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BRUNNHOELZL SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT WIN
Four-time Champion Stays Hot With Second Career Win At South Boston

It didnít 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 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.
 
  NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-South Boston 150 Results
Saturday At South Boston Speedway, South Boston, Va.
Lap length:
0.4 miles
  (Start position in parentheses)
  1.   (2) George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 77.060 mph.
  2.   (1) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150.
  3.   (4) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 150.
  4.   (3) Kyle Bonsignore, Bay Shore, NY, Chevrolet, 150.
  5.   (5) Danny Bohn, Freehold, NJ, Chevrolet, 150.
  6.   (8) Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  7.   (7) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa., Ford, 134, transmission.
  8. (11) Austin Pickens, Orlando, Fla., Chevrolet, 106, handling.
  9.   (6) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 46, rear end.
10.   (9) Richie Pallai Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Pontiac, 30, suspension.
11. (10) Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 2, power steering.
12. (12) Jeremy Gerstner, Wesley Chapel, FL, Chevrolet, 0, did not start.

Race Statistics
Time of Race:
46 minutes 43 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.237 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: B. Myers (96.839 mph, 14.87 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 14 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: B. Myers 1-36; G. Brunnhoelzl III 37-78; B. Myers 79-98; A. Seuss 99-112;
G. Putnam 113; A. Seuss 114-124; G. Brunnhoelzl III 125-150.

Standings: 1. B. Myers, 133; 2. G. Brunnhoelzl III, 132; 3. A. Seuss, 123; 4. D. Bohn, 115;
5. J. Myers, 114; 6. B. Measmer Jr., 113; 7. K. Bonsignore, 105; 8. G. Putnam, 104;
9. R. Pallai Jr., 99; 10. J. Gerstner, 97.
 

 
Source: Tim Southers / NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Posted
: April 9, 2016

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