NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour News & Notes Tour Goes For Three Different Winners In As Many Races Burt Myers Enjoys Family Presence On The Tour Caraway Speedway Ready To Host Modifieds Getting To Know: Burt Myers Burt Myers is...
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour News & Notes
Tour Goes For Three Different Winners In As Many Races
Burt Myers Enjoys Family Presence On The Tour
Caraway Speedway Ready To Host Modifieds
Getting To Know: Burt Myers
Burt Myers is ready for a rare doubleheader this weekend when the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visits Ace and Caraway Speedways this Friday and Saturday night, respectively.
Myers holds the record for most Coors Light Pole Awards (18), winning his most recent one at Concord (N.C.) Speedway. He has won two poles at Ace and eight at Caraway. Myers' lone wins at each Ace and Caraway came in the inaugural season of the Tour in 2005 and the veteran is ready to get back to Victory Lane at each track.
What is your favorite restaurant? Buffalo Wild Wings
Do you have a favorite track on the Tour? I would say it is Concord. You are on the edge every lap there and you have to go as hard as you can every lap and it really challenges you as a driver.
How special is it to be able to race with your brother each week? It is a wonderful blessing to be able to race against and with my brother and have both my parents there every week. We are a racing family. My mom (Pam) even spotted for me for the first time last week at South Boston.
What would you do for a living if you didn't drive a race car? I really enjoy designing my own decals for the cars so I would probably do something in graphic designs.
The Race: Caraway Speedway 150
The Place: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
The Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Time: 8 p.m. ET
Track Layout: .455-mile paved
Race Purse: $24,806
2008 Winner: Brian Loftin
2008 Pole: Burt Myers
Schedule: Saturday, April 11:
Practice 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Time Trials: 6:30 p.m.
News & Notes
The Race ... The Caraway Speedway 150 will be the fourth of 16 races on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule, and first of seven trips to the Asheboro, N.C., oval.
The Procedure ... Starting Positions 1-24 will be determined from time trials. The remaining two spots will be filled through the provisional process. The race is 150 laps (68.25 miles).
The Track ... Caraway Speedway is a 455-mile paved oval. The track has hosted 23 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events, dating back to March 2005.
Race Winners ... Brian Loftin and L.W. Miller lead all drivers at Caraway with six victories apiece.
Pole Winners ... Burt Myers has eight of his record 18 Coors Light Pole Awards at Caraway, while Tim Brown is second with five poles at Caraway.
Caraway Speedway Ready To Host Modifieds
Hopefully the third time is the charm as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes its third attempt to race at Caraway Speedway this weekend with the Caraway Speedway 150. The track has been forced to postpone its first two scheduled events at the track due to rain showers.
Among the drivers expected to challenge for the win include last week's winner at South Boston and the driver who won the last modified race at Caraway -- Andy Seuss.
Others entered who have enjoyed success at the track located in Asheboro, N.C., include L.W. Miller, who has six career wins at the track, and defending Tour champion Brian Loftin. Loftin joins Miller with six career wins and did not finish outside the top five at Caraway last year en route to winning his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
"If you can run well at Caraway and win a few races and hold your own at the other tracks then you should have a pretty good chance of winning the title," said Loftin. "We hope we can continue our good streak of strong finishes there this weekend."
Other drivers entered for this weekend's races who have also visited Victory Lane at Caraway include Tim Brown and Ted Christopher with each scoring two victories.
In addition to the Caraway Speedway 150, the track will also host its regular NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions with a 50-lap Late Model Super Truck, 30-lap Sportsman, 15-lap Mini Stock and a 10-lap U-Cars race.