Andy Seuss Makes It Two In A Row In The "Newport News Shipbuilding 150"

 

 

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
September 3, 2011 - 9:18pm

HAMPTON, Va. Andy Suess held off the field in a 14-lap dash to the checkered flag to win the Newport News Shipbuilding 150 in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action on Saturday at Langley Speedway.

It was the second straight tour victory for Seuss, out of Hampstead, N.H. He won in his last outing on Aug. 26 at North Carolina's Caraway Speedway. It also was his 11th career win in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Seuss started from the outside pole position and fell back early, but he battled back to take the lead on Lap 130 and led the rest of the way. A debris caution on Lap 132 set up a sprint to the finish that he was able to manage in his No. 11 Phoenix Pre-Owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet.

John Smith crossed the line in second followed by Thomas Stinson, who led a race-high 89 laps, in third. Polesitter and defending tour champion Burt Myers finished fourth while Jason Myers finished in the fifth position.

Tim Brown, George Brunnhoelzl III, Frank Fleming, L.W. Miller and Jonathan Kievman rounded out the top 10.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads north for its next outing to take on their counterparts in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway in the UNOH Showdown. Each tour will have a 125-lap feature event followed by a 50-lap all-star event with competitors from each tour pitted against one another.

Fin
Str
Car#
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
2
11
Andy Seuss Phoenix Pre-owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet 150 185 5 Running
2
6
25
John Smith Tutterow Surveying/Rick's Home Repair Chevrolet 150 175 5 Running
3
4
7
Thomas Stinson M&M Painting/Cowardin Jewelers Chevrolet 150 175 10 Running
4
1
1
Burt Myers Capital Bank/Moorefield&Trantham/Citrusafe Ford 150 160 Running
5
5
4
Jason Myers Capital Bank/Wendell Edwards/Flomet Ford 150 155 Running
6
12
02
Tim Brown Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall Mfg. Housing/TC Mtrspt 150 150 Running
7
3
09
George Brunnhoelzl III Phoenix Pre-owned/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet 150 151 5 Running
8
8
40
Frank Fleming Autos by Nelson/Lewisville Motors Ford 150 142 Running
9
10
36
L.W. Miller Speedco/Lucas Oil/Bryers Chevrolet 150 138 Running
10
9
8
Jonathan Kievman * A Best Forklift Chevrolet 148 134 Running
11
11
12
Mike Norman Piedmont Auto Sales/DMC Auto Exchange Ford 145 130 Running
12
13
31
Austin Pack * B&J Builders/Shady Grady Racing/Comtech Chevrolet 131 127 Running
13
7
59
Renee Dupuis Union Insurance Group Chevrolet 124 124 Parked

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Burt Myers, Time: 15.365 Seconds, Speed: 91.377 mph


Time of Race: 45 mins, 58 secs Average Speed: 76.360 mph Margin of Victory: 1.127 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 45-48 (Car #59, #8, #12, #31 spun on backstretch); 132-136 (#59 Black Flagged to Pits). 2 for 9 laps.

Lap Leaders: Andy Seuss 1-3, George Brunnhoelzl III 4-8, Andy Seuss 9-22, George Brunnhoelzl III 23-25, Thomas Stinson 26-51, John Smith 52, Thomas Stinson 53-90, John Smith 91-104, Thomas Stinson 105-128, Andy Seuss 129-150.

Total Laps Led: Thomas Stinson 88, Andy Seuss 39, John Smith 15, George Brunnhoelzl III 8. 9 changes involving 4 drivers.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS
COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE: Tim Brown, 02 Hayes Jewelers/Wall to Wall Mfg. Housing/TC Mtrspt Chevrolet
COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Burt Myers, 1 Capital Bank/Moorefield&Trantham/Citrusafe Ford
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER: Burt Myers, 1 Capital Bank/Moorefield&Trantham/Citrusafe Ford
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Jonathan Kievman *, 8 A Best Forklift Chevrolet

Next Race:UNOH Showdown Southern 125

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

 

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