The Chrome Horn - NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

   4/11/2009

CHRISTOPHER REMAINS PERFECT
Holds off Seuss to win Caraway Speedway 150

   Ted Christopher didnít think he had enough car left at the end but he was able to hold off a hard-charging Andy Seuss Saturday in the Caraway Speedway 150 to get his second win of the year in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
   Christopher's No. 00 Shermís Towing Chevrolet was able to pass leader George Brunnhoelzl III on lap 106 after Brunnhoelzl spun his tires on the restart after a caution enabling Christopher to get out front in the lead.
   Christopher was able to keep Seuss' No. 47 Advance AutoParts/Q Racing Oil/Stuart Automotive Dodge behind him to remain perfect at 3-for-3 in Modified Tour races in 2009. The Plainville, Conn., driver won the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour opener at Concord (N.C.) Speedway March 21, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway last week.
   Defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Brian Loftin following in third at Caraway, with Ron Silk and Frank Fleming completing the top five. Brunnhoelzl was racing Christopher for the lead when he spun coming out of Turn 2 on lap 136 to bring out the sixth and final caution flag of the race. Brunnhoelzl finished 11th but retained his points lead by six over Burt Myers.
   Brunnhoelzl won his second consecutive Coors Light Pole Award during qualifying and started second after the post-qualifying redraw.

NWSMT Caraway 150 - 4/11/09 Unofficial Results
Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Race: NWSMT April 11, 2009 Caraway


   Fin / Str / Car / Driver / Team / Laps / Points / Total Award / Status
  1.   6 00  Ted Christopher Sherm's Towing Chevrolet 150 180 $2,000 Running
  2.   4 47  Andy Seuss Advance Auto/Q Racing Oil/Stuart Automotive 150 170 1,500 Running
  3. 10 23  Brian Loftin L&R Transmissions Chevrolet 150 165 1,125 Running
  4.   3 79  Ron Silk Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/Sunoco Pontiac 150 160 1,050 Running
  5.   8 07  Frank Fleming Pro Health Center/Lewisville Mtr. Co. Pontiac 150 155 1,250 Running
  6. 15   2  J.R. Bertuccio Gershow Recycling Dodge 150 150 1,150 Running
  7. 13 59  Erick Rudolph Ed Bennett Properties, Inc. Chevrolet 150 146 750 Running
  8.   1   4  Jason Myers Capital Bank/Moorefield & Trantham Ent. Ford 150 142 690 Running
  9. 11 83  Tim Brown Hayes Jewelers/ K Food Stores Chevrolet 150 138 590 Running
10.   7   1  Burt Myers Capital Bank Ford 150 134 550 Running
11.   2 28  George Brunnhoelzl III Oval Speed/ Fibrwrap/PT Ford 150 130 875 Running
12.   9 25  John Smith Tutterow Surveying/Rick's Home Improvement 150 127 500 Running
13. 21 14  Bobby Hutchens Team Texas Driving School Chevrolet 150 124 485 Running
14. 18 44  Rich Kuiken, Jr. Flowmasters Testing & Balancing Chevrolet 150 121 460 Running
15. 12 36  L.W. Miller John Baker Plumbing & Utilities Pontiac 150 118 445 Running
16. 23 31  Gene Pack B&J BH's, Inc./Wings-N-Things Chevrolet 150 115 430 Running
17. 25 97  Bryan Dauzat O.B. Builders Chevrolet 148 112 420 Running
18. 19 01  Jay Foley Foley Machine & Welding/B&B Trucking 108 109 410 Accident
19. 22   0  Greg Butcher Triad Mulch & Stone Chevrolet 100 106 400 Engine
20. 16 02  Buddy Emory RCS Construction Chevrolet 88 103 390 Accident
21. 24 18  Zach Brewer DMC Auto Exchange Chevrolet 87 100 380 Steering
22. 14 71  Dean Ward * Mike Feezer Enterprises/Alamance Mufflers 87 97 460 Accident
23. 17 93  Brandon Ward * DMC Auto Exchange/Old Town Jewelry & Pawn 85 94 340 Overheating
24. 20   9  Rowan Pennink Monk's Mechanic Hand Cleaner Chevrolet 71 91 320 Rear End
25.   5 76  Jason Trinchere Nitro Mfg./Just Batteries, Inc. Chevrolet 59 88 300 Steering

Race Statistics
Fastest Qualifier: George Breunnhoelzl III, Time: 15.752 Seconds, Speed: 102.844 MPH
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 5 mins, 36 secs Average Speed: 61.738 mph Margin of Victory: .226 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 38-43 (9 & 44 spin in Turn 2); 48-52 (76 spins in Turn 2); 55-59 (02 & 76 spin in Turn 3); 88-103 (18 & 71 spin in Turn 2); 109-118 (01 hits frontstretch wall); 137-141 (28 spins in Turn 2). 6 for 47 laps.
Lap Leaders: George Brunnhoelzl, III 1-14, Andy Seuss 15-42, George Brunnhoelzl, III 43-103, Ted Christopher 104-150.
Total Laps Led: George Brunnhoelzl, III 75, Ted Christopher 47, Andy Seuss 28. 3 changes involving 3 drivers.

Contingency Awards
COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: J.R. Bertuccio, 2 Gershow Recycling Dodge
COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: George Brunnhoelzl III, 28 Oval Speed/ Fibrwrap/PT Ford
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Frank Fleming, 07 Pro Health Center/Lewisville Mtr. Co. Pontiac
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Dean Ward *, 71 Mike Feezer Enterprises/Alamance Mufflers Chevrolet
 

Source: Tim Southers / NASCAR PR
Posted: April 11, 2009

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