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UNOH Southern Slam 150 recap

Thursday October 10, 2013


Burt Myers scores win after Ryan Preece suffers engine woe

Ryan Preece started on the pole for the UNOH Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He and Tim Brown traded the lead on the initial start and a subsequent restart on lap two. From there Preece led through the midway break and for most of the second half of the race before a broken rocker arm took him out of the race. Burt Myers, who ran second to Preece for 101 laps assumed the lead and held onto it to take the win for his second victory in the four years of Whelen Southern Modified Tour racing at Charlotte. Myers beat Kyle Ebersole, George Brunnhoelzl, Tim Brown and Danny Bohn to the finish line.

George Brunnhoelzl became the first three time consecutive champion in either of NASCAR’s Modified touring divisions. Brunnhoelzl has won the Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship four of the last five years. Burt Myers, the winner of the race and a six time Bowman-Gray stadium champion is the only driver to win the title besides Brunnhoelzl in the last five years.

Myers acknowledged that the No. 28 of Brunnhoelzl is the car to beat in the tour. “We’re going to put some significant resources towards the tour over the Winter so that we can come out and try and beat the No. 28 next year”. Myers went on to say “The 28, the 11 and the 5 have a definite advantage because they can test at tour tracks in the Summer. We’re racing every week so we can’t do that.”

Brunnhoelzl admitted that this year was definitely not easy. “The competition continues to get better. Every week we have to be on our game or these guys will beat us.” He went on to add “One of the biggest hurdles we had to overcome was having a car totaled after we won at Caraway. A competitor took us out after the checkered flag and we had to build a completely new race car to hit the track the next week. We went out and won that race. It proved what this race team is made of.”

The finishing order of the UNOH Southern Slam 150

1 1 Burt Myers
2 5 Kyle Ebersole
3 28 George Brunnhoelzl lll
4 02 Tim Brown
5 65 Danny Bohn
6 99 A J Winstead
7 25 John Smith
8 4 Jason Myers
9 40 Luke Fleming
10 7 Thomas Stinson
11 04 David Calabrese
12 11 Andy Seuss
13 12 Mike Norman
14 2 J R Bertuccio
15 41 Ryan Preece
16 8 Dalton Baldwin
17 70 Jeremy Gerstner
18 73 Cole Powell
19 97 Bryan Dauzat
20 80 Cody Ware
21 77 Gary Putnam0.
22 82 Danny Watts Jr

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