Ebersole earned his first win on the NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour this season in Langley, Va.,
finishing second in the final standings with eight
top three finishes in 12 tour events. This includes
second and third place finishes at Caraway, N.C.
Speedway, site of the 11th annual John Blewett
Memorial North-South Shootout on November 7-9.
Now that the tour season is over, Ebersole's primary
race focus is on the NSS, where the young
Hummelstown, Pa. driver hopes to improve on that
second place finish at Caraway in July, and a tenth
place finish in the NSS in November of 2012.
"Last year we had a pretty good run," Ebersole
recalls. "I think we've had two top ten's. It's
usually a pretty good show. It is an interesting
race with the two tire change. It's usually a pretty
"I have a lot of experience here now from the tour.
It's a little different tire combination, so we'll
have to adjust for that, but I feel like we'll be
pretty competitive and have a shot to win it this
To win the 125-lap green flag only lap race,
Ebersole will have to contend with some of the best
talent you can find in the east. Chuck Hossfeld from
western New York has filed his official entry this
week. The 2011 Race of Champions and 2012 New Smyrna
(FL.) World Series of Speedway Racing Champion is a
longtime supporter of the NSS, but he has yet to win
this prestigious event.
Fellow Pennsylvania driver Matt Hirschman has won
four of the ten previous shootout events, and both
Hossfeld and Ebersole know all too well that beating
Hirschman is something they will have to do if they
are to put their names on the winners list. Several
other drivers could be considered favorites as well.
Andy Seuss from Hampstead, N.H., won the last two
tour races at Caraway, and he has high hopes for a
victory driving the Ideal Racing car that brought
him to victory lane. NASCAR Tour Champion George
Brunnhoelzl III should also be a factor.
This big event, which also includes the PASS South
Tour. There have been 84 different drivers who have
competed on the PASS South tour this season, and
with this being the next to last event on their '13
calendar, a goof field of cars is expected. The IMCA-type
Modifieds will also compete.
It all begins on November 7, with afternoon practice
for all divisions. Then on Friday, November 8, all
divisions will qualify for their starting positions,
beginning at 5:00 PM. A Saturday morning practice
session will allow teams to make final adjustments
before racing begins at 2:00 PM, and the 125-lap
tour-type Modified Shootout going green around 4:00
For more information on what promises to be one of
the best races of the season, log onto the track web