The Southern Slam 150 was the final race of the 2014 Whelen Southern Modified tour. The 15th and final race took place on the infield quarter mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Andy Seuss entered the race 17 points ahead of George Brunnhoelzl III so he only had to finish 12th to secure the championship. When the checkered flag flew, Burt Myers scored the win for the second consecutive year and third time in the five years that it has been contested at CMS. Seuss crossed the line in fifth place, more than securing his first tour title.
Ryan Preece started on the pole and led the first 64 laps before his left front brake caliper had a seal failure that knocked out of the race, from the lead, for the second straight year. Brunnhoelzl took over the point for the next few laps before a caution flew. Myers beat Brunnhoelzl to the start/finish line the lap before the caution so he became the new leader. For the remainder of the night, Brunnhoelzl tried to beat Myers on restarts but was unable to get ahead of the former series champion and lost ground as the laps ticked by after every restart. Seuss didn’t press the issue and survived a Green-White-Checkered finish to come home two spots behind Brunnhoelzl to secure the title by 14 points. It is the second closest point finish in the 10 year history of the Whelen Southern Modified tour.
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What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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