South Boston Speedway News
Brunnhoelzl Takes Win In NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Race
Apr 14, 2013 - updated Apr 14th, 2013 10:54am
Web posted by Tim Chandler
SouthBoston, VA --
III started on the pole and scored a flag-to-flag win in Saturday’s NASCAR
Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 at South Boston Speedway.
The win was
Brunnhoelzl’s first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory of the season
and his first win at South Boston Speedway.
of West Babylon, N.Y., edged runner-up Brian Loftin of Lexington, N.C. by 1.094
second, pulling away from Loftin, who occupied second place the entire race, in
a 16-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s five caution
of Hummelstown, Pa. finished third with John Smith of Mount Airy, N.C. and Tim
Brown of Rural Hall, N.C. rounding out the top five finishers.
averaged 55.215 mph in the race that was slowed by five caution periods that
consumed 31 laps.
entered the race with a five-point lead in the series points standings and
extended it to 12 points with the win.
Pulliam, McCaskill Split Late Model Stock
NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C.
and Deac McCaskill of Raleigh, N.C. split wins in the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen
All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that served as the
night’s co-feature event at the .4-mile oval.
The win by
Pulliam in the opening race was his fourth of the season at South Boston
Speedway and his seventh victory overall. McCaskill’s win was his first of the
season at South Boston Speedway and was his third win of the season.
the win in the night’s first 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race,
edging McCaskill by .206-second in a dramatic five-lap dash to the finish that
followed the last of the race’s two caution periods.
The race was a
thriller, with Pulliam and McCaskill swapping the lead four times over the last
31 laps of the race. C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. was also in contention
for the win, but had to settle for third place. Tommy Lemons Jr. of Troy, N.C.
and 2011 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Philip Morris of
Ruckersville, Va. rounded out the top five finishers in the 21-car field.
second race was a thriller as well, with MCaskill edging Pulliam by .322-second
in a 36-lap dash to the finish that followed the last of the race’s two caution
Pulliam waged a tense side-by-side battle over the last 20 laps of the race,
with McCaskill riding the outside lane and Pulliam taking the bottom lane.
Pulliam drew alongside McCaskill on several occasions including the final lap,
but McCaskill was able to hold him off.
finished fourth in the nightcap with Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md. rounding
out the top five finishers.
Hensley, Hendrick, Harris Inducted Into
Virginia Motorsports Hall Of Fame
NASCAR Nationwide Series runner-up, former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of
the Year and former South Boston Speedway track champion Jimmy Hensley of
Ridgeway, Va., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick and the late
Gayther Wallace “Runt” Harris of Richmond, Va., one of the famed “Four H Boys”
that also included Ray Hendrick, Sonny Hutchins and Ted Hairfield, were inducted
into the Virginia Motorsports Hall Of Fame during a special pre-race
Hensley was a
star on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series and the former NASCAR Late Model Sportsman and
career spanned 27 seasons, and during that span he won multiple track
championships in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. He was a nine-time
winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit.
the vaunted Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams that feature
drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. The
teams owned by the South Hill native have amassed him 14 drivers’ championships
including 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles.
One of the
famed “Four H Boys,” Harris won over 300 races during his racing career while
competing in the NASCAR Modified ranks. He won the 1964 South Boston Speedway
NASCAR Modified title and was the 1960 Virginia state champion in the NASCAR
daughter, Brenda Harris Newhouse, attended and accepted the honor on her late
Next Race At South
action will return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, April 20, when it
hosts the 7 p.m. running of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing
A 150-lap race
for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division will
headline the five-race program. The night’s schedule also includes races for the
Limited Sportsman Division, the Pure Stock Division and twin races for the
Pit gates will
open and registration will start at 1 p.m. Practice will run from 3 p.m. until
4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7
admission is $10 with kids ages six and under admitted free.
For additional information about the
NASCAR Whelen Late Model 150 racing program or any other events at South Boston
Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the
speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.