Another Southern Victory For Brunnhoelzl

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — George Brunnhoelzl III led wire-to-wire to score his 18th career victory in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour on Saturday – at South Boston Speedway.

The three-time tour champion from West Babylon, N.Y., became the third different winner in three races this season and extended his lead in the championship standings.

Brunnhoelzl, who earlier in the day won his 19th career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying, was shadowed throughout the 150-lap event by Brian Loftin. They were followed across the finish line by Kyle Ebersole, John Smith and Tim Brown. Completing the top 10 were Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Gary Putnam, Jeremy Gerstner and Renee Dupuis.

In four previous starts at South Boston, Brunnhoelzl had finished second on two occasions, in 2009 and 2011. He has led a tour high 311 laps at the four-tenths-mile oval. The Southern Modified Tour has had five different winners in five visits to the Virginia track.

The finish:

George Brunnhoelzl III, Brian Loftin, Kyle Ebersole, John Smith, Tim Brown, Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Gary Putnam, Jeremy Gerstner, Renee Dupuis, Luke Fleming, Andy Seuss, Danny Bohn, Donnie Lacks, J.R. Bertuccio Jr, Bryan Dauzat, Mike Norman, Michael Speeney, David Calabrese.