Christopher Claims Victory At South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. (April 17, 2011) Ted Christopher traveled south to Virginia early Sunday morning and picked up a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory in the South Boston 150 in the afternoon at South Boston Speedway.

        Christopher outdueled George Brunnhoelzl III, who won the first two Whelen Southern Modified Tour events in 2011, to earn yet another win in his storied career. Christopher, who won the season-opening Icebreaker last weekend in Thompson, Conn., on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, collected his fifth career win on the southern tour.

        Christopher started 17 th after the field was set by points after qualifying was rained out on Saturday night. He moved up through the field and was in the top in the top five by Lap 20. Christopher was able to get past Zach Brewer on Lap 99 and remain out front the rest of the afternoon.

        Brewer finished third followed by Tim Brown and John Smith. The rest of the top-10 were Frank Fleming, Jason Myers, Lee Jeffreys, Patrick Emerling and Darryl Lacks.

        Brunnhoelzl maintains his lead in the standings by 75 points over Smith. The race was slowed seven times by caution for 33 laps.

        The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be in action next on Saturday, April 23 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

For additional information, contact:

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

Whelen Southern Modified Tour-South Boston 150 Unofficial Results

Sunday

At South Boston Speedway

South Boston, Va.

Lap length: 0.4 miles

 

Fin
Str
Car
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
17
#00
Ted Christopher
Sherm's Towing Chevrolet
150
185
5
Running
2
13
#09
George Brunnhoelzl III
McDonald's Chevrolet
150
170
Running
3
5
#11
Zach Brewer
McDonald's Chevrolet
150
175
10
Running
4
10
#02
Tim Brown
Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall/TC Mtrspts. Chev,
150
160
Running
5
4
#25
John Smith
Tutterow Surveying/Rick's Repair Chevrolet
150
155
Running
6
7
#40
Frank Fleming
Jerry Hunt Auto & Truck Center Ford
150
150
Running
7
6
#4
Jason Myers
Capital Bank/Wendell Edwards Ford
150
146
Running
8
1
#1
Lee Jeffreys
Capital Bank/Patterson's Hot Dog Chili Ford
150
147
5
Running
9
15
#07
Patrick Emerling *
Emerling Chevrolet Chevrolet
150
138
Running
10
18
#24
Darryl Lacks*
Bass Automotive Transmission Parts Chevrolet
149
134
Running
11
19
#78
Donnie Lacks*
After Hours Designs Chevrolet
147
130
Running
12
9
#31
Austin Pack *
B&J Builders/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet
144
127
Running
13
2
#36
L.W. Miller
Speedco/Lucas Oil Chevrolet
144
129
5
Running
14
3
#79
James Civali
Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/LeBleu Pontiac
107
121
Running
15
8
#44
Andy Seuss
Crane & Rigging/Kooks Custom Headers Chev.
103
118
Running
16
12
#2
Josh Nichols
Gershow Recycling/Racing Electronics Chev.
86
115
Accident
17
11
#12
Mike Norman
Cars.com/Lewisville Motor Company Chevrolet
86
112
Too Slow
18
16
#80
Michael Speeney *
MRI Graphics Chevrolet
74
109
Accident
19
14
#7
Thomas Stinson
M&M Painting/Cowardin Jewelers Chevrolet
65
106
Accident

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Qualifying Rained Out
Time of Race: 57 mins, 29 secs     Average Speed: 62.627 mph     Margin of Victory: .319 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 2-4 (No. 31 spins on backstretch); 19-21 (No. 79 spins in Turn 4); 59-63 (No. 78 spins in Turn 4); 65-69 (No. 7, No. 44, No. 2, No. 80 spin in Turn 3); 75-77 (No. 07 & No. 80 spin in Turn Three); 88-97 (No. 2 hit backstrech wall); 111-114 (No. 31 spins in Turn 3).  7 for  33 laps.

Lap Leaders: L.W. Miller 1-5, Lee Jeffreys 6, L.W. Miller 7-22, Lee Jeffreys 23, L.W. Miller 24-32, Zach Brewer 33-98, Ted Christopher 99-150.
Total Laps Led: Zach Brewer 66, Ted Christopher 52, L.W. Miller 30, Lee Jeffreys 2.  6 changes involving 4 drivers.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS
COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE:   Ted Christopher, 00 Sherm's Towing Chevrolet
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER:   Tim Brown, 02 Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall/TC Motorsports Chevrolet
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:   Patrick Emerling *, 07 Emerling Chevrolet Chevrolet

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

RACE PHOTOS / POINTS STANDINGS

 

 

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