Tim Brown, Jason Myers, Andy Seuss, Jonathan Kievman.

The Spring Classic 150 is scheduled to start at approx. 3 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour opener will follow Sunday's 200-lap feature for Caraway's Division I Late Models.

 

 

NWSMT Caraway Qualifying 3/12/11

POS CAR DRIVER TEAM TIME SPEED
1.
#23
Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C.
QMF Metal Solutions/L&R Transmissions Chevrolet
15.774
103.842
2.
#1
Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C.
Capital Bank/Patterson's Hot Dog Chili Ford
15.79
103.737
3.
#9
George Brunnhoelzl III, West Babylon, N.Y.
Phoenix Pre-Owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet
15.806
103.632
4 .
#36
L.W. Miller, Dushore, Pa.
Speedco/Lucas Oil Chevrolet
15.826
103.501
5.
#40
Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, N.C.
Jerry Hunt Auto & Truck Center/Lewisville Motors Ford
15.882
103.136
6.
#22
Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn.
Pro Systems/CV Products Ford
15.932
102.812
7.
#02
Tim Brown, Cana, Va.
Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall/TC Motorsports Chevrolet
15.961
102.625
8.
#4
Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C.
Capital Bank/Wendell Edwards/Trantham&Moorefield
15.984
102.477
9.
#44
Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H.
Crane & Rigging/Kooks Custom Headers Chevrolet
15.994
102.413
10.
#8
Jonathan Kievman, Deerfield Beach, Fla. *
A Best Forklift Chevrolet
16.04
102.12
11.
#11
Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Triad Auto Sales/Shane Hmeil Racing To Recovery
16.054
102.031
12.
#00
Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn.
Sherm's Towing Chevrolet
16.071
101.923
13.
#7
Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y. *
Emerling Chevrolet Chevrolet
16.09
101.802
14.
#79
James Civali, Meriden, Conn.
Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/LeBleu Water Pontiac
16.095
101.771
15.
#25
John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C.
Tutterow Surveying/Rick's Home Repair Chevrolet
16.116
101.638
16.
#7
Thomas Stinson, Chester, Va.
M&M Painting/Cowardin Jewelers Chevrolet
16.181
101.23
17.
#2
Josh Nichols, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Gershow Recycling Chevrolet
16.291
100.546
18.
#31
Austin Pack, Winston-Salem, N.C. *
B&J Builders/Clayton Homes Chevrolet
16.354
100.159
19.
#77
Gary Putnam, Concord, N.C. *
Stock Car Steel Chevrolet
16.474
99.429
20.
#33
Gary Fountain, Clermont, Fla. *
Fountain Motorsports Chevrolet
16.484
99.369
21.
#12
Mike Norman, Lewisville, N.C. *
Aero8/Combs Wholesale Produce Chevrolet
16.829
97.332
22.
#80
Michael Speeney, Newtown, Pa. *
MRI Graphics Chevrolet
16.989
96.415

Photos from Qualifying and Practice

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Tim Southers, NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications, (386) 235-3634 or tsouthers@nascar.com

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