Whelen Southern Mod News & Notes: South Boston
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to South Boston Speedway this Saturday for the South Boston 150. One driver that’s looking forward to coming back to the historic track is Andy Seuss.
The two-time defending champion enters the race as the only driver with multiple wins at the tight .4-mile track. Seuss won the inaugural Whelen Southern Modified Tour event in 2009 and backed that up with wins in 2014 and last September.
Seuss currently sits nine points out of the championship lead behind Burt Myers (90) and George Brunnhoelzl III (84), who have split the first two race wins this season. Myers won the opener at Caraway Speedway and Brunnhoelzl last Saturday at Concord Speedway.
Kyle Ebersole, the South Boston fall 2014 victor, joins Seuss and Brunnhoelzl as the only previous race winners entered at South Boston. He’ll look to rebound after motor issues ended his night early last week at Concord.
Seuss, Brunnhoelzl and Jason Myers are the only drivers in the field who have started all previous nine southern modified races held at the track since 2009.
|RACE:||South Boston 150|
|PLACE:||South Boston (Va.) Speedway|
|DATE:||Saturday, April 9|
|TIME:||2:30 p.m. ET (approx.)|
|TRACK LAYOUT:||.4-mile asphalt oval|
|2015 WINNER:||Ryan Preece|
|2015 POLESITTER:||Ryan Preece|
|EVENT SCHEDULE:||Practice 11:15-12:20 p.m.; Two-Lap Qualifying 1 p.m.|
|TRACK CONTACT:||Cathy Rice, 434-572-4947, email@example.com|
|NASCAR CONTACT:||Tim Southers, 386-235-3634; firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @tsouth1968|
The Procedure: The starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials while the remaining three starting spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 150 laps (68.25 miles) and teams have an opportunity to pit and change one tire during the event.
The Track: South Boston is a .4-mile high-banked asphalt oval located in South Boston, Virginia. The facility features NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned events on Saturday nights throughout the racing season, headlined by the late model division. Some alumni of the track who have or are competing in one of NASCAR’s three national series include: Jeff and Ward Burton, Elliott and Hermie Sadler, Timothy Peters and Jeb Burton.
South Boston 150 Notes
Gerstner Looks for Another Strong Finish at South Boston: Jeremy Gerstner was one of the most consistent drivers behind Andy Seuss and George Brunnhoelzl III during the second half of last season, highlighted by a strong fifth-place showing in the fall race at the Virginia track. Gerstner will attempt to score his seventh top-10 finish in his last eight starts this weekend.
Home Tracks: Bowling Off to Hot Start at South Boston