Whelen Motorsports

Seuss Opens Season In Dominating Form - Leads Wire To Wire In Winning Whelen Opener At Caraway

NWSMT • March 10, 2014

SOPHIA, N.C. (March 9, 2014) - Andy Seuss mounted his challenge to dethrone George Brunnhoelzl III for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Sunday in dominating fashion.

The 26-year-old from Hampstead, N.H., was fastest in practice, won the Coors Light Pole Award and led every lap en route to winning the Whelen Season Opener 150 at Caraway Speedway. He finished 1.465 seconds ahead of runner-up Brunnhoelzl.

The win was the 16th of Seuss’ career and his ninth at Caraway, including his third straight. He won the tour’s last two stops at the .455-mile banked oval last September.

Seuss became just the third driver to win three straight Whelen Southern Modified races at Caraway, joining L.W. Miller (5) and Junior Miller (3).

JR Bertuccio, Burt Myers and Jason Myers rounded out the top five.

Danny Bohn was sixth, followed by Brian Loftin, Luke Fleming, Thomas Stinson and rookie Joe Ryan Osborne.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be back on track Saturday, Marcy 15 with the Southern National 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, N.C.



NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-Whelen Season Opener 150
Unofficial Results
Sunday
At Caraway Speedway
Sophia, N.C.
Lap length: 0.455 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 75.507 mph.
2. (4) George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
3. (2) JR Bertuccio, Centerreach, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
4. (16) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150.
5. (9) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150.
6. (6) Danny Bohn, Freehold, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.
7. (12) Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.
8. (10) Luke Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Ford, 150.
9. (8) Thomas Stinson, Chester, Va,, Chevrolet, 150.
10. (5) Joe Ryan Osborne, Holland, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.
11. (14) Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Ga., Pontiac, 150.
12. (17) Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
13. (11) Cody Ware, Greensboro, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.
14. (3) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa., Ford, 150.
15. (18) Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, La., Chevrolet, 150.
16. (19) Mike Norman, Lewisville, N.C., Chevrolet, 138, mechanical.
17. (13) Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 125, out of fuel.
18. (7) Cole Powell, Mount Brydges, Ont., Chevrolet, 114, mechanical.
19. (15) David Calabrese, Toms River, N.J., Chevrolet, 41, mechanical.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 0 hours 54 minutes 14 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.465 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: A.Seuss (102.056 mph, 16.05 seconds)
Caution Flags: 5 for 22 laps.
Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A. Seuss 1-150.
Standings: 1. A. Seuss, 48; 2. G. Brunnhoelzl,III, 42; 3. J. Bertuccio, 41; 4. B. Myers, 40; 5. J. Myers, 39; 6. D. Bohn, 38; 7. B. Loftin, 37; 8. L. Fleming, 36; 9. T. Stinson, 35; 10. J. Osborne, 34.