George Brunnhoelzl III    28

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George Brunnhoelzl III
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Sponsor Composite Technologies
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Owner George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
Crewchief George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
Birthdate Oct. 28, 1982
Hometown West Babylon, N.Y.
Occupation ---

Career Highlights

  • Has a record four NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championships
  • His 21 victories are a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour career record

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2006 33 2 0 0 0 0
2007 8 12 0 0 1 7
2008 7 11 1 2 6 7
2009 1 14 5 6 13 13
2010 22 3 0 1 1 1
2011 1 14 5 5 12 14
2012 1 11 6 5 6 11
2013 1 12 3 2 11 11
2014 2 10 1 2 8 8
TOTALS   89 21 23 58 72

WINS: 21 – Lanier (8/30/08), Caraway (7/3/09), Bristol-NWSMT (8/19/09), Caraway (9/12/09), Ace (10/2/09), Caraway (10/24/09), Caraway (3/13/11), Hickory (4/2/11), Thompson (9/11/11), Tri-County (9/24/11), Caraway (10/22/11), Caraway (3/31/12), Caraway (4/21/12), Caraway (7/6/12), Bowman Gray (8/4/12), Bristol-NWSMT (8/22/12), Charlotte (10/11/12), South Boston (4/13/13), Caraway (4/20/13), Caraway (7/6/13), Langley (4/12/14)

POLES: 23 – Lanier (8/30/08), Martinsville-NWSMT (9/20/08), South Boston (4/4/09), Caraway (4/11/09), Lanier (4/18/09), Caraway (8/29/09), Myrtle Beach (9/5/09), Caraway (10/24/09), Tri-County (9/25/10), Caraway (4/23/11), Bowman Gray (8/6/11), Tri-County (9/24/11), Caraway (10/1/11), Charlotte 10/13/11), Caraway (3/31/12), Caraway (4/21/12), Caraway (7/6/12), Caraway (10/6/12), Charlotte (10/11/12), South Boston (4/13/13), Caraway (4/20/13), Southern National (3/15/14), Caraway (9/5/14)

Year-by-year Whelen Southern Modified Tour Recap

2013: Extended his own record for championships to four, and his record for race wins to 20 … Title season was built with three wins and top-five finishes in 11 of 12 outings.  2012: Captured second crown in a row and third overall … Recorded a career-high six wins and matched a personal best with five poles.  2011: Earned his second title thanks to five wins, five poles and a career-best 14 top-10 finishes.  2010: Competed full-time on the northeast-based Whelen Modified Tour and made three starts on the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.  2009: Enjoyed breakout season with five wins and six poles en route to his first championship … Turned in 13 top-five finishes, which remains a career-best total.  2008: Finished seventh in points and started all 11 events … Gained first victory at Lanier.  2007: Finished eighth in points with first career top-five finish.  2006: Debuted on the tour with two starts at the end of the season.

Noteworthy

Third generation driver who followed in the racing footsteps of his father and grandfather when he started racing at the age of 12 in the open-wheel champ cars and won four titles in five years … Made modified debut at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway at the age of 16 … Earned Riverhead Rookie of the Year honors in 1999 … Made 51 Pro Cup starts from 2003-06 … Has a pole (Riverhead, 2010) and four top 10s in 16 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts … Father, George Jr., registered Whelen Modified Tour wins in the 1986 Stafford Spring Sizzler and the 1987 Pocono Race of Champions … Works for family-owned Brunnhoelzl Racing in Mooresville, N.C. … Last name is pronounced Brun (like run)-hoe-zuhl.