What Won the Race:
Burt Myers charged to the front after a lap 92 pit stop where he took on his tire.
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Burt Myers wins the battle and the war at Caraway as he takes the final feature and the season championship for the Southern Modified Racing Series.
“It sure does mean a lot to win this because I don’t think anyone will ever win all three in a year again,” Said Myers. “We won the Stadium title, we won the NASCAR tittle and now we are the SMRS champs, what a feeling.”
Winning Crew Chief:
On the Move:
Scott Hall started 10th and finished seventh.
Fast time award winner and Pole sitter Brandon Ward led over half the race, but got tangled up in a wreck after lap 100 and finished 11th.
Burt Myers wins the race and Southern Modified Racing Series title.
The early laps of the race were controlled by Brandon Ward. John Smith‘s title bit came to an end after he went for a spin and then made an unapproved tire change which cost him two laps. Cale Gale and Brian Loftin each had shots up front at leading and were in the mix late. 51 will have video highlights next week.
For the fifth time this season Brandon Ward sets fast time for tonight’s feature event. Ward hopes to end the 2016 season in victory lane.
The redraw saw Ward pull the one pill and Gary Putnam will start second.
Scott Hall and John Smith led the two practice rounds here at Caraway. Cale Gale led the final round of practice.
Today marks the return of former NASCAR Modified Champion LW Miller who has won several events here at Caraway Speedway. Miller has been out of Modifieds since 2012.
We look for strong things out of Tom Buzzie Jr. who led several laps at Hickory at the last event.
John Smith has had an amazing season with four wins this year. He is tied with Burt Myers who won the last race here. Myers has had several strong runs to go with his lone win.
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Time Trial Results: There will be a redraw among the top six.
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Car Count: 13 SMRS machines
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Qualifying Format: Each driver will get two laps on the clock.
5pm Grandstand Open
5:30pm SMRS Qualifying
6:25pm Autograph Session
7:00pm Racing Starts
Legends 20 Laps
Limited 40 Laps
SMRS 125 Laps
Chargers 25 Laps
Mini Stocks 15 Laps
Hornets 15 Laps
Wild Cats 15 Laps
Who to Watch For: John Smith has four wins this season, Jason Myers, Burt Myers have also posted wins this year. Tim Brown and LW Miller are here making starts and they should be in the mix for victories.
Another name that will be in the mix is Brian Loftin who has eight NASCAR Modified Tour wins here at this track.
Title Fight: John Smith & Burt Myers enter tonight’s race tied for the Champion. Whoever finishes above the other will win the title tonight.
The Track: Caraway Speedway is a 4/10th of a mile track located just outside of Asheboro, NC.
Weather: Temps will be in the 50’s tonight with dry conditions.
Next Series Race: This is the final race for the SMRS this year. The 2017 plans should be announced in the coming months.