The Chrome Horn News

3/22/2008

CHASING MILLER STARTS AT CARAWAY

    Tim Brown quest for his first NASCAR championship started off with the season's first Coors Light pole.
    Brown posted a lap of 15.829 seconds (103.481 mph) around the .455-mile Caraway Speedway to earn the pole for the season opening Whelen Southern Modified 150 Saturday afternoon. Brown went out 31st out of the record 33 cars that took time for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified race, which was scheduled to take the green flag at 8 p.m. Saturday. He edged George Brunnhoezle III (15.878/103.162) and Robert Loftin (15.922/102.877).
    "We had a real good practice and didn't even put stickers on," said Brown, who won his fifth career pole. "We had a real good hot rod. We just freed it up (for qualifying) and stepped on the gas. That's a great way to start the season."
    The top eight qualifiers re-drew for starting position and Gary Fleming, who qualified eighth, redrew the top starting spot. Defending champion L.W. Miller qualified seventh and redrew second.
    Brown will start sixth.

Qualifying Results

1. 07 Frank Fleming, Mount Airy N.C. Patterson Automotive/ProHealth Center Pontiac 16.028 102.196
2. 36 L.W. Miller, Mooresville N.C. John Baker Plumbing & Utilities/Sink Towers Pontiac 16.049 102.062
3. 58 Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet 16.079 101.872
4. 4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove N.C. Moorefields Trantham Enterprises/DMZ/ RH2 Ford 15.948 102.709
5. 23 Brian Loftin, Lexington N.C. L&R Transmission/QMF Solutions Chevrolet 15.922 102.877
6. 83 Tim Brown, Cana VA. Hayes Jewelers/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet 15.829 103.481
7. 1 Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove N.C. JRC Investments Ford 15.968 102.580
8. 28 George Brunnhoelzl, Babylon N.Y. Oval Speed Ford 15.878 103.162
9. 79 Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn. Sunoco/ LaBleu Water Pontiac 16.095 101.771
10. 00 Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn. Sherm's Towing Chevrolet 16.101 101.733
11. 26 James Civali, Meriden Conn. Ramar-Holl Inc./Genesis Shocks Chevrolet 16.122 101.600
12. 09 Bobby Grigas III, Marshfield Mass. Triple G Scaffold Chevrolet 16.126 101.575
13. 57 Jay Foley, Stuart VA. Leonard Logging Chevrolet 16.156 101.386
14. 74 J.R. Bertuccio, Centereach N.Y. Gershaw Recycling Chevrolet 16.210 101.049
15. 25 John Smith, Mount Airy N.C. Tutterow Surveying Chevrolet 16.223 100.968
16. 59 Matthew Hirschman, Northampton Penn. DMC Auto Exchange Chevrolet 16.259 100.744
17. 14 Bobby Hutchens, Lexington N.C. Trim USA/ Motorsports Designs Chevrolet 16.267 100.695
18. 02 Buddy Emory, Petersburg VA. * RCS Construction Chevrolet 16.333 100.288
19. 69 Junior Miller, Pine Hall N.C. Express Auto of Kernersville/Hayes Jewelers Chevrolet 16.371 100.055
20. 7 Thomas Stinson, Chester VA. Jenkins Towing Chevrolet 16.388 99.951
21. 44 Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem N.C. Smith Jennings/Clemmons Speed Shop Chevrolet 16.408 99.829
22. 18 Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem N.C. * Mainland Supply Co. Chevrolet 16.414 99.793
23. 10 Johnny Sutton, Harrisburg N.C. Monster Energy Drink Chevrolet 16.417 99.775
24. 93 Rowan Pennink, Huntington Valley Pa. Monks Mechanics Hand Cleaner Chevrolet 16.418 99.769
25. 47 Andy Seuss, Hampstead N.H. Advance Auto Parts Dodge 16.649 98.384
26. 17 Brian King, Burlington N.C. Adam's Towing & Recovery Chevrolet 16.442 99.623
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27. 30 Earl Baker, Winton-Salem N.C. Salem Plumbing Chevrolet 16.428 99.708
28. 81 Brian Pack, Walkertown N.C. B&J Builders Chevrolet 16.442 99.623
29. 45 Erick Rudolph, Ransonville N.Y. Original Pizza Logs Chevrolet 16.583 98.776
30. 31 Gene Pack, Myrtle Beach S.C. B&J Builders Chevrolet 16.619 98.562
31. 49 Scott Rigney, Mount Airy N.C. * Scott's Custom Cabinets Pontiac 16.625 98.526
32. 98 Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordville N.J. * Flow Masters Testing & Balancing Chevrolet 16.786 97.581
33. 8 Jay Mize, Clemmons N.C. Mize Construction Chevrolet 16.791 97.552

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Source:  Jason Mitchell / NASCAR PR
Posted:  March 22, 2008

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