Brunnhoelzl Triumphs At Tri-County
September 24, 2011 | 9:20 P.M. EST
George Brunnhoelzl III won from the pole position on Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)
George Brunnhoelzl III’s fourth with of the 2011 campaign moved him one step closer to a second NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship as he took home the Tri-County 150 Saturday at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
After earning the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the evening, Brunnhoelzl led early on and the regained the lead from Jason Myers with a decisive pass on Lap 73. The 2009 tour champion put it on cruise control from there for his ninth career victory.
Brunnhoelzl stretched his lead by more than 10 car-lengths as the end neared, but just the second caution of the event came out with five laps to go to negate the significant advantage. The West Babylon, N.Y., native was able to hold off his Andy Seuss – his teammate – on the final restart to seal the deal.
Seuss settled for second followed by last year’s Tri-County winner Burt Myers, Brandon Ward and Jason Myers in the top five.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has three races remaining on the schedule. Up next will be the Caraway 150 on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.