Myers Wins Wild Southern Modifieds Race

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Burt Myers celebrates his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Series win on Saturday at Langley Speedway. (NASCAR photo)
Burt Myers celebrates his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Series win on Saturday at Langley Speedway. (NASCAR photo)
Burt Myers celebrates his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win on Saturday at Langley Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

HAMPTON, Va. – Burt Myers’ first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win of 2014 included some controversy on Saturday night at Virginia’s Langley Speedway.

The 38-year-old Walnut Cove, N.C. driver drove to Victory Lane after a wild final lap of the Bayport Credit Union 150.

Myers was running second to George Brunnhoelzl III on the final lap when the two made contact coming out of Turn Four. Myers crossed the line first as Brunnhoelzl bounced off the outside wall and spun across the track. After a video review of the incident, NASCAR officials upheld Myers’ win and Brunnhoelzl was scored in second.

Championship points leader Andy Seuss finished third, followed by J.R. Bertuccio and Jason Myers.

After eight races, Seuss leads Brunnhoelzl by 14. Bertuccio is 29 behind Seuss, while both Burt Myers and Danny Bohn are 39 back.

It was Burt Myers’ first win since the 2013 season final on the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kyle Ebersole, Bohn, Gary Putnam, Ryan Preece and Luke Fleming rounded out the top 10 at Langley. Earlier in the day, Preece won the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying, but a late race pit stop cost the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular a shot at the win.

Preece led a race-high 64 laps, while Brunnhoelzl led 55. The race featured seven lead changes among four drivers. It was the first race in which, in lieu of a mid-race break, teams were allowed to pit and change one tire at any point in the race.

The finish:

Burt Myers, George Brunnhoelzl III, Andy Seuss, JR Bertuccio,  Jason Myers, Kyle Ebersole, Danny Bohn, Gary Putnam, Ryan Preece, Luke Fleming, David Calabrese, Bobby Measmer Jr., Thomas Stinson,  Spencer Davis, A.J. Winstead, Mike Norman, Joe Ryan Osborne