NWSMT • September 21, 2016
Myers Hopes To Move Closer To Second Championship
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour prepares for its penultimate event, Burt Myers is getting closer to securing his second tour championship.
The 2010 champion enters the Caraway 150 with a 19-point advantage over Andy Seuss and while he can’t clinch the title at Caraway Speedway on Saturday, a third win there would be significant heading into the season finale.
Seuss is attempting to join George Brunnhoelzl III as the only driver in the history of the Whelen Southern Modifieds to win three straight championships and he’ll provide a formable foe to Myers.
Seuss and Brunnhoelzl share the track record at Caraway Speedway with 12 wins each, with Seuss winning the most recent race at Caraway on July 1st.
Myers and Seuss have combined to win the past five races at Caraway dating back to last season.
RACE: Caraway 150
PLACE: Caraway Speedway, Sophia, North Carolina
TIME: 7:45 p.m. ET (approx.)
TRACK LAYOUT: .455-mile asphalt oval
2015 WINNER: No Event Held
2015 POLE SITTER: No Event Held
EVENT SCHEDULE: Driver/Crew Chief Meeting: 2 p.m.; Practice 3 – 4 p.m.: Qualifying: 5 p.m.
TRACK TWITTER: @carawayspeedway
EVENT HASHTAG: #Caraway150
The Race: The Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway will be the 10th of 11 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship events in 2016. This is the tour’s 60th 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).
Caraway 150 Notes
Jason Myers Keeps Streak Alive: Jason Myers is the only driver in the history of the tour to start all 59 previous races held at Caraway Speedway. He has one win, 23 top fives and 44 top 10s at the track.
Strong Group of Former Winners in the Field: Danny Bohn, George Brunnhoelzl, Burt Myers, Jason Myers, and Andy Seuss are all past Caraway winners in the Caraway 150 starting lineup. Danny Bohn is still looking for his first win of the year driving for Fleming Family Racing while Jason Myers’ last tour win came at Caraway in 2013.
First-Time Winner Expected to Challenge: Bobby Measmer Jr. picked up his first career win two weeks ago at East Carolina and will go for his second win in the Caraway 150. He finished second in the April race and fifth in July at the .455-mile facility located near Asheboro, N.C.
Running Up Front: Seuss and Brunnhoelzl have won 17 of the last 27 tour races held at the track since 2011.
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