George Brunnhoelzl III Brings Home a Top-10
Young Driver Focused On Next Challenge at Nashville
George Brunnhoelzl III is
back where he belongs in the Modified world, up front. In the season-opening
event for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Brunnhoelzl started the
off on the right note with a ninth-place finish at Caraway Speedway (NC).
“A top-10 is not bad, especially since it was such an
eventful day,” said Brunnhoelzl. “We struggled a little bit in the practice,
and we got the car set up pretty good. We qualified 10th, and I was pretty
happy with that. At the start of the race we jumped up to fourth for awhile,
and we just rode around there.”
After staying in the top five for a while, bad luck found its
way to the Brunnhoelzl team towards the end of the 150-lap feature.
“The car just started getting really loose around lap 50. We
rode around like that for awhile, and we then came down pit road around lap
90. Then we discovered that we had a left-rear flat and that is why we were
“We had to restart from the back, and we couldn’t really get
up much closer than ninth. There were a lot of cautions toward the end of
the race. Not too much green-flag running, so we will take a ninth for the
first race. It’s not how we wanted to start off a championship run, but the
car is in one piece and we will move on from there.”
Luckily for Brunnhoelzl, his next chance for victory is just
around the corner. He and the #2 Modified team will head to Music City
Motorplex in Nashville where he will compete in the first-ever NASCAR Whelen
Southern Mod Tour event at that track.
“I have been to Nashville once before in a Pro Cup car. It is
a cool track. It will be a lot of fun for the Modifieds. It will be a really
fast track for the Modifieds. I’m looking forward to it. It kind of evens
everyone out being that I am just getting back into the swing of things with
the Modified deal, and nobody has run a Modified there so it kind of helps
me a little bit.
“I look forward to going there; it’s fun, fast, and I just
hope to come out of there with a good finish.”
The NASCAR Southern Modified Tour event at Music City
Motorplex will get underway this Sunday, April 1st.
For more information on George Brunnhoelzl, please contact
Amy Hayes at (704) 455-2051 and be sure to check out George’s website at
March 27, 2007