Southern Modified Racing Series – Concord Speedway (NC) – 9/16/17

Last updated: September 17, 2017 at 9:26 am
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What Won the Race: Brandon Ward got to the front quickly after a mid-race caution. From there he was able to hold off all challengers to score the win here at Concord tonight.

 

The Unofficial Finish: 

1 Brandon Ward

2 Burt Myers

3 Jeremy Gerstner

4 Danny Bohn

5. Tom Buzze

6. Tim Brown

7. Gary Putnam

8. Bryan Dauzat

9  Jason Myers

10. Bobby Meamser Jr.

 

Winning Quote: “It was great to win and it was tough with Burt (Myers) breathing down your neck,” said Ward.  “We are not points racing we just want to win and the points should take care of themselves.”

 

Winning Crew Chief: Will Spa

 

Winning Chassis: Fury Race Car Chassis 

 

Winning Shocks: Penske Shocks

 

Winning Engine: Progressive Racing Engines

 

Feature Notebook: Several drivers took turns out front, but in the end, it was Brandon Ward picking up the win over Burt Myers.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: Jeremy Gerstner comes into Concord as the points leader.  Burt Myers comes in having won the last time out at Caraway Speedway.  Brandon Ward led the first practice over Tom Buzze and Burt Myers.  In the second practice Brandon Ward again topped the field with Bryan Dauzat and Tim Brown making up the top three.

 

After sweeping practice, Brandon Ward backed up his practice laps by taking the pole award for the sixth time this season with the Southern Modified Racing Series.  Ward beat out Burt Myers and Bobby Measmer Jr.  Point leader Jeremy Gerstner who was ninth.

 

The redraw will put Gary Putnam on the pole. Burt Myers will be on the outside.

 

Burt Myers, Tim Brown and several other teams are helping with the #TexasStrong donations for Hurricane Relief. They have sponsors that will match the $10 donations and they plan to have them on the cars for the rest of the season, so stop by and help with a donation at the track during the autograph sessions.

 

Starting Lineup:

1. Gary Putnam

2. Burt Myers

3. Danny Bohn

4. Bryan Dauzat

5. Brandon Ward

6. Bobby Measmer Jr.

7. Jason Myers

8. Tim Brown

9. Jermey Gersnter

10. Tom Buzze

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 19 Brandon Ward 15.525

2 1 Burt Myers 15.646

3 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. 15.744

4 17 Danny Bohn 15.753

5 77 Gary Putnam 15.778

6 97 Bryan Dauzat 15.780

7 4 Jason Myers 15.810

8 83 Tim Brown 15.828

9 15 Jermey Gersnter 15.832

10 5 Tom Buzze 15.899

 

Car Count: 10

 

Entry List: 

1 Burt Myers

4 Jason Myers

5 Tom Buzze

14 Bobby Measmer Jr.

15 Jeremy Gerstner

17 Danny Bohn

19 Brandon Ward

77 Gary Putnam

83 Tim Brown

97 Bryan Dauzat

Qualifying Format: The lineup will be set by two laps of time trials.

 

Event Schedule: 

Rotating practice starts at 3pm.

Grandstands Open at 5pm
On Track Autograph Session at 6:30pm
Race Time 7pm

125 Lap SMRS Modifieds 
40 Lap Limited Late Model/Charger
25 Lap Mini Stock
30 Lap Allison Legacy

 

Who to Watch For:  Burt Myers has won here in both the North-South Shootout and in touring series action. Tim Brown has shown some power as of late having picked up a win as he sits fourth in points.  Brandon Ward looks to rebound from some bad luck to try and climb back up in the points.  He’s 20 markers back with three to go and he has three wins this season. Bobby Measmer Jr. has more laps on this track then most of the field.  He has several track titles here at Concord.

 

Title Fight: Jeremy Gerstner has a 17-point advantage over Bobby Measmer Jr. who won this race a year ago.

 

The Track: Concord Speedway is a fast half-mile track with three turns. The short track triangle is one of the unique tracks in all of racing.  This track is the site of the North-South Shootout which features Modifieds.  It will be held in November.

 

Weather: Clear and sunny in the 80’s cooling off into the 70’s around race time.

 

Next Series Race:  SMRS will be at Hickory Motor Speedway on September 30th for the next to the last race of the 2017 season.

 

Speed Central: Southern Modified Racing Series at Concord (NC)