SMT: Series Caraway race notes

Seuss Captures Caraway Victory Edges Brunnhoelzl to nab 4th win this season ASHEBORO, N.C. - Andy Seuss took the win in the Caraway Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night by .884 seconds over George Brunnhoelzl III. It marked the...

Seuss Captures Caraway Victory Edges Brunnhoelzl to nab 4th win this season

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Andy Seuss took the win in the Caraway Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night by .884 seconds over George Brunnhoelzl III. It marked the fourth victory of the season for the 22-year-old driver from Hampstead, N.H. Seuss passed Burt Myers on Lap 10 and remained out front the rest of the night.

"This was a picture perfect day for us," said Seuss. "We know passing George for the points lead is going to be a challenge so we have decided to race these last four races to win and dominate. We tried some things last week and were way off but my guys gave me a great car tonight and this is a great night for our team."

Seuss enjoyed a 10-car length lead over Brian Loftin when the only caution flag of the race was thrown on Lap 123 when Tommy Neal spun down the back stretch.

Seuss was able to hold on to the lead on the restart and keep Brunnhoelzl in his rearview mirror.

Although it appeared Seuss was just cruising in the race, he wasn't sure he was going to make it to the end.

"The motor was cutting out during the race and I wanted to get out front," said Seuss. "I would have liked to see the race go green the whole way but it all worked out."

Brian Loftin finished third, followed by Burt Myers and Jason Myers. Rounding out the top 10 were Frank Fleming, John Smith, Jonathan Brown, Buddy Emory and J.R. Bertuccio.

Myers started the race from the front row after the redraw and led the first nine laps after winning his second consecutive Coors Light Pole Award and 20th of his career in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

After Seuss passed Myers he built leads by as much as 20 car lengths during the race before the field was closed up for one final time with about 20 laps to go.

Brunnhoelzl only lost 10 points of his lead following the Caraway 150 and heads to Martinsville with a 125-point margin over Seuss with three races remaining.

"You know it was a good night for us coming in second and we didn't lose too many points to Andy," Brunnhoelzl said. "Andy had a great car and I congratulate him on his win."

Loftin, who brought out a new car for the first time this season at Caraway Speedway, was content with his run as well.

"I don't think anyone had anything for Andy in this race but I was also happy with this new car," Loftin said. "We can go back and work out some things with it and be even better when we get back to the track next week."

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will visit Martinsville Speedway next weekend in the second combination race of the season for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers J.R. Bertuccio , Jason Myers , Burt Myers , Andy Seuss