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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will conclude it's 2016 season Thursday at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Speedway with the running of the annual Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track.
Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150 Setup:
• Burt Myers enters this race with a 22-point lead over two-time defending champion Andy Seuss, while four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III trails in third only four points behind Seuss.
• Myers and Brunnhoelzl III are the only drivers entered in this Thursday’s race to win at Charlotte. Myers has won three (2010, 2013, 2014) and Brunnhoelzl won twice in 2012 and 2015.
• Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Gary Putnam and Seuss are the only drivers entered in this event to start all six previous races at the North Carolina track.
• The Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam is run on the quarter-mile track along the frontstretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At Charlotte Motor Speedway:
• Construction began on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1959.
• The track’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on June 19, 1960 – won by Joe Lee Johnson.
• The track was repaved midseason in 1994.
• The track's name changed from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 1999. It changed back to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2010 season.
• The track was re-paved again before the 2006 season.
• There have been 113 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, two races per year since the track opened in 1960.
• The Charlotte quarter-mile track held its first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race on Oct. 14, 2010 – won by Burt Myers.
• Charlotte has played host to the NWSMT every year since 2010.
• The six previous events have resulted in three different winners – Burt Myers (2010, 2013, 2014), Tim Brown (2011) and George Brunnhoelzl III (2012, 2015).
• Brunnhoelzl and Ryan Preece have each won two Coors Light Pole Awards, while Andy Seuss has earned one.
• Burt Myers is the only driver to finish in the top five in all six tour events at Charlotte.
• Brunnhoelzl has led the most laps of tour competition at Charlotte, running out front for 453 laps.
• Burt Myers has an average finish of second – best among all drivers who have competed in all six tour races.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Data
Race: #11 of 11 overall
Track Layout: .25-mile asphalt oval
Race Length: 150 laps / 37.5 miles
2015 Pole Winner: George Brunnhoelzl III
2015 Race Winner: George Brunnhoelzl III
Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 14.612 seconds, 61.593 mph, Oct. 9, 2014
150-Lap Race Record: George Brunnhoelzl III, Chevrolet, 45 min., 46 sec., 52.440 mph, Oct. 8, 2015
Active Category Leaders at Charlotte:
1. Burt Myers … 3
2. George Brunnhoelzl … 2
1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 3
Ryan Preece … 2
3. Andy Seuss … 1
1. Burt Myers … 6
2. George Brunnhoelzl III … 5
3. Danny Bohn … 3
Andy Seuss … 3
1. Burt Myers … 6
2. George Brunnhoelzl III … 5
3. Several drivers with … 4
1. George Brunnhoelzl III … 453
2. Burt Myers … 231
3. Ryan Preece … 203
1. Burt Myers … 914
2. Andy Seuss … 857
3. Jason Myers … 765
1. Four drivers with … 6
Selected Driver Highlights:
Danny Bohn (No. 40 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair/William Smith Trucking Chevrolet)
• The New Jersey native has four wins, seven poles, 26 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes in 50 career starts.
• Finished in the top 10 in the final standings each year from 2012-14 and competed part-time last year.
• Returned to full-time competition this season with Frank and Chris Fleming.
• Has an average finish of fifth with three top-five and four top-10 finishes in four career starts at Charlotte.
Kyle Bonsignore (No. 22 Snap-On Tools Chevrolet)
• Has made 12 career NWSMT starts and recorded his best series finish last weekend at Viriginia's South Boston Speedway. He has earned two top fives and eight top 10s this season.
• Collected his first career top-five finish in April at South Boston.
• One of two Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders this season in the NWSMT.
• This will be his first start at CMS.
George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 28 Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair/Comp. Technologies Chevrolet)
• Has a record four NWSMT championships (2009, `11, `12, and `13).
• Has 28 wins, 26 poles, 60 podiums, 73 top fives, 89 top 10s and 3,634 laps led in 113 career starts.
• Holds NWSMT all-time records for wins and laps led. Ranks second in poles, third in top fives and fourth in top 10s.
• Has recorded at least one win per season in every year he has competed full-time in the NWSMT since 2008.
• Competed in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2010.
• Has a pair of wins at Charlotte in 2012 and 2015. Has finished in the top five in all five starts at Charlotte and set the race record for the event last season.
Kyle Ebersole (No. 5 Ebersole Excavating Ford)
• Has three wins, 22 top fives and 40 top 10s in 53 career starts. He earned his first victory at Virginia's Langley Speedway in 2013 and earned his second win at South Boston in 2014. He was also credited with a win at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in August ass the highest finishing NWSMT regular.
