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NASCAR Whelen Southern Mod Tour Stat Advance: South Boston

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 16, 2015) – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to South Boston Speedway for the final time this season for Saturday’s South Boston 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

South Boston 150 Setup:

• Andy Seuss is the only two-time winner in NWSMT competition at South Boston Speedway after winning the first race held there in 2009 and in April of 2014.

• Kyle Ebersole, George Brunnhoelzl III and Ryan Preece are the only other previous race winners at South Boston currently entered in this weekend’s race.

• NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Eric Goodale, who scored a win in the NWSMT season opener at Caraway, joins Preece for this race.

At South Boston Speedway:


• South Boston Speedway opened in 1957. The facility is owned by the Mattioli family, which also owns and operates Pocono Raceway.

• South Boston features weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action on Saturday nights during the racing season, headlined by the late model division.

• The track held 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races between 1960-71, 35 NASCAR XFINITY Series events from 1982-2000, three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dates from 2001-03 and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East contests from 2007-11.

• South Boston held the 2001 season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, an event won by Jerry Marquis. It marked the only event to-date for the northeastern-based tour at South Boston.

• The first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at South Boston was contested on April 4, 2009 and won by Seuss.


• There have been seven different winners in the eight previous NWSMT races at South Boston.

• Six different drivers have earned Coors Light Pole Awards at South Boston since the first race in 2009. George Brunnhoelzl III and Danny Bohn are the only active drivers with two.

• Brunnhoelzl, Jason Myers and Seuss are the only drivers to compete in all eight previous NWSMT events at South Boston.

• Brunnhoelzl is the only driver to win in wire-to-wire fashion at South Boston, on April 13, 2013.

• Seuss was the youngest South Boston race winner at 22 years, 20 days on April 4, 2009.

• Ted Christopher was the oldest South Boston victor at 52 years, 10 months, 12 days on April 17, 2011.

South Boston Speedway Data

Season Race #: 9 of 11 overall, 2 of 2 at South Boston

Track Layout: .4-mile asphalt oval

Banking/Turns: 12 degrees

Banking/Straights: 10 degrees

Race Length: 150 laps / 60 miles

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Pole Winner: Danny Bohn

2013 Race Winner: Andy Seuss

Track Qualifying Record: L.W. Miller, Chevrolet, 14.466 seconds, 99.544 mph, April 14, 2012

Active Category Leaders at South Boston:


1. Andy Seuss … 2

2. six drivers with … 1


1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 2

Danny Bohn … 2

3. three drivers with … 1

Top Fives

1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 5

Andy Seuss … 5

3. four drivers with … 3

Top 10s

1. Burt Myers … 7

2. George Brunnhoelzl III … 6

Jason Myers … 6

Laps Led

1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 312

2. Andy Seuss … 268

3. Ryan Preece … 159

Laps Completed

1. Jason Myers … 1,142

2. George Brunnhoelzl III … 1,137

3. Andy Seuss … 1,096


1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 8

Jason Myers … 8

Andy Seuss … 8

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 11th in the points standings.

• In six career NWSMT starts at South Boston Speedway he has one pole (2009), two top-five and four top-10 finishes, with an average finish of ninth and a best result of second here in the spring race this year.

George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 Composite Technologies Chevrolet)

• Has a record four NWSMT championships (2009, `11, `12, and `13).

• Has 24 wins, 25 poles, 53 podiums, 65 top fives, 79 top 10s and 3,363 laps led in 101 career


• 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 per season in every year he has competed full-time on the NWSMT since 2008.

• Competed in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2010.

• Has one win from the pole (2013) at South Boston with five top-five finishes in eight starts.

David Calabrese (No. 43 Diamondback Towing Chevrolet)

• Has four top fives and nine top 10s in 32 career starts.

• Scored first career top-10 finish at South Boston in the spring event this year.

• Finished 11th in the final standings last year and enters this weekend 10th overall in 2015.

• His best finish at South Boston is seventh in four starts with an average finish of 10th.

Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)

• Has two wins, 21 top fives and 34 top 10s in 44 career starts. His 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, five points out of first place (308-303).

• Has never finished outside the top 10 at South Boston with an average finish of sixth and three

top fives, in addition to his win last fall, in five career 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 104 career starts.

• Finished in the top-10 in the final standings each year from 2005-12, with a career best of fifth in

• Has an average finish of 10th and one top-10 finish in five starts at South Boston.

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 24 career starts with a career best finish of third at Bowman Gray in 2015.

• Has one top-10 finish in two starts at South Boston finishing ninth in the spring race earlier this season.

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 six career starts, at South Boston Speedway in just his second career start on the southern tour.

• Has made 16 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with two top-10 finishes (seventh at Richmond in 2015 & eighth at Dover in 2013).

• He finished eighth in his lone start at South Boston 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 22 career starts.

• Scored first career top-10 finish on the southern tour at Langley last spring.

• Has made three previous starts at South Boston with a highest finish of 14th in the spring race this year.

Burt Myers (No. 1 Remington SCT/Citrusafe/Speedway Auto Auction Ford)

• The 2010 NWSMT champion has 16 wins, a tour record 28 poles, 67 top fives and 104 top 10s in

126 career starts.
• Finished third in the final standings last season with four wins, 12 top 10s and nine top fives in 14


• Won once this season at Langley Speedway.

• Has two top fives and seven top 10s in seven career South Boston starts.

