South Boston Speedway News
Brunnhoelzl Wins NWSMT Race; Thaxton, Bowling Split LMSC Twinbill
Apr 10, 2016 - updated Apr 10th, 2016 8:04am
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Southboston, Va --
George Brunnhoelzl III picked up his second win of the season on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Saturday afternoon, winning the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway.
The West Babylon, New York resident took the lead from Andy Seuss with 26 laps to go and sped to a 1.237-second win over Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, North Carolina.
Seuss, of Hampstead, New Hampshire, finished third, with Kyle Bonsignore of Bay Shore, New York and Danny Bohn of Freehold, New Jersey rounding out the top five finishers.
There were six lead changes among four drivers, with Brunnhoelzl leading 68 of the race’s 150 laps.
Brunnhoelzl averaged 77.060 mph in the race that was slowed by three cautions that consumed 14 laps.
Thaxton, Bowling Top Field In Late Model Stock Car Division Twinbill
Defending South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division Champion Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia and South Boston, Virginia resident Austin Thaxton split wins Saturday in twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races.
Bowling now has won three of the season’s first five Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway, with Thaxton having won the other two.
Thaxton started fifth in the first race and took the lead from Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, North Carolina on lap 49 and survived two restarts in the last four laps to hold off McCarty for the win.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Lee Pulliam of Alton, Virginia was battling McCarty for second place on the final lap when contact between the two cars sent Pulliam’s car into a spin in the second turn, forcing the oncoming cars behind him to have to scramble to avoid hitting him.
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia avoided Pulliam’s spinning car and finished third, with Mark Wertz of Chesapeake, Virginia and Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.
Pulliam’s car was not damaged in the mishap, and he recovered to finish 13th.
Bowling started eighth in the second race after having finished in that spot in the opener, and threaded his way through the pack to take the lead from four-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia on lap 63.
With no cautions to hinder the action the rest of the way, Bowling held on and sped across the finish line .760-second ahead of Morris to take the win.
Pulliam started 13th in the nightcap and raced his way to a third-place finish, with Thaxton finishing fourth and Landon Huffman rounding out the top five finishers.
There were four lead changes among four drivers in the first 75-lap race and three lead changes among four drivers in the second 75-lap race.
Garnett Wins Hornets Division Race
Todd Garnett of Drakes Branch, Virginia took the lead from Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia on the fifth lap and won Saturday’s 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.
Kenny Mills of Alton, Virginia finished second, with Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia, Currin and Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia completing the top five finishers.
Next Race At South Boston Speedway
An action-filled seven-race card will be featured when NASCAR racing returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, April 16, with the NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.
A 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors headlines the seven-race card that includes twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races and twin 15-lap Pure Stock Division races. Fans will also see a 50-lap Modified race and a 15-lap Hornets Division race.
Registration opens at 2:30 p.m., pit gates open at 3 p.m. and practice will start at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 6 p.m. and the first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m.
Adult General Admission tickets are $10 each, with youth ages 7-12 admitted for $5 and kids ages six and under being admitted free with a paid adult.
For additional information about the NASCAR Late Model 100 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.