Burt Myers Outruns His Brother For Win At Caraway Speedwayby Hunter Thomas April 20, 2016 0 comments
SOPHIA, N.C. – Coming off a second place finish at South Boston Speedway, Burt Myers led 107 laps en route to winning the Dogwood 150 at Caraway Speedway on Saturday.
The win is Myers’ second of the season. He won the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 2016 opener at Caraway Speedway back in March. However, George Brunnhoelzl III has won the last two races. On Saturday, Myers held off his brother, Jason Myers during a green-white-checkered finish. Burt has finished inside the top-five in all four races so far this season.
“Man this is unbelievable,” Burt Myers said. “The way these LFR chassis are running and this NASCAR Institute – these students put these motors together, man. This is awesome. Everything is clicking right now. To win two in a row, early, at Caraway – for Burt Myers that’s front page news, man (laughs).”
Just before the race was about to finish within the scheduled 150 laps, Bryan Dauzat spun in Turn 3, setting the field up for a three-lap dash to the end. Burt was able to get the advantage over his brother on the restart, and in the end, Burt was declared the winner as Jason Myers had to settle for a second place finish. The performance is Jason’s third top-five of the season.
“Well you know, once we ran so long, and I ran the 11(Andy Seuss) down, I knew he was done,” Jason Myers said. “We still had some car left. I don’t know about the 1becuase when you’re out front like that, you’re crazy to run hard. I was kind of hoping it’d stay caution free and me and Burt would end up one-two, and hopefully me one, but when the caution came out, I said, ‘alright guys, you get me out front, and I’ll see if I can stay there’. Hey, we did. We beat the cars that took two tires out of the pits.”
Finishing third in the Dogwood 150 was pole sitter, Danny Bohn. Andy Seuss was fourth, and George Brunnhoelzl III, who has been so dominate finished fifth.
Throughout the event, there were only four cautions, and the race saw five lead changes among four drivers.
Burt Myers is the championship point standings leader. He has a nine-point advantage over Brunnhoelzl III. Andy Seuss sits third, 18 points back from the lead.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will now take a few months off before their next race. It won’t be until Friday, July 1 until the tour will be back in action for the Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway.
Dogwood 150 Results:
1.) #1 Burt Myers
2.) #4 Jason Myers
3.) #40 Danny Bohn
4.) #11 Andy Seuss
5.) #28 George Brunnhoelzl III
6.) #22 Kyle Bonsignore
7.) #2 JR Bertuccio
8.) #5 Kyle Ebersole
9.) #74 Bobby Measmer Jr.
10.) #97 Bryan Dauzat
11.) #77 Gary Putnam
12.) #79 Richie Pallai Jr.
13.) #15 Jeremy Gerstner
14.) #33 Austin Pickens
Photo Credit: Grant Halverson for NASCAR