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Craig Gabriele
       

 

 

A Successful Return for the WSMT and Burt Myers @ Southern National Motorsports Park.

3/23/2013

A big success story unfolded at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon.

 

25 Modifieds showed up for the first race at the speedway since 2008 and 1 Burt Myers made it 2 for 2 for the Myers brothers on the WSMT this season.

41 Ryan Preece from Berlin, CT took the pole in his family owned car with a time of 14.313 for an average speed of 100.608 around the .4-mile track. Ryan is a veteran of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - where he has five wins and 12 poles in 81 starts.

 Three-time Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III was second quick, with a lap of 14.369 seconds (100.216 mph). He was followed by Burt Myers, Tim Brown and Andy Seuss. Rounding out the top 10 in qualifying were John Smith, Jason Myers, Ted Christopher, Danny Bohn and Brandon Ward.

Qualifying Results:

Pos

No.

Name

Sponsor

Best Tm

Best Speed

1

41

Ryan Preece

East West Marine/NAPA

14.313

100.608

2

28

George Brunnhoelzl III

Epoxz, Oval Speed

14.369

100.216

3

1

Burt Myers

Citrusafe BBQ Cleaner/Adams Towing/ Ford

14.380

100.139

4

2

Tim Brown

Hayes Jewelers/T & C Motorsports Chev

14.408

99.944

5

11

Andy Seuss

Ideal Racing/Danny Glad Engines

14.522

99.160

6

25

John Smith

Havoline Express Lube/G-Oil

14.534

99.078

7

4

Jason Myers

West Bend Vineyards

14.547

98.989

8

00

Ted Christopher

M & T Enterprises

14.559

98.908

9

65

Danny Bohn

Cedar Peaks Ent. /Rustoleum/

14.570

98.833

10

44

Brandon Ward

Crane & Rigging Corp, KP Moto

14.575

98.799

11

02

J R Bertuccio

Gershow Recycling

14.583

98.745

12

59

Renee Dupuis

Space Fitters, John Blewett Scrap and Waste

14.609

98.569

13

40

Luke Fleming

Koma Unwind /Autos By Nelson.com

14.618

98.509

14

79

Woody Pitkat

Hill Enterprises/Coors Light

14.631

98.421

15

23

Brian Loftin

L & R Trans/QMF Metal & Electrinic Solutions

14.692

98.013

16

5

Kyle Ebersole

Ebersole Excavating Inc

14.705

97.926

17

77

Gary Putnam

Stock Car Steel

14.740

97.693

18

71

Jimmy Zacharias

Floyd's Used Clothing Cheverlet

14.764

97.535

19

58

Eric Goodale

Heritage Wide Plank Flooring

14.779

97.436

20

80

Mike Speeney

Presto Tape/MRI Wall Graphics

14.815

97.199

21

97

Bryan Dauzat

O B Builders Chevrolet

14.841

97.029

22

12

Mike Norman

Perfection Exhaust/ Lewisville Motor Company

15.030

95.808

23

04

David Calabrese

Diamond Back Towing

15.146

95.075

24

70

Jeremy Gerstner

GMR Complete Lawn Care/Fountain Motorsports

15.403

93.488

 

The Race:

The 41 of Ryan Preece took the lead at the drop of the green flag and was followed by the 28 of George Brunnhoelzl  III.

Before we complete a lap the 77 of Gary Putnam spins in turn 1 and the caution is out.

On the restart Preece  jumps to the lead followed by GB III the 02 of Tim Brown in third and 1 Burt Myers in fourth.

Lap 4 the 18 of Dalton Baldwin pulls down pit road with engine problems and is out of the event.

Lap 15 its 41, 28, 02, 1, 2, 11, 00, 4, 25.

Lap 19 the 79 of Woody Pitkat is on the move from his starting position  of 14th and now is in 10th.

Lap 20 - Top five have pulled away from 11 Seuss, 00 Christopher and 4 JMyers.

Lap 26 - 2 Bertuccio goes under 02 Brown to move up to fourth.

Lap 32 -  11 Seuss has moved up to fifth, now followed by 00 Christopher and  4 Jason Myers, as 02 Brown falls back to eighth.

Lap 37 11 Seuss goes by 2 Bertuccio and now 00 Christopher and 4 JMyers look to do the same. 2 Bertuccio begins to fade.

