NWSMT • September 03, 2015
Analyzing The Baymont Credit Union 150 At Langley Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2015) - The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Bayport Credit Union 150 presented by Budweiser on Saturday at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:
Bayport Credit Union presented by Budweiser 150 Setup:
• There have been seven NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races at Langley Speedway with Burt Myers’ win in April making him the first repeat winner at the track.
• Points leader Jason Myers leads older brother, Burt, by just two points heading into the weekend. The top five are separated by just 12 points.
• This is the second of two scheduled races at Langley this season and the second straight year the track will host the modified tour twice. The NWSMT began racing there in 2010.
At Langley Speedway:
• Originally a .8-mile horse track, the grounds became an auto racing facility in 1950 and cut the distance of the dirt racing surface to .396 miles. It was converted to asphalt in 1968, and was most recently repaved prior to the 2013 season.
• The track held nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1964-70, 14 NASCAR XFINITY Series events from 1982-88, and has played host to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East each year since 2011.
• The first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Langley was contested on Sept. 4, 2010 and won by Tim Brown.
• Ryan Preece is the only driver to win more than one Coors Light Pole Award.
• Jason Myers and Seuss are the only drivers to compete in all seven previous NWSMT events at Langley and both are entered for this upcoming race.
• There has yet to be a race won wire-to-wire at Langley.
• Kyle Ebersole was the youngest Langley race winner at 20 years, 10 months, nine days on August 31, 2013.
• Brown was the oldest Langley victor at 39 years, one month, 29 days on September 4, 2010.
Langley Speedway Data
Season Race #: 8 of 11 overall, 2 of 2 at Langley
Track Layout: .396-mile asphalt oval
Banking/Turns: six degrees
Race Length: 150 laps / 59.40 miles
2014 Pole/Race Winner: Ryan Preece/ Burt Myers
Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 14.675 seconds, 97.145 mph, April 12, 2014
Active Category Leaders at Langley:
1. Burt Myers … 2
Four others with … 1
1. Ryan Preece … 2
2. Four others with … 1
1. Andy Seuss … 6
2. George Brunnhoelzl III … 4
Burt Myers … 4
1. Jason Myers … 7
2. Three others with … 6
1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 264
2. Andy Seuss … 147
3. Ryan Preece … 123
1. Jason Myers … 1,051
2. Andy Seuss … 1,046
3. Burt Myers … 902
1. Jason Myers … 7
Andy Seuss … 7
3. George Brunnhoelzl III … 6
Burt Myers … 6
Selected Driver Highlights:
JR Bertuccio (No. 2 Gershow Recycling Chevrolet)
• Has two wins and 23 top 10s in 46 career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts. The wins came at Southern National Motorsports Park and Bristol Motor Speedway (NWSMT) last season.
• Enters this weekend fifth in points standings, 12 points out of first (269-257).
• Came home seventh in April and finished fourth last August for his best finish in four previous races at Langley Speedway.
George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 Composite Technologies Chevrolet)
• Has a record four NWSMT championships (2009, ’11, ’12, ’13).
• Has 23 wins, 24 poles, 52 podiums, 64 top fives, 78 top 10s and 3,222 laps led in 100 career starts.
• Holds NWSMT all-time records for wins and laps led. Ranks second in poles, third in top fives and fourth in top 10s.
• Has recorded at least one win a season in every year he has competed full-time on the NWSMT since 2008.
• Competed in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2010.
• Has finishes of seventh, 10th, second, first, second and third in six previous starts at Langley. Finished second to Burt Myers last August in this race after the two got together in Turn 4 on the final lap racing for the win.
David Calabrese (No. 43 Diamondback Towing Chevrolet)
• Has four top fives and eight top 10s in 31 career starts.
• Scored first career top-five finish at Langley in this event last year and his third-place showing remains his career best finish to date on the tour.
• Finished 11th in the final standings last year and enters this weekend 10th overall in 2015.
• Has one top five finish in four previous starts at Langley.
Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)
• Has two wins, 20 top fives and 33 top 10s in 43 career starts. The first victory was earned at Langley in 2013 and the second came at South Boston Speedway on Sept. 13, 2014.
• He enters this weekend in fourth-place in the standings, nine points out of first place (269-260).
• Has finishes of sixth, first, sixth and second at Langley the four previous starts.
