Whelen Southern Modified Tour

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Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Category Stock cars
Country United States
Inaugural season 2005
Constructors Chevrolet · Ford · Pontiac
Tire suppliers Hoosier
Drivers' champion Andy Seuss
Teams' champion Eddie Harvey
Makes' champion Chevrolet
Official website Whelen Southern Modified Tour

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT) is a stock car racing series owned by NASCAR and operated in the Southeastern United States as part of its Modified Division. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour uses nearly identical rules as its northeastern-based counterpart the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

History[edit]

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was established in 2005, after the collapse of the Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams (SMART) organization as part of the breakup of the American Speed Association in late 2004. Whelen Industries, who sponsors the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour agreed to sponsor the Southern Tour series, which became the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

While the Tour itself was a new addition in 2005, NASCAR itself has a long tradition of Modified racing in the Southeastern U.S. Prior to the formation of today’s Northeastern-based Whelen Modified Tour in 1985, NASCAR Modified teams competed in championship events up and down the east coast, including stops at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, North Wilkesboro Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. Top drivers from North Carolina and Virginia, such as Ralph Brinkley, Ray Hendrick and Satch Worley, were regular NASCAR Modified competitors.[1]

The 2005 Ingragual Whelen Southern Modified Tour Championship was won by Junior Miller.

Tour champions[edit]

Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions[edit]

Year Driver Team Owner Wins Number Make Sponsor Chassis
2014 Andy Seuss Eddie Harvey 3 #11 Chevrolet Ideal Finance Troyer
2013 George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl, Jr. 3 #28 Chevrolet Epox-Z Troyer
2012 George Brunnhoelzl III Howard Harvey 6 #09 Chevrolet Phoenix Pre-Owned / Triad Auto Sales Troyer
2011 George Brunnhoelzl III Howard Harvey 5 #09 Chevrolet Phoenix Pre-owned / Triad Auto Sales Troyer
2010 Burt Myers Phillip Smith 2 #1 Ford Capital Bank Troyer
2009 George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl, Jr. 5 #28 Ford Fibrwrap Troyer
2008 Brian Loftin Loftin Racing 4 #23 Chevrolet L&R Transmission Troyer
2007 L.W. Miller Baker Motorsports 5 #36 Pontiac Baker Plumbing Chassis Dynamics
2006 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 6 #69 Dodge Advance Auto Parts Troyer
2005 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 3 #69 Dodge Advance Auto Parts Troyer

SMART Modified Tour champions[edit]

Year Driver Team Owner Wins Number Make Sponsor Chassis
2004 L.W. Miller Miller Motorsports 5 #73 Chevrolet Chassis Dynamics
2003 L.W. Miller Miller Motorsports 4 #73 Chevrolet Chassis Dynamics
2002 Burt Myers Gary Myers 3 #4
2001 Jay Foley 4 #57
2000 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 4 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1999 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 4 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1998 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 3 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1997 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 4 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1996 Gary Myers Phillip Smith 2 #1
1995 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 5 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1994 Tim Arre 3
1993 Junior Miller Riggs Racing 3 #69 Advance Auto Parts
1992 Jay Hedgecock 3
1991 Junior Miller 3 #69
1990 Jay Hedgecock 5
1989 Philip Smith Philip Smith 1 #1

Tracks[edit]

Current venues[edit]

Future venues (2015)[edit]

Former venues (2005–present)[edit]

S.M.A.R.T. era venues (1989–2004)[edit]

Winners table[edit]

Driver SMART Era
(1989–2004)
NASCAR Era
(2005–present)
Total
(1989–present)
Junior Miller 39 10 49
L.W. Miller 11 13 24
Burt Myers 8 15 23
Frank Fleming 21 1 22
George Brunnhoelzl III 0 22 22
Jay Hedecock 20 1 21
Andy Seuss 0 18 18
Brian Loftin 4 12 16
Gary Myers 