George Brunnhoelzl III Wins NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Event at Caraway
George Brunnhoelzl III opened the 2012 season just like he finished the 2011 season during his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship run – with a win at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night.
Although Brunnhoelzl started from the pole and led every lap it wasn’t easy, as he had to hold off Jason Myers on the final lap to win by just .236 seconds for his 12th career win and sixth at Caraway Speedway.
L.W. Miller followed Myers for third with Brandon Ward fourth and John Smith fifth. Daniel Hemric was sixth with Brian Loftin seventh and Burt Myers eighth. Gary Fountain Sr., and Rich Kuiken Jr. completed the top 10.
The race was slowed nine times by caution with one red flag for 17:58 after Miller and Andy Seuss made contact coming out of Turn 2 on lap 93 following a restart.
The veteran drivers were racing for second when Seuss hit the Turn 2 wall almost head on with Frank Fleming also collected in the incident.
With his victory, Brunnhoelzl locked up a spot in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at the UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway during next February’s Speedweeks.
Brunnhoelzl and the rest of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitors return to Caraway Speedway for the Farm Bureau Insurance 150 on Saturday, April 7.
|1||1||9||George Brunnhoelzl, III||Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet Chevrolet||150||48||5||Running|
|2||4||4||Jason Myers||Trantham Moorefield/Wendell Edwards Ford Ford||150||42||Running|
|3||3||88||L W Miller||Tax Sleyer/Speedco Chevrolet Chevrolet||150||41||Running|
|4||6||44||Brandon Ward||Clemmons Speed Shop/Hire's Automotive Chev||150||40||Running|
|5||14||25||John Smith||Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet Chevrolet||150||39||Running|
|6||13||79||Daniel Hemric *||Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/LeBleu Water Pont||149||38||Running|
|7||9||23||Brian Loftin||QMF Metal & Electronic Sol/L & K Trans Chevrolet||149||37||Running|
|8||5||1||Burt Myers||Adams Towing/Citrusafe Ford Ford||149||36||Running|
|9||19||33||Gary Fountain *||Andy Petree Racing/Race Car Engineering Chevrolet||149||35||Running|
|10||18||1||Rich Kuiken||Flowmasters Testing & Balancing Chev Chevrolet||148||34||Running|
|11||10||2||J R Bertuccio, Jr||Gershow Recycling Chev Chevrolet||148||33||Running|
|12||7||65||Danny Bohn *||Rifenburg Construction/Rustoleum Chev Chevrolet||146||32||Running|
|13||2||02||Tim Brown||Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chev Chevrolet||144||31||Running|
|14||11||40||Frank Fleming||Jerry Hunt Auto & Truck Sales/Adams Towing Ford||142||30||Running|
|15||17||9||AJ Winstead *||Clark American Sanders Chevrolet Chevrolet||124||29||Running|
|16||23||80||Michael Speeney *||UNC Charlotte Motorsports Chevrolet||96||28||Engine|
|17||12||11||Andy Seuss||Phoenix Pre-Owned Chevrolet Chevrolet||94||27||Accident|
|18||16||48||Jonny Kievman||A Best Forklift Chevrolet Chevrolet||94||26||Accident|
|19||22||37||Joe Scarbrough *||Hyperion Stud Chevrolet Chevrolet||87||25||Accident|
|20||24||12||Mike Norman||Auto Solution Mag/Perfection Exhaust Ford Chevrolet||79||24||Accident|
|21||21||77||Gary Putnam||Stock Car Steel Chevrolet Chevrolet||78||23||Suspension|
|22||20||97||Bryan Dauzat||O B Builders Inc Chevrolet Chevrolet||78||22||Radiator|
|23||15||7||Thomas Stinson||Cowardin Jewelers/United Solar Chevrolet Chevrolet||77||21||Accident|
|24||8||51||Kyle Ebersole *||Ebersole Excavating Inc Chevrolet Ford||40||20||Suspension|