• He enters this weekend 10th in the standings.
• He has two top-five and three top-10 finishes in four starts at Charlotte.
Jeremy Gerstner (No. 15 GMR Lawncare/Carriage House Restaurant Chevrolet)
• Competing full-time this season for modified veteran car owner Grady Jeffreys Sr.
• Has scored three top fives and 15 top 10s in 35 career starts, with a best finish being third at Bowman Gray (N.C.) Stadium in 2015.
• Scored his first top-10 finish at Charlotte last season in this race.
Trey Hutchens III (No. 14 Wix Filters/All Star Truck & Trailer Repair Chevrolet)
• He has five top-10 finishes in 14 career starts.
• Has made 25 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with four top-10 finishes.
• Son of veteran race engineer and former driver Bobby Hutchens Jr.
• Finished 13th in his lone start at Charlotte last season in his third start at the track.
Bobby Measmer Jr. (No. 74 Lead 2 Real Estate Chevrolet)
• The Concord, N.C., driver has one pole (South Boston in 2015), eight top-five and 20 top-10 finishes in 34 career starts.
• Has made two starts at CMS with a best finish of seventh, which he earned in last season's finale.
Burt Myers (No. 1 Remington SCT/Citrusafe/Speedway Auto Auction Ford)
• The 2010 NWSMT champion has 19 wins, a tour record of 30 poles, 77 top fives and 116 top 10s in 138 career starts.
• Finished third in the final standings last season with one win, six top fives and eight top 10s in 10 races.
• One of four drivers to start all six races at the track, where he has earned three wins and six top-five finishes.
Jason Myers (No. 4 Adams Towing/Moorefield Enterprises Ford)
• Has recorded three wins, 48 top fives and 107 top 10s in a NWSMT-record 142 career starts. Has competed in all but one race (2005- Virigina's Martinsville Speedway) in the tour’s previous 11 seasons.
• Finished 2015 in third place, a career best, in the final standings and was the only driver to finish in the top 10 in every race that year.
• Has started all six previous events at Charlotte and has recorded two-top five and four top-10 finishes. The third-generation driver finished fourth at the track last season.
Gary Putnam (No. 77 Curb Records Chevrolet)
• Has 30 top 10s in 63 career starts with a career best finish of fifth at North Carolina's Caraway Speedway in 2013.
• Finished eighth in the final 2015 standings with six top 10s in 10 races, equaling his career-best finish in 2014.
• Joins Myers brothers in the record for most starts at Charlotte with six. Has one top-10 10 finish at CMS.
Andy Seuss (No. 11 Davis Roofing/Vestal Buick GMC Chevrolet)
• Has 22 wins, 13 poles, 70 top fives and 92 top 10s in 114 career NWSMT starts. His 22 wins rank second all-time.
• The two-time defending champion enters this race as one of three drivers to win multiple NWSMT championships (George Brunnhoelzl III four and Junior Miller two).
• Has collected three top five and four top-10 finishes at CMS in six starts.
Up To Speed:
• Burt Myers made a late pass around Danny Bohn to pick up the season-opening win and 17th overall in his career in the southern tour.
• George Brunnhoelzl III made a late pass by Ted Christopher to add to his record-setting number of wins on the tour with his first victory of the year and 26th overall.
• Brunnhoelzl III won back-to-back races on the schedule for the seventh time in his career after taking the checkered flag in the South Boston 150.|
• Burt Myers held off his brother Jason is winning the Dogwood 150 in the most recent race on the tour at Caraway in April. First time in his career he’s picked up two wins before the annual spring break.
• Andy Seuss picked up his first win of the season at Caraway Speedway. The two-time defending tour champion now has 12 wins at the track.
• Burt Myers held off his brother Jason to score his second career tour win at Bowman Gray Stadium and score his third win overall on the season.
• Kyle Ebersole finished just ahead of Andy Seuss in the NWMT/NWSMT combination race at Bristol to be the top placing southern tour regular which credits him with his third career win on the tour.
• Bobby Measmer Jr. won his first career tour race at East Carolina Motor Speedway when he won the weather-delayed Visit Martin County 150.
• James Civali returned to drive the Susan Hill owner Pontiac and picked up his first win of the season in just his third start driving part-time this season at South Boston Speedway
• George Brunnhoelzl III made a pass for the lead and held on to score his third win of the season in the Caraway 150 in the 60th race held at the track.