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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour News & Notes: Caraway

NWSMT • June 28, 2016

Myers Enters Davis Roofing 150 Looking for Third Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time in his storied career in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers has accomplished something unique in 2016.

The 2010 tour champion has always been known as a strong second-half performer, but this season he’s already picked up a pair of wins before July.

Myers will look to add to his resume Friday if he can win the Davis Roofing 150 ay Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina. If Myers wins he will become the fourth driver in the 11-year history of the tour to win three or more races in a row at Caraway.

The Walnut Cove, North Carolina, veteran won the season opener and went in to the spring break winning at the .455-mile track in April. His wins enabled him to lead the point standings by nine over four-time series champion George Brunnhoelzl III, who also picked up a pair of wins in the spring.

Brunnhoelzl, who already owns the Caraway record for most tour wins with 12, is the defending winner of the July race at Caraway.

Danny Bohn finished third in the spring race and returns driving for Chris and Frank Fleming. He led 36 laps in the most recent race at Caraway after earning the Coors Light Pole Award. Bohn will join defending champion Andy Seuss as another favorite that could leave Caraway Friday with their first win of the season.

Seuss is second in career wins at Caraway with 11. The two-time defending champion and Bruinnhoelzl have won 16 of the last 26 tour races held at the track since 2011.

RACE: Davis Roofing 150
PLACE: Caraway Speedway, Sophia, North Carolina
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET (approx.)
TRACK LAYOUT: .455-mile asphalt oval
2015 WINNER: George Brunnhoelzl III
2015 POLE SITTER: Andy Seuss
EVENT SCHEDULE: Driver/Crew Chief Meeting: 3:30 p.m.; Practice 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Qualifying: 6:45 p.m.
TRACK TWITTER: @carawayspeedway
EVENT HASHTAG: #DavisRoofing150

Fast Facts
The Race: The Davis Roofing 150 at Caraway Speedway will be the fifth of 11 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship events in 2016. This is the tour’s 59th visit to the historic oval, and the third of four races this year at the track.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials while the remaining three starting spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 150 laps (68.25 miles) and teams have an opportunity to pit and change one tire during the event.

The Track: Caraway is a .455-mile banked asphalt oval located in rural Sophia, North Carolina. The facility opened in 1966 with a dirt racing surface and was paved in 1972. Caraway, which features NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned events on Saturday nights throughout the racing season, has played host to more NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events than any other track in the tour’s history (57).

The Records: Jason Myers set the tour’s track qualifying record on March 15, 2015 with a mark of 15.563 seconds (105.250 mph).

Davis Roofing 150 Notes
Jason Myers Keeps Streak Alive: Jason Myers is the only driver in the history of the tour to start all 58 previous races held at Caraway Speedway. He has one win, 23 top fives and 44 top 10s at the track.

Bohn Joins Former Winners in the Field: Danny Bohn will join Burt Myers, Jason Myers, George Brunnhoelzl, and Andy Seuss as past Caraway winners in the Davis Roofing 150 starting lineup.

Hutchens Expected to Make Second Start of Season: Recent high school graduate Trey Hutchens III, is expected to make his second tour start of the season. The president of his high school senior class won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors last season.