Frank Fleming (No. 40 AutosByNelson.com Chevrolet)
• This veteran driver has returned to the seat for the first time since 2012. He has one win (NWSMT Bristol - 2011) one pole, 27 top-five and 64 top-10 finishes in 103 career starts.
• Finished in the top 10 in the final standings each year from 2005-12, with a career best of fifth in 2009.
• Has finished top-10 in all four starts at Langley, with a best run of second in 2012.
Jeremy Gerstner (No. 15 GMR Lawncare/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet)
• Competing fulltime this season for the first time since 2013, driving for modified veteran car owner Grady Jeffreys Sr.
• Has scored one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 23 career starts with a career best finish of third at Bowman Gray in 2015.
• Finished eighth in April for his best finish in two starts at Langley.
Trey Hutchens III (No. 14 Wix Filters/All Star Truck & Trailer Repair Chevrolet)
• This Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender has one top-10 finish in five career starts. He picked that up at South Boston Speedway in just his second career start on the southern tour.
• He also has made 15 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with one top 10 finish (eighth at Dover in 2013).
• He finished 13th in his lone start at Langley in April.
Bobby Measmer Jr. (No. 74 Powerhouse Recycling/Lead 2 Real Estate Chevrolet)
• The Concord, N.C. driver has two top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 21 career starts.
• Scored first career top-10 finish on the southern tour at Langley last spring.
• Has recorded two top-10 finishes in three starts at Langley.
Burt Myers (No. 1 Remington SCT/Speedway Auto Auction Ford)
• The 2010 NWSMT champion has 16 wins, a tour record 28 poles, 66 top fives and 103 top 10s in 125 career starts.
• Comes in to Langley this weekend second in the point standings to his brother Jason, just two points out of the lead (269-267).
• Has a win a pair of wins (2014, 2015), a pole (2011) and also finishes of third, fourth, sixth and seventh in six previous Langley appearances.
Jason Myers (No. 4 Adams Towing/Corks, Caps & Taps Ford)
• Has recorded three wins, 40 top fives and 95 top 10s in a NWSMT-record 129 career starts. Has competed in all but one race (2005-Martinsville Speedway) in the tour’s previous 10 seasons.
• Leads the standings coming in to Langley for this third time this season.
• One of two drivers to start all previous seven races at Langley with a win in 2012. He has also finished in the top 10 in every start at the track with three top-five finishes.
Gary Putnam (No. 77 Curb Records Chevrolet)
• Has one pole, and 25 top 10s in 52 career starts with a career best finish of fifth at Caraway in 2013.
• Scored his first career Coors Light Pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.
• Has finished in the top 10 in all five previous starts at Langley with a career-best finish of eighth in the fall race last year and in 2012.
Andy Seuss (No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Finance Chevrolet)
• Has 20 wins, 11 poles, 60 top fives and 79 top 10s in 101 career NWSMT starts. His 20 wins rank second all-time.
• Finished first in the championship standings last season with a pair of wins at Caraway and one at South Boston. He had 12 top fives and was the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all 14 races.
• Has a win (2011), a pole (2013), an average finish of fifth and 147 laps led in the seven previous NWSMT Langley races.
• Joins Jason Myers as the only other driver to start all seven previous events at Langley.
Up To Speed:
• Eric Goodale was able to pass Jason Myers on a restart on Lap 124 and held off a late charge by
Myers to pick up his first NWSMT win in his second start on March 15 at Caraway Speedway. The race featured five former or defending NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tour champions in the field with all five suffering either mechanical issues or involved in an accident.
• Andy Seuss was able to hold off Goodale on a late restart and score his 11th career win at Caraway on March 28.
• Ryan Preece kept JR Bertuccio at bay on the second green-white-checkered attempt at South Boston Speedway to score his second career win on the southern tour and first of the season on April 4.
• Burt Myers became the first repeat winner at Langley when he scored his first win of the season at the track on April 11.
• George Brunnhoelzl III broke out of a mini slump to score his first win of the season at Caraway Speedway on July 4.
• Danny Bohn was able to hold Preece to pick up his first win of the season while only racing part-time this season.
• Seuss was the highest finishing NWSMT regular to finish at Bristol in the combination race with the NWMT to give him his second win of the season and 20th overall.
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