Lap 47 - 02 Brown now feeling pressure from the 79 of  Pitkat for eighth.

Lap 56 - Caution for single car spin by 80 Speeney in Turn 2.

LAP 57 41, 28, 1, 11, 00, 4, 2, 79, 02, 65, 44, 25, 40, 5, 23, 58, 97. 17 cars on the lead lap.

Going green on lap 59.

3 wide into turn one and they make it.

Lap 70 - 79 Pitkat makes a move under 4  Jason Myers to take 6th. Pitkat has come all the way from 14th.

Lap 72 - 1 B. Myers has moved into second. 28 GB III falls to 3rd.

Lap 76 - Caution out for halfway break. 80 Speeney will be free pass car.

77 - Leaders at halfway are41 Preece, 1 BMyers,  28 Brunnhoelzl, 11 Seuss, 00 Christopher, 79 Pitkat,   4 JMyers,  65 Bohn, 02 Brown, 5  Ebersole,  2 Bertuccio,  44 Ward,  58 Goodale, 40  Fleming,  25 Smith,  23 Loftin

23 of BrianLoftin is done for the day.

Restart: 41 Preece leads 1 B. Myers and 28 Brunnhoelzl.

Lap 81 1 B.Myers under 41 Preece for the lead. Myers takes the lead.

Lap 95 - Top 5 of  1 B.Myers, 41  Preece,  28 Brunnhoelzl,  11 Seuss and  00 Christopher have pulled away a little from 4 JMyers.

Lap 115 - Caution the 77 Putnam and the 80 of Speeney spin in turn 4 right in front of the leaders. The 11 of Seuss makes contact with the 28 of GB III.

Lap 128 - 1 B.Myers to lead and 28 Brunnhoelzl  Takes 2nd from 41 Preece.

Lap 143 -1  B.Myers,  28 Brunnhoelzl , 41 Preece,  02 Brown,  11 Seuss, 00 Christopher, 65 Bohn,  5 Ebersole,  44 Ward, 4 J.Myers. 7 to go.

1 B. Myers has opened up a big lead.

White flag -1 B.Myers leads 41 Preece,  28 Brunnhoelzl and  02 Brown now. 28 GB III has his hands full and gets passed by 02 Brown for 3rd.

1 Burt Myers wins THE KOMA UNWIND RELAXATION 150 @ Southern National Motorsports Park.

41 Ryan Preece lead a race high 80 laps. 1 Burt Myers lead 70 laps.

Myers, who won when the tour made its last visit to the .4-mile track in 2008, returned to Victory Lane on Saturday, winning the KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink 150.

 The win marked the 9 career win for But Myers on the WSMT.

"I hadn't felt this good about a win in a long, long time," Myers said. "We've just been in such a slump."

The Myers brothers have now won the first 2 events of the WSMT season with Jason winning the Tour opener at Caraway last week. Burt finished 17th with motor problems.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Ryan Preece, who won his first Whelen Southern Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying and led the first 80 laps, finished second. He was followed by Tim Brown, George Brunnhoelzl III and Andy Seuss. Brunnhoelzl, the defending tour champion, took the points lead by four over Jason Myers.

Overall a great day had by all @ SNMP.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Southern National Motorsport Park for the return of the Modifieds  @ your fine speedway.

Race: NWSMT Southern National 3/23/13

Fin

Str

Car

Driver

Team

Laps

Points

B/Points

Status

1

3

1

Burt Myers

Citrisafe BBQ Grill Cleaner/Adams Towing Ford

150

47

4

Running

2

1

41

Ryan Preece

East West Marine, NAPA Chevrolet

150

44

2

Running

3

4

02

Tim Brown

Hayes Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Ford

150

41

 

Running

4

2

28

George Brunnhoelzl, III

Epoxz/Oval Speed Chevrolet

150

40

 

Running

5

5

11

Andy Seuss

Ideal Racing/Danny Glad Engines Chevrolet

150

39

 

Running

6

8

0

Ted Christopher

M & T Enterprises Chevrolet

150

38

 

Running

7

16

5

Kyle Ebersole

Ebersole Excavating Inc Ford

150

37

 

Running

8

9

65

Danny Bohn

Cedar Peaks Enterprises/Rustoleum Chevrolet

150

36

 

