Whelen Southern Modified Tour 2013 Preview
WSMT opens its season on Saturday March 16 @ Caraway
Speedway in Sophia, NC. The first of 5 stops @ Caraway for the Modifieds.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Late Model Stock
Limited Late Model
LENGTH: .455 Mile
The potent 28 of George Brunnhoelzl III a 3 time
champion (2009, 2011, 2012) is a heavy favorite to win title #4. Howard
Harvey who was the owner of the 09 for the last 2 GB III titles has
retired. GB III will return to driving the family owned 28 Modified for
George Brunnhoelzl III (No.
28 Brunnhoelzl Racing Chevrolet)
Finished 10th in his last Caraway
start in October of last year lowest finish in last 17 starts there.
Eight Caraway wins is tied for a tour-best with Brian Loftin.
Has wins in four of his last six starts at the North Carolina track.
Has started from the pole in each of his last three Caraway outings.
Registered a top-five finish in 15 of his last 17 starts at the .455-mile
Won the Southern Modified Tour championship in 2009 and 2011 and 2012.
The Schedule will have 12 events for 2013. 5 @ Caraway,
2 @ Southern National Motorsports Park, 1 @ South Boston, 1 @ Bowman- Gray,
1 @ Langley, 1 @ Charlotte and the combo event with the WMT @ Bristol.
Danny Bohn (No. 65
Rustoleum/Rifenburg Construction Chevrolet)
The last time we saw Bohn
he was on his roof @ Daytona.
Earned his first tour win in his
last Caraway start on Oct. 6, 2012.
Also has scored Caraway finishes of third (July 6) and fifth (April 7)
Was 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
Was championship runner-up to George Brunnhoelzl III a season ago.
Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal
Racing/RAHMOC Engines Chevrolet)
Finished eighth in last Caraway
start in Oct. 2012.
Opened the 2012 season with a 17th-place showing at Caraway after an
accident shortened his day.
Has six career Caraway wins with the last coming Oct. 1, 2011.
Leads active drivers with 1,013 laps lead at the North Carolina oval.
Burt Myers (No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams
Towing & Recovery Ford)
Finished 11th in his last Caraway
start in Oct. 2012.
Placed eighth in the Caraway season opener last year.
Leads tour with 12 Caraway
Lone Caraway victory came on April 9, 2005.
Won the 2010 Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R
Transmission/QMF Metal & Electronic Solutions Chevrolet)
Finished second to Danny Bohn in his
last Caraway start in October of last season.
Began the 2012 campaign with a seventh-place effort at Caraway last March.
Eight wins at Caraway is tied for the tour lead with George Brunnhoelzl
Most recent win at the ,455-mile oval came on April 7, 2012.
Won the 2008 Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
Tim Brown (No. 02 Hayes
Jewelers/T&C Motorsports Chevrolet)
Finished seventh in his last Caraway
start on Oct. 6, 2012.
Finished 13th in last years season opener at Caraway.
Two-time Caraway winner last won on Sept. 27, 2008.
Has recorded a top-10 finish in seven of his last 10 Caraway starts.
Jason Myers (No. 4 Myers
Logged a fourth-place finish in last
Caraway outing in Oct. 2012.
Registered runner-up finish to eventual tour champion George Brunnhoelzl
III in the 2012 opener at Caraway.
Career-best Caraway finish of second on two occasions March 31, 2012 and
April 21, 2007.
Has recorded eight straight top-10 finishes at Caraway.
Leads all tour drivers with 32 career top-10 finishes at Caraway.
John Smith (No. 25 Havoline
Xpress Lube/G-Oil Chevrolet)
Placed ninth in last visit to
Caraway in October of last year.
Recorded a fifth-place finish in last years season opener at Caraway.
Earned his only tour win on July 2, 2010 at Caraway Speedway.
Has nine top-five and 21 top-10 finishes in 34 career Caraway starts.
Kyle Ebersole (No. 5
Ebersole Excavating Ford)
Scored a third-place finish in his
last Caraway start in October of last year to establish career-best at
Posted a fourth-place finish on April 21, 2012.
Placed 24th in last years Caraway season opener.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS:
18 Dalton Baldwin Dunedin,
40 - Luke Fleming Mt.
70 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley
All 3 ROTY candidates ran
the Battle at The Beach @ Daytona. Baldwin and Gerstner will travel from