|BURT MYERS CELEBRATES HIS SOUTHERN MODIFIED VICTORY THURSDAY|
NIGHT AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY (CMS/HHP PHOTO)
FLAT TIRE AND MODIFIED VICTORY: Burt Myers scored his second victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday night in the UNOH Southern Slam 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series race as he was the benefactor of some bad luck for then race leader Ryan Preece.
Myers was running second to Preece when, on lap 136, Preece slowed suddenly and went to the pits, the victim of a flat tire. Myers inherited the lead and held on to win by two seconds over second place finisher Kyle Ebersole.
“It was a little bit unexpected there when the 41 (Preece) quit,” Myers said. “But when you are sitting in victory lane, it’s the best you can get. The guys never stopped working. We adjusted on the car all the way until time for the race and qualifying. We were a little bit skeptical. This was the first time we have been here and didn’t bring our Bowman Gray (Stadium) car. I was a little bit worried about that. But, the car was really, really good. We were a little bit off from the 41 (Preece) but here we are.”
Rounding out the top-five were George Brunnhoelzl III, who claimed his fourth series championship by finishing third, followed by Tim Brown and Danny Bohn.The race was slowed by several early caution periods and one red flag as Preece led from early on and was the car to beat. The race also featured a mid-race break so the teams could all pit for adjustments. Preece had built up a comfortable three-second advantage before trouble struck.
|THE NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR WILL RACE THURSDAY|
ON THE QUARTER-MILE TRACK ON CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY'S
FRONTSTRETCH. (CMS/HHP PHOTO)
|DRIVERS BRIAN VICKERS AND MATT KENSETH HELP|
MORE THAN 100 BREAST-CANCER SURVIVORS PAINT
THE CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY PIT WALL PINK
TO KICK OFF NATIONAL BREAST CANCER
AWARENESS MONTH. (CMS/HHP PHOTO)
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