Bobby Measmer, Jr. Takes The Win At East Carolina Motor Speedway

Holds Off Bohn After Late Caution Sets Up Dash To Finish

ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. After coming close several times to securing the checkered flag in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Bobby Measmer Jr. finally celebrated his first tour victory Sunday at East Carolina Motor Speedway.

Measmer Jr. took the lead on Lap 130 and held off Danny Bohn after a late caution to win weather-delayed the Visit Martin County 150 in his 32 career start.

Bohn passed Jeremy Gerstner for second on the final restart while Gerstner held on to equal his career-best tour finish in third.

Jason Myers and points leader Burt Myers completed the top five.

Measmer qualified sixth and quickly moved into the top five were he would remain for most of the inaugural event at high-banked short track. 

Burt Myers won the Coors Light Pole Award and led the first 53 laps before Gerstner, who qualified fourth, took the lead on Lap 54. Myers took the lead on Lap 66 and remained out front until making a pit stop under caution on Lap 87. 

Kyle Bonsignore assumed the top spot on a restart after a caution and stayed out front until Lap 109 when Gerstner took the lead a second time on Lap 109.

Gerstner led the next 21 laps before Measmer made his pass.

The race was slowed five times by caution for 29 laps.

George Brunnhoelzl was sixth with Andy Seuss, Bonsignore, Trey Hutchens III and Robert Baab completed the top 10.

Myers was able to add four points to his points lead over Seuss to now hold a 14-point advantage (344-330) with three races remaining on the 2016 schedule.

The southern tour returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 17 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway for the South Boston 150 at 8 p.m.

Fin
Str
Car
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
6
74
Bobby Measmer, Jr.
Lead 2 Real Estate/Racing Electronics Chevrolet
150
47
4
Running
2
7
40
Danny Bohn
Dunleavy Truck & Trl/Wm Smith Trucking Chevrolet
150
42
Running
3
4
15
Jeremy Gerstner
GMR Lawn Care/Carriage House Restaurant
150
42
1
Running
4
2
4
Jason Myers
Moorefield Enterprises Ford
150
40
Running
5
1
1
Burt Myers
Remington SCT/Citrusafe/Speedway Auto Actn Ford
150
41
2
Running
6
8
28
George Brunnhoelzl, III
Dunleavy Trk and Trailer Repair/Comp Tech
150
38
Running
7
3
11
Andy Seuss
Davis Roofing/Vestal Buick GMC Chevrolet
150
37
Running
8
5
22
Kyle Bonsignore *
Snap-On Tools/Arts Radiator/Willword Brakes
150
37
1
Running
9
10
14
Trey Hutchens, III
Hutchens Racing Chevrolet
149
35
Running
10
11
79
Robert Baab
DSHR/LRD/Coors Light Pontiac
148
35
1
Running
11
12
7
Lauren Edgerton
Hunter Enterprises Chevrolet
147
33
Running
12
9
77
Gary Putnam
Curb Records
134
32
Rear End

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Burt Myers, Time: 14.621 Seconds, Speed: 92.333 mph
Time of Race: 50 mins, 39 secs Average Speed: 66.634 mph Margin of Victory: .601 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 64-67 (79 spun turn 4); 84-93 (77 Spun Front Stretch); 96-101 (79 and 4 spun on turn 2); 131-136 (79 spun turn 4); 144-146 (14 spun on front stretch).  5 for 29 laps.
Lap Leaders: Burt Myers 1-53, Jeremy Gerstner 54-65, Burt Myers 66-87, Robert Baab 88-92, Kyle Bonsignore * 93-108, Jeremy Gerstner 109-129, Bobby Measmer, Jr. 130-150.
Total Laps Led: Burt Myers 75, Jeremy Gerstner 33, Bobby Measmer, Jr. 21, Kyle Bonsignore * 16, Robert Baab 5.  6 changes involving 5 drivers.

Septemberv11th , 2016 - By Tim Southers / NASCAR