Seuss Wins Southern Modified Tour 150 At SBS
SOUTH BOSTON, VA - Andy Seuss took the lead from pole winner Danny Bohn on the first lap and fended off Kyle Ebersole and George Brunnhoelzl III in a seven lap sprint to the finish that followed the race’s final restart to win Saturday afternoon’s Southern Modified Tour 150 at South Boston Speedway.
The win was the second of the season for the Hampstead, N.H. resident, who won the season-opener for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway in March.
Saturday’s win unofficially propelled Seuss into the series points lead, where he unofficially leads J.R. Bertuccio of Centereach, N.Y., who finished fifth in the race, by eight points, and leads Brunnhoelzl by 10 points.
Seuss was leading Ebersole, Brunnhoelzl and Bohn when the race was restarted for the final time on lap 143. He quickly bolted into the lead, and during some frantic racing behind him, Ebersole was involved in some contact and Brunnhoelzl bolted past him to take second place.
Brunnhoelzl, of West Babylon, N.Y., who started from the rear of the field after being penalized for making unapproved adjustments to his car following qualifying, tried to make a run at Seuss, but Seuss pulled away, edging Brunnhoelzl by 1.889 seconds.
Bohn, of Freehold, N.J., finished third, with Luke Fleming of Mount Airy, N.C. and Bertuccio rounding out the top five finishers.
Oakley, Pulliam Split Late Model Stock Car Division Twinbill
Josh Oakley of Rougemont, N.C. and two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. split victories in Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 75s – the day’s co-feature event with the NASCAR Southern Modified Tour race.
Oakley fended off former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Va. on the final lap of the race following the race’s seventh caution period, which created a two-lap green-white-checker finish.
Oakley edged Bowling by about two car lengths, or .323-second, in scoring his first victory of the season.
Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va., former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. and Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C. rounded out the top five finishers.
There were five lead changes among three drivers, with Oakley leading three times for a total of 22 laps. Twenty-eight cars started the race.
In the nightcap, Pulliam, who started 23rd in the 24-car field after having retired early in the first race due to a mechanical issue, took the lead from Tommy Lemons, Jr. of Troy, N.C. on lap 66 and survived a frantic two-lap dash to the finish that followed the race’s sixth caution period to pick up the win in his first appearance at the track this season.
Bowling, who started beside Pulliam on the final restart, got shuffled out of line on the final lap, with Josh Berry, Erik Jones and Kaz Grala getting past him before he could get back in line. At the end, Bowling had to settle for a fifth-place finish.
Lemons, who led the first 65 laps of the race, finished 16th after having a tire go flat after contact with Pulliam’s car while they were battling for the lead late in the race.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway will go under the lights for the first time in the 2014 season when NASCAR racing returns to America’s Hometown Track on Saturday, April 19, with the Charles Anderson Lawn Care Presents Italian Delight Family Restaurant NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program.
The Charles Anderson Lawn Care Presents Italian Delight Family Restaurant NASCAR Late Model 150 racing program will start at 7 p.m. and will be headlined by a 150-lap race for the drivers and teams in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division.
The five-race card will also include a race for the Limited Sportsman Division and races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, the Modified Division and the competitors of the new entry-level Hornets Division
Pit gates will open and registration will start at 2 p.m. Practice will run from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will begin at 5:30 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
For additional information about the 2014 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540. Information can also be found by following South Boston Speedway on Facebook or Twitter.