Brunnhoelzl wins the "South Boston 150" at South Boston

Past NWSMT Champion makes it Two in a Row

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. It didn't take a late-race pass like last week to get the win, but George Brunnhoelzl III had to work hard to score his second straight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour triumph.

Brunnhoelzl passed Andy Seuss on Lap 125 to regain the lead and held off Burt Myers to win the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

The victory was the 27th of his storied career and he now joins Seuss as the only driver to score multiple wins at the historic .4-mile track located in South Boston, Virginia.

Myers started the afternoon winning his first career Coors Light Pole Award at South Boston and led the first 36 laps before Brunnhoelzl got to the top spot, where he stayed for the next 42 circuits.

Myers remained in second place until he was able to make an impressive pass on the outside of Brunnhoelzl in Turn 3 to regain the lead.

Myers led until Lap 98 when Seuss got to front going after a tour-best fourth win at the track.

Danny Bohn brought out the third and final caution of the race on Lap 127 just after Brunnhoelzl passed Seuss for the lead. The third generation driver was able to hold on the lead on the final restart and score his first victory at South Boston since 2013.

Myers got past Seuss on Lap 142 to hold on his points lead by just one point over Brunnhoelzl (133-132) with his second-place finish. 

Seuss followed in third with Kyle Bonsignore scoring his first career top-five finish in fourth. Bohn recovered from his late spin to finish fifth.

Gary Putnam, Kyle Ebersole, Austin Pickens, Jason Myers and Richie Pallai Jr. rounded out the top 10.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be back in action on April 16 with the Dogwood 150 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina.

 

POS
STR
CAR#
DRIVER
SPONSORS
LAPS
1
2
#28
George Brunnhoelzl III
Dunleavy Trk & Trl Repair/Comp Tech Chevrolet
150
2
1
#1
Burt Myers
Remington SCT/Speedway Auto/Citrusafe Ford
150
3
4
#11
Andy Seuss
Davis Roofing/Vestal GMC Chevrolet
150
4
3
#22
Kyle Bonsignore*
Snap On Tools/Arts Radiator/Willword Brakes Chevrolet
150
5
5
#40
Danny Bohn
Dunleavy Trk & Trailer/William Smith Trk Chevrolet
150
6
8
#77
Gary Putnam
Curb Records Chevrolet
150
7
7
#5
Kyle Ebersole
Ebersole Excavating Ford
134
8
11
#33
Austin Pickens*
Greenbriar Landscape/JSG Unlimited Chevrolet
106
9
6
#4
Jason Myers
Moorefield Enterprises Ford
46
10
9
#79
Richie Pallai Jr
MAHLE/Coors Light Pontiac
30
11
10
#74
Bobby Measmer Jr
Lead 2 Real Estate/Powerhouse Recycling Chevrolet
2
12
12
#15
Jeremy Gerstner
GMR Lawn Care/Carriage House Restaurant
DNS

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier:
Burt Myers, Time: 14.87 Seconds, Speed: 96.839 mph
Time of Race: 
46 mins, 43 secs Average Speed: 77.060 mph Margin of Victory: 1.237 Seconds
Caution Flags: 
Laps 31-35 (#33 and #79 Spun-Turn 2 Exit); 111-115 (#33 Spun Back Stretch); 127-130 (#40 Spun Turn 4).  3 for 14 laps.
Lap Leaders: 
Burt Myers 1-36, George Brunnhoelzl, III 37-78, Burt Myers 79-98, Andy Seuss 99-112, Gary Putnam 113, Andy Seuss 114-124, George Brunnhoelzl, III 125-150.
Total Laps Led:
 George Brunnhoelzl, III 68, Burt Myers 56, Andy Seuss 25, Gary Putnam 1.  6 changes involving 4 drivers.

* Denotes Sunoco Rooke of the Year Contender

 

April 9th , 2016- By Tim Southers, NASCAR