Running

9

10

44

Brandon Ward

Crane & Rigging Corp/KP Moto Chevrolet

150

35

 

Running

10

14

79

Woody Pitkat

Hill Enterprises, Coors Light Pontiac

150

34

 

Running

11

18

71

Jimmy Zacharias

Floyd's Used Clothing Chevrolet

150

33

 

Running

12

7

4

Jason Myers

West Bend Vineyards Ford

150

32

 

Running

13

13

40

Luke Fleming *

Koma Unwind/Autos By Nelson.com Ford

150

31

 

Running

14

21

97

Bryan Dauzat

O B Builders Inc Chevrolet

150

30

 

Running

15

11

2

J R Bertuccio, Jr

Gershow Recycling Chevrolet

150

29

 

Running

16

6

25

John Smith

Havoline Xpress Lube/ G-Oil Chevrolet

150

28

 

Running

17

19

58

Eric Goodale

Heritage Wide Plank Flooring Chevrolet

148

27

 

Running

18

17

77

Gary Putnam

Stock Car Steel Chevrolet

147

26

 

Running

19

22

12

Mike Norman

Perfection Exhaust/Lewisville Motor Co Ford

146

25

 

Running

20

20

80

Michael Speeney

Presto Tape/MRI Wall Graphics Chevrolet

144

24

 

Running

21

24

70

Jeremy Gerstner *

GMR Complete Lawn Care/Fountain Motorsports

144

23

 

Running

22

12

59

Renee Dupuis

Space Fitters/John Blewett Scrap & Waste Chevrolet

101

22

 

Brakes

23

15

23

Brian Loftin

L & R Transmissions/QMF Metal & Elect Solutions

77

21

 

Power steering

24

23

04

David Calabrese

Diamond Back Towing Chevrolet

9

20

 

Overheating

25

25

18

Dalton Baldwin *

Woman Z Woman Breast Cancer Foundation

2

19

 

Engine

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Ryan Preece, Time: 14.313 Seconds, Speed: 100.608 mph
Time of Race: 53 mins, 10 secs Average Speed: 67.712 mph Margin of Victory: 1.635 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 57-59 (#80 Spun); 76-77 (Half Way Break); 115-120 (#77 spun); 125-127 (#70 Spun). 4 for 14 laps.
Lap Leaders: Ryan Preece 1-80, Burt Myers 81-150.
Total Laps Led: Ryan Preece 80, Burt Myers 70. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.
Top 10 Driver Points: George Brunnhoelzl, III 83, Jason Myers 79, Kyle Ebersole 78, Ted Christopher 78, Andy Seuss 78, Burt Myers 74, Tim Brown 74, Gary Putnam 64, Bryan Dauzat 64, John Smith 63
Next Race:So Boston Speedway
* Denotes Rookie of the Year Contender

 

NWSMT Southern National 3/2/2013

Pos

Driver Name

Points

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

1

George Brunnhoelzl, III

83

2

0

2

2

2

Jason Myers

79

2

1

1

1

3

Kyle Ebersole

78

2

0

1

2

4

Ted Christopher

78

2

0

1

2

5

Andy Seuss

78

2

0

2

2

6

Burt Myers

74

2

1

1

1

7

Tim Brown

74

2

0

1

1

8

Gary Putnam

64

2

0

0

1

9

Bryan Dauzat

64

2

0

0

1

10

John Smith

63

2

0

0

1

11

Danny Bohn

60

2

0

0

1

12

Luke Fleming *

60

2

0

0

0

13

J R Bertuccio, Jr

59

2

0

0

0

14

Mike Norman

57

2

0

0

0

15

Brian Loftin

54

2

0

0

0

16

Michael Speeney

52

2

0

0

0

17

Jeremy Gerstner *

49

2

0

0

0

18

David Calabrese

45

2

0

0

0

19

Ryan Preece

44

1

0

1

1

20

Cole Powell *

37

1

0

0

1

21

Thomas Stinson

36

1

0

0

1

22

Brandon Ward

35

1

0

0

1

23

Woody Pitkat

34

1

0

0

1

24

Jimmy Zacharias

33

1

0

0

0

25

Eric Goodale

27

1

0

0

0

26

Renee Dupuis

22

1

0

0

0

27

Dalton Baldwin *

19

1

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

       
 

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