L.W. MILLER SCORES FRIDAY NIGHT WIN AT CARAWAY
L.W. Miller proved that he’s quickly becoming the master at Caraway
Speedway on Friday night with his fourth straight victory at the
It was Miller’s third win of the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Southern
Modified Tour season and fourth straight at the Asheboro short track
dating back to the last race of the year there last season.
“That’s just an incredible fact for me because it’s so tough
to win at Caraway,” Miller said. “Every driver out here is capable
of winning. I tell you what, this Baker Motorsports team has this
car rocking every time we roll into Caraway and that’s an awesome
feeling for a driver to have. I can’t wait to come back again to be
honest with you.”
Miller used his win to regain the Whelen Southern Modified
Tour championship lead by 21 points over Junior Miller (no
Frank Fleming finished second, followed by the top five of
Brian King, Brandon Hire and James Civali.
Despite coming up short for his first win since the Whelen
Southern Modified Tour went under the NASCAR banner in 2005, Fleming
was pleased with his night.
“I’m just tickled to be competitive,” Fleming said. “I’ve
been up and down so much the last several years so this means a lot.
This is two races in a row on the Tour that I’ve been in contention
for a win. I’m just proud of my team and what we’ve been able to do
to get back to this point because it’s easy for a team to get down
when a driver doesn’t do like he should. We’ve just struggled to
work harder and now it’s showing up for us out on the track.
“I still have a lot of fire in me and I drove my heart out tonight.”
Miller admits that Fleming could have easily wrecked him to
steal the win, but respected his decision to race him in a clean
“It went green for a long time, but then there at the end we
kept getting cautions and that would allow whoever was in second to
get a good shot at getting around us,” Miller said. “Once we went
green for a while my car was just awesome. Frank ran a clean race
and he’s always been a hard gentlemen driver for as long as I’ve
Burt Myers won his record fifth straight Bud Pole Award – all
coming this year – at a speed of 103.370 mph.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action Saturday,
Aug. 4 at the famed Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 Results
Saturday At Caraway (N.C.) Speedway
Lap length: 0.455 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (6) L.W. Miller, Mooresville, N.C., Pontiac, 150 laps,
80.189 mph, $2,000.
2. (5) Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac, 150, $1,500.
3. (7) Brian King, Burlington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,125.
4. (11) Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,050.
5. (2) James Civalli, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,000.
6. (1) Tim Brown, Cana, VA., Chevrolet, 150, $1,050.
7. (4) Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,000.
8. (9) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $690.
9. (20) Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $840.
10. (10) Bobby Hutchens, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $525.
11. (8) Junior Miller, Pine Hall, N.C., Dodge, 150,
12. (19) Thomas Stinson, Chester, VA., Chevrolet, 149, $600.
13. (21) Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordville, N.J., Chevrolet, 148,
14. (14) George Brunnhoelzl, Babylon, N.Y., Dodge, 147, $460.
15. (17) Wesley Swartout, Stroudsburg, Penn., Ford, 145, $445.
16. (18) Jay Mize, Clemmons, N.C., Chevrolet, 145, $430.
17. (3) Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 139,
18. (15) Gene Pack, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chevrolet, 138, accident,
19. (13) Andrew Seuss, Hamstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 76, shocks, $400.
20. (12) Brian Pack, Walkertown, N.C., Chevrolet, 51, engine, $390.
21. (16) Dean Ward, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 29, overheating,
Time of Race: 0 hours 51 minutes 4 seconds
Margin of Victory: .604 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: . ( mph, seconds)
Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps.
Lead Changes: 3 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: T.Brown 1; J.Civalli 2-38; B.Loftin 39-45;
Standings: 1. L.Miller, 801; 2. J.Miller, 780; 3. B.Myers, 773; 4.
T.Brown, 725; 5. J.Myers, 688; 6. B.King, 679; 7. B.Hutchens, 658;
8. G.Brunnhoelzl, 648; 9. B.Pack, 639;
10. F.Fleming, 637.
Jason Mitchell/NASCAR WSMT PR
July 6, 2007