Burt Myers Controls Southern National
KENLY, N.C. – Burt Myers picked up where he left off in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competition at Southern National Motorsports Park.
Myers, who won when the tour made its last visit to the .4-mile high-banked track in 2008, returned to Victory Lane on Saturday, winning the KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink 150.
The Walnut Cove, N.C., driver – who started third on the grid – charged into the lead just past the midway point of the 150-lap race and set sail from there in his No. 1 CitruSafe/Adams Towing & Recovery Ford. The victory marked the ninth career tour win for the 2010 Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion.
The race marks the second win in as many races for the Myers brothers on the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. Burt’s brother, Jason, won the season opener at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., last weekend.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Ryan Preece, who won his first Whelen Southern Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying and led the first 80 laps, finished second. He was followed by Tim Brown, George Brunnhoelzl III and Andy Seuss. Brunnhoelzl, the defending tour champion, took the points lead by four over Jason Myers.
Ted Christopher, Kyle Ebersole, Danny Bohn, Brandon Ward and Woody Pitkat rounded out the top 10.