Southern Modified Racing Series – Caraway Speedway (NC) – 7/21/17

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Burt Myers wins both twin 50 lap main events in the SMRS Modifieds at Caraway Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature One Notebook: Burt Myers spent all day yesterday testing to get his car ready for tonight and it has paid off. He led flag-to-flag with no real contenders for the lead. This is his first SMRS Mod win of the 2017 season and is looking to go two-for-two tonight. The top six finishers will be inverted for the start of the second race. The rest of the finishers will start where they finished in the first race.

 

Feature Two Notebook: After a redraw of six from the finish of the first main, Burt Myers had to muscle his way up to the lead. Jeremy Gerstner as able to keep him at bay, until the final five laps when B. Myers was able to work around Gerstner on the high side to sail on with his second victory of the night.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: -There will be twin 50 lap mains for the SMRS Mods tonight

-Brandon Ward led all three practice session

-Burt Myers was the fastest qualifier

-Jeremy Gertsner is coming off his first career SMRS Mods victory at Hickory Motor Speedway back on July 1st.

 

Starting Lineup of Race One:

1 1 Burt Myers 15.874
2 83 Tim Brown 15.889
3 4 Jason Myers 15.988
4 14 Bobby Measmer Jr 16.001
5 40 Danny Bohn 16.027
6 23 Brian Loflin 16.041
7 19 Brandon Ward 16.056
8 77 Gary Putnam 16.099
9 15 Jeremy Gerstner 16.103
10 12 Mike Norman 16.453
11 02 Dan Clatterbuck 16.734

 

Starting Lineup of Race Two:

1 14 Bobby Measmer Jr
2 77 Gary Putnam
3 83 Tim Brown
4 15 Jeremy Gerstner
5 40 Danny Bohn
6 1 Burt Myers
7 19 Brandon Ward
8 23 Brian Loflin
9 12 Mike Norman
10 02 Dan Clatterbuck
11 4 Jason Myers

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 1 Burt Myers 15.874
2 83 Tim Brown 15.889
3 4 Jason Myers 15.988
4 14 Bobby Measmer Jr 16.001
5 40 Danny Bohn 16.027
6 23 Brian Loflin 16.041
7 19 Brandon Ward 16.056
8 77 Gary Putnam 16.099
9 15 Jeremy Gerstner 16.103
10 12 Mike Norman 16.453
11 02 Dan Clatterbuck 16.734

 

Car Count: There are 12 SMRS Modifieds in the pits of Caraway Speedway today.

 

Entry List: 

1 Burt Myers
4 Jason Myers
02 Dan Clatterbuck
12 Mike Norman
14 Bobby Measmer Jr
15 Jeremy Gerstner
19 Brandon Ward
23 Brian Loflin
40 Danny Bohn
77 Gary Putnam
83 Tim Brown
33 Jason Tutterow

 

Qualifying Format: Single car qualifying, each car gets two laps.

 

Event Schedule: 

TIME EVENT
7:30 SMRS Qualifying – 2 laps
7:50 On Track Autograph Session
8:00 Pole Award Presentation
8:10 Pre Race Ceremonies
8:15 30 Lap Limited Late Model Main
50 Lap SMRS Mods Main One
40 Lap Charger Main
15 Lap Mini Stock Main
50 Lap SMRS Mods Main Two
10 Lap U-Car Main

 

Who to Watch For: Brandon Ward led final practice and is always a force to be reckoned with at Caraway Speedway.

 

Title Fight: Brandon Ward currently holds a 21 point lead over Bobby Measmer Jr.

 

The Track: Caraway Speedway is a .455 mile track with tight corners.

 

Weather: It’s a hot and beautiful day in Sophia, NC. It’s 90 degrees and no chance of rain.

 

What Won the First Race: Burt Myers qualified on the pole and led every lap.

 

What Won the Second Race: Burt Myers was able to work around Jeremy Gerstner for the lead with five laps to go as Gerstner said his car was just too tight to hold off the hard charging Burt Myers.

 

The Finish of Main One: 

1 1 Burt Myers
2 40 Danny Bohn
3 15 Jeremy Gerstner
4 83 Tim Brown
5 77 Gary Putnam
6 14 Bobby Measmer Jr
7 19 Brandon Ward
8 23 Brian Loflin
9 12 Mike Norman
10 02 Dan Clatterbuck
11 4 Jason Myers

 

The Finish of Main Two:

1 1 Burt Myers
2 15 Jeremy Gerstner
3 14 Bobby Measmer Jr
4 83 Tim Brown
5 19 Brandon Ward
6 77 Gary Putnam
7 4 Jason Myers
8 02 Dan Clatterbuck
9 12 Mike Norman
10 40 Danny Bohn
11 23 Brian Loflin

 

The Skinny: From the drop of the very first green flag, Burt Myers was in a league of his own. He picked up the first win of the night in dominating fashion. B. Myers led flag-to-flag to park it in victory lane. The second race for Burt Myers was a different story, he had to fight from the sixth position after a redraw from the first race. But the lose in track position didn’t keep Myers from getting to victory lane for the second time in the same night.

 

Winning Quote: “I don’t care who you are or what division you’re in; to win two in the same night is a pretty big feat.” – Burt Myers

 

Winning Crew Chief: Marty Edwards

 

Winning Chassis: Fury Racecars

 

Winning Shocks: Tony Eury Jr. and Fury Racecars

 

Winning Engine: NASCAR Technical Institute

 

On the Move: In the first race, Danny Bohn moved up from the sixth spot to the second position. In the second race, Burt Myers was the biggest mover. He started sixth, drove up to the lead, and won the race.

 

Biggest Loser: In the first race, Jason Myers broke a rear end while passing Tim Brown for the second spot. In the second race, Danny Bohn started in the fourth spot and fell all the way back to 10th.

 

Speed Central: Burt Myers Sweeps the Night in SMRS at Caraway (NC)