Jason Myers (No. 4 Adams Towing Ford)

• Has recorded three wins, 40 top fives and 96 top 10s in a NWSMT-record 130 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 South Boston by one point over his brother Burt and Andy Seuss (308-307).

• Has six top 10s, highlighted by three seventh-place finishes in eight previous races at South Boston.

Ryan Preece (No. 98 Curb Records Chevrolet)

• The 2013 NWMT champion has 15 wins, 54 top-five and 76 top 10 finishes in 120 starts. He also has started from the pole 14 times on the northern tour.

• Has two wins and eight top fives in 13 career NWSMT starts. He has also won nine pole awards.

• Won at South Boston in his first NWSMT start there in April of this year.

Gary Putnam (No. 77 Curb Records Chevrolet)

• Won his first career pole award at Bristol in August and has 25 top 10s in 53 career starts.

• Scored a career-best finish of fifth at Caraway in 2013.

• Has three top 10s and an average finish of 10th in six career starts at South Boston.

Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet)

• The 2014 NWSMT champion has 20 wins, 12 poles, 61 top fives and 80 top 10s in 102 career NWSMT starts. His 20 wins rank second all-time.

• Is the only two-time winner at South Boston with wins coming in 2009 and last April. In addition to his pair of wins he has five top five finishes with an average finish of sixth at the track.

• Joins George Brunnhoelzl III and Jason Myers as the only drivers to start all previous eight NWSMT races at South Boston.

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 off 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.

· Brunnhoelzl won from the pole for his second win of the season at Langley and moved in to the top five in the standings just nine points out of the lead.


UnknownRiverhead, NY Sept. 12th.

Former Blunderbust champion Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park burned the midnight oil to get his potent racer back in shape for action at Riverhead Raceway Saturday evening and the effort paid off as Scott was declared the winner of the race when rain halted the 20-lap main event after 16-laps. Jimmy “The Kid” White Jr. of Southampton triumphed in the 40-lap Grand Enduro.

Early in the going of the Blunderbust event Bill Wegmann Sr. and his grandson Derek went toe to toe for the race lead over the first six laps of the tilt with Jimmy White Jr. in the mix as well. Lap 7 saw Scott Maliszewski throw his hat in the ring taking second from Derek on lap 7 and setting his sights on the “Racing Grandpa” Lap 10 Scott ducked under Bill Wegmann down the back stretch to take the lead. Jessica Cohan looped her car in turn two on lap 16 and during that caution flag period rain started to fall and the race was deemed official with Scott Maliszewski in his Thomas J. Stock Attorney At Law Chevy notching his 17th career win. Bill Wegmann Sr., 70 of North Bellmore was runner-up in the Crackerjack Auto Stores Olds with Jack Handley Jr. of Medford third in the Relle Electric entry.

Jamie Meyer making her first Grand Enduro start of 2015 led the first six laps of the 40-lap main event before Ed Brown Jr. took the lead on lap 7. Brown would lead up until the 7th circuit when she was passed by Ed Brown Jr. off turn two. Brown would then proceed to lead up until the 12th lap when Dave Antos moved out front. Antos was seeking his second win in six days but on lap 26 in lapped traffic Jimmy White Jr. ended those hopes when he took the lead with an inside pass off turn four. Once out front White would keep the Busy Bee Pest Control Chevy in the lead until the checker flag waved. Dave Antos of Lindenhurst was runner-up in the CR Customs Chevy with Greg Zaleski of Jamesport third in the Peconic Sign entry.

Once the rain moved in on lap 16 of the Blunderbust feature it would not leave Riverhead Raceway halting the remainder of the program. This Saturday night September 19th will see the final NASCAR Whelen All American Series program under Barbara & Jim Cromarty presented with some 225 laps in feature event racing set for Champion’s Night. A special twilight start time of 4:30 for feature event racing will get a very busy evening and night underway.

For further information please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or call 631-842-RACE.

Blunderbusts: 1. Scott Maliszewski 2. Bill Wegmann Sr. 3. Jack Handley Jr. 4. Jim Laird Jr. 5. Derek Wegmann 6. Tommy Walkowiak 7. Tom Pickerell 8. Ed Mistretta 9. Tom Sullivan 10. Tim Mulqueen 11. Tom Puccia 12. Joe Warren Jr. 13. Jimmy White Jr. 14. Jessica Cohan 15. Ryan Zukowski

Grand Enduro (top five) 1. Jimmy White Jr. 2. Dave Antos 3. Greg Zaleski 4. Jeff Otto Jr. 5. Erick Zegel

NASCAR Home Track Seekonk Speedway announces Awards banquet for its historic 70th Season

(SEEKONK,MA) – The Seekonk Speedway will hold its awards banquet to celebrate its champions on November 7th. The festivities will be held at the Venus De Milo in Swansea MA and will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm with the awards to follow.

Seekonk Speedway will crown its NASCAR NWASS Champions from the Pro Stock, Late Model, Street Stock and Sport Truck Divisions as well as its fast Friday champs from the Pure Stocks, Legends, Sport 4 and Seekonk Youth racing Association.
Rookie of the year honors and most improved driver awards will also be presented.

Tickets are available at the Speedway office located at 1710 Fall River Ave, by phone at 508-336-9959 or via the Seekonk Speedway website at http://seekonkspeedway.com/2015-awards-banquet/. Ticket will cost $40 each and include dinner served family style featuring Venus de Milo Minestrone, Salad, Roasted Turkey, Roast Sirloin, Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas with Baby Onions, Coffee and Dessert.

Feel free to contact the office with any questions at 508-336-9959