Ward Wins South Boston 150
April 15, 2012 | 7:00 A.M. EST
Brandon Ward won the South Boston 150 in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action on Saturday night at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. (Photo: Jason Smith/pixelcrisp)
Ward, racing out of Winston-Salem, N.C., in his No. 44 Konnoak Giant Services/Hire’s Automotive Chevrolet, wrestled the lead from defending tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III, who led a race-high 130 laps, on Lap 131 and never looked back over the 19 laps of the race. It was Ward’s first tour victory in 17 starts.
Andy Seuss rebounded from an early-race incident to finish second followed by Danny Bohn in third. Kyle Ebersole and L.W. Miller finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Miller won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day.
Thomas Stinson, Burt Myers, Brunnhoelzl, Renee Dupuis and John Smith rounded out the top 10.
Ward was the fourth different race winner in as many NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events at South Boston. Prior race winners are Ted Christopher, James Civali and Seuss.
With his victory in the South Boston 150, Ward locked up a spot in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series race at the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next February during Speedweeks.
In the point standings, Brunnhoelzl and Miller are tied atop the standings with Brunnhoelzl getting the edge to his season-opening at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C. Bohn is in third – 10 points off the leader’s pace.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is right back on the track on Saturday, April 21 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C., for the Caraway 150.