Civali Cruises to Victory at South Boston

Scores First Win Since 2010 in Caution-Free Race

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. At the start of the season James Civali was not in the No. 79 Pontiac owned by longtime NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour car owner Susan Hill and led by her husband David Hill on the pit box.

The Hill's asked Civali to come back and drive their car in early August and in his third start for the veteran team, the Meriden, Conn. native gave them a reason to celebrate.

Civali passed Danny Bohn on Lap 107 and remained out front the rest of the way to score his first tour win since 2010 and second at South Boston Speedway in the South Boston 150.

Civali held off Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Bonsignore over the final 20 laps of the race to win the first caution-free southern tour race since 2006.

Bonsignore scored his best finish to date coming home second with George Brunnhoelzl third, Bohn fourth and points leader Burt Myers completing the top five.

Bobby Measmer Jr. followed up his first tour win last weekend with a sixth-place finish with Kyle Ebersole, Jason Myers, Jeremy Gerstner and Andy Seuss completing the top 10.

This was the third caution-free race in the history of the southern tour with the other two coming at Hickory Motor Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park both in the second season of the NASCAR-sanctioned tour.

With his top-five finish Burt Myers was able to gain five points over Seuss and unofficially has a 19-point lead over the two-time defending champion with two races remaining on the schedule.

Bohn captured his third Coors Light Pole award of the season and led the first 107 laps of the race before Civali made his move to the point.

The South Boston 150 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. 

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 24 for the Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Pos
Car#
Driver
Sponsors
Laps
Diff
1
79
James Civali
DSHR/LRD/Coors Light Pontiac
150
2
22
Kyle Bonsignore*
SNAP ON TOOLS/Arts Radiator/Willword Brakes Chevrolet
150
0.494
3
28
George Brunnhoelzl III
Dunleavy Trk & Trailer Repair/Comp Tech Chevrolet
150
9.460
4
40
Danny Bohn
Dunleavy's Truck & Trl/Wm Smith Trucking Chevrolet
150
9.835
5
1
Burt Myers
Remington SCT/Citrusafe/Speedway Auto Actn Ford
150
10.172
6
74
Bobby Measmer Jr
Lead 2 Real Estate/Crispy's Bar & Grill Chevrolet
150
10.777
7
5
Kyle Ebersole
Ebersole Excavating Ford
149
1 Lap
8
4
Jason Myers
Moorefield Enterprises Ford
149
1 Lap
9
15
Jeremy Gerstner
GMR Lawncare / The Carriage House Restaurant Chevrolet
149
1 Lap
10
11
Andy Seuss
Davis Roofing/Vestal Buick GMC Chevrolet
149
1 Lap
11
97
Bryan Dauzat
OB Builders Inc Chevrolet
148
2 Laps
12
14
Trey Hutchens III
Hutchens Racing Chevrolet
145
5 Laps
13
70
Shawn Balluzzo*
GMR Complete Lawn Care Chevrolet
144
6 Laps
14
7
Lauren Edgerton*
Lauren Edgerton Racing Chevrolet
143
7 Laps
15
99
AJ Winstead
Tripoli Inc Chevrolet
140
10 Laps

 

September 17th , 2016 - By Tim Southers / NASCAR