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Seuss In Title Driver’s Seat With Win

nascar whelen mod sou[2]Takes Whelen Southern Modified Lead With South Boston Victory

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (Sept. 19, 2015) – Andy Seuss took a big step toward successfully defending his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship Saturday night in capturing the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway.

It was the third win of the season and 21st of his career for the Hampstead, New Hampshire, driver. Seuss’ No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Financial Chevrolet was out front for a race-high 142 laps for his third win on the .400-mile oval.

Four-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III followed Seuss across the line in second and moved into championship contention.

Second-year driver Bobby Measmer Jr., who won his first career Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, finished a career-best third. Frank Fleming and Jeremy Gerstner rounded out the top five.

Burt Myers was sixth, followed by Jason Myers, Kyle Ebersole, rookie Trey Hutchens and James Civali.

Seuss entered the event trailing Jason Myers by one point for the tour lead, but leaves South Boston with a 10-point lead over Burt and Jason Myers with two races remaining.

Brunnhoelzl is now just three points behind the Myers brothers.

Seuss cleared Brunnhoelzl on the final restart on Lap 119 and slowly pulled away for the win.

The South Boston 150 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 3 in the Hickory 150 at Hickory (North Carolina) Motor Speedway.

Contact:

Tim Southers

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-South Boston 150 Results

Saturday

At South Boston Speedway

South Boston, Va.

Lap length: 0.4 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 77.447 mph.

2. (3) George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

3. (1) Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.

4. (5) Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.

5. (6) Jeremy Gerstner, Wesley Chapel, FL, Chevrolet, 150.

6. (10) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150.

7. (8) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 150.

8. (7) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa., Ford, 150.

9. (11) Trey Hutchens, III, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.

10. (4) James Civali, Meriden, Conn, Pontiac, 150.

11. (9) Danny Bohn, Freehold, NJ, Chevrolet, 149.

12. (13) David Calabrese, Toms River, N.J., Chevrolet, 148.

13. (12) Kyle Bonsignore, Bay Shore, NY, Chevrolet, 147.

14. (15) Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 146.

15. (14) A.J. Winstead, Bon Air, Va., Chevrolet, 93, engine.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 46 minutes 29 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.717 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: B.Measmer, Jr. (97.383 mph, 14.787 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 13 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: A. Seuss 1-67; G. Brunnhoelzl,III 68-74; A. Seuss 75-118; G. Brunnhoelzl,III 119; A. Seuss 120-150.

Standings: 1. A. Seuss, 355; 2. B. Myers, 345; 3. J. Myers, 345; 4. G. Brunnhoelzl,III, 342; 5. K. Ebersole, 339; 6. F. Fleming, 327; 7. B. Measmer,Jr., 323; 8. G. Putnam, 313; 9. J. Gerstner, 305; 10. D. Calabrese, 296.

Riverhead Raceway Crowns 7 Champions Tonight 09/19/2015

UnknownCongratulations to all 7 2015 Riverhead Raceway Champions.

1. Blunderrbusts #4 Tom Pickerell
2. INEX Legends #63 Dylan Slepian
3. Chargers #07 John Baker
4. Late Models #4 Jeremy McDermott
5. Super Pro Trucks #1 Lou Masteri
6. Modifieds #0 Tommy Rogers Jr.
7. Figure 8’s #43 Tommy Rogers Jr.

Click on the photo for all 7 champions

The End of Two Eras at Riverhead Raceway

IMG_5165This Saturday night’s 7 feature Whelen All American Series show will be the end of two eras at Riverhead Raceway. As Long as I can remember 2 people have owned and promoted Riverhead Raceway, Barbara and Jim Cromarty. In August after months and years of speculation about the future of the track it was finally sold. Starting with the November 1st Enduro and Legends race the reigns will be turned over to new owners Ed and Connie Partridge. The familiar golf cart with Babara and Jim heading to victory lane will now be turned over to new owners. Barbara and Jim can retire knowing they kept racing alive on Long Island long after most would have given up and sold to developers plus racing at Long Islands last race track will not only continue but thrive for many years to come.

There will be a meeting in the pits at 4:10 when all drivers and teams will have a chance to say thank you for all the years Barbara and Jim have operated Riverhead Raceway. My guess is it will be an emotional meeting with lots of tears.

Also as long as I can remember back to my Saturday nights spent with my family at Islip Speedway there was always the #20 modified on the track with a driver named Bill Park. Later years after Islip closed Bill brought that #20 to Riverhead Raceway where he has been ever since. Unfortunately for race fans the BillRon Silk in Bill Parks #20 Park era on Long Island is too coming to a close. For over 40 years Bill fielded beautiful race cars all with the familiar #20. Bill has decided the time has come to retire as an owner. Bill raced into his 60’s but then retired as a driver turning over the driving duties to younger drivers like Ryan Preece, Ron Silk and Todd Szegedy keeping the #20 on the track at Riverhead Raceway.

Bills race car is for sale and whoever purchases it will strap into an top quality ride but it just wont be the same without Bill and his wife Barbara who is always at the track. Good luck in your retirement and come back to visit as often as you can in the years to come.

Come on out to this Saturday night to Long Islands last race track, say goodbye to three legends and watch the last regular night of NASCAR Whelen All American stock car races. 7 Features, 7 champions crowned and 225 laps of feature racing, pit gates open at 12:30, front gates at 3:00PM, Late Model Time trials start at 3:30 with feature racing starting at 4:30. See you there.