Bohn Breaks Through In Southern Modifieds

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Danny Bohn enjoys his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory Saturday at North Carolina's Caraway Speedway. (NASCAR photo)
Danny Bohn enjoys his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory Saturday at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Rookie Danny Bohn played it right.

The Freehold, N.J., driver started the race from the sixth position and bided his time before making a pass on Brian Loftin with eight laps remaining to pick up his first career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory on Saturday at Caraway Speedway in the Mid-Atlantic Shoot-Out 150.

Loftin, who led a race-high 129 laps, was forced to settle for second followed by Kyle Ebersole in third. Jason Myers crossed the line in fourth with Tim Brown in tow for fifth.

Joe Scarbrough, Thomas Stinson, Andy Seuss, John Smith and points leader George Brunnhoelzl III rounded out the top 10.

Brunnhoelzl, who won the pole position earlier in the day, struggled through a subpar night. Eight of his 16 career tour wins have come at Caraway. Brunnhoelzl needed to finish in front of Jason Myers, Bohn and the rest of the championship contenders to lock up his third tour title in the last four seasons having won the prize in 2009 and 2011.

As a result, he’ll have some work to do in the season finale in Charlotte. Brunnhoelzl will carry a 43-point lead on Jason Myers into that final race with Bohn just two points in back of that.

The finish:

Danny Bohn, Brian Loftin, Kyle Ebersole, Jason Myers, Tim Brown, Joe Scarbrough, Thomas Stinson, Andy Seuss, John Smith, George Brunnhoelzl III, Burt Myers, Gary Putnam, A.J. Winstead, Frank Fleming, Dalton Baldwin, Michael Speeney.