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9.15.16

Myers Gunning for Modified Breakthrough at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (September 15, 2016) – Burt Myers has won over 100 Modified races at more than a dozen different tracks in the region during his career. There remains an unchecked box on his bucket list though: a win at South Boston Speedway.

And he couldn’t think of a better time to get that first South Boston win than Saturday in the GCR presents Spaulding Equipment race night, featuring about 400 laps of racing, including a 150-lapper for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

“I’ve always liked South Boston. I’ve always had good runs there, but it’s one of the tracks that I haven’t been able to win,” said Myers, who finished second in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour stop at South Boston last spring. “I was as close in the spring as I’ve ever been.”

It’s been a typically stout season for Myers. He has six wins in about 30 starts in 2016, captured his seventh Bowman Gray Stadium Modified championship and comes into Saturday night’s race leading the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship chase. He leads two-time defending series champ Andy Seuss by 14 points (344-330) in the championship standings.

While Myers doesn’t have a South Boston win, Seuss is the only driver in the field with three victories at the .4-mile track.

“Seuss is good there. He always runs good there. This is one of those races that is really important for us to perform well and come away with a win,” said Myers, who captured the 2010 Southern Modified Tour championship.

Myers is buoyed by his second-place performance in last spring’s 150-lapper at South Boston.

“Until this last race in the spring I haven’t had the car where it needs to be for a long run to where I can hustle the car and still save tires for the end,” said Myers. “In the spring I led early and led late but we just missed it a little after the pit stop.

“If I’m ever gonna win one (at South Boston), this is the weekend I need to do it. I’m champing at the bit.”

Track champions will be crowned in all of South Boston Speedway’s divisions Saturday on a full night of racing action. The lineup for Saturday night’s season finale includes twin 75-lap Late Model races, a 50-lap Limited Sportsman, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 15-lap Budweiser Hornet race along with the 150-lap Modified event.

Fan gates open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying at 5:00 p.m. The first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Advance adult general admission tickets are priced at $10 and may be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Adult general admission tickets will be $15 each at the gate on race day. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5. Kids ages six and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Tickets from the September 3 event will be honored Saturday.

Media Contacts:
Mike Smith
Relevant Public Relations
423.914.3009
msmith@southbostonspeedway
msmith@prrelevant.com

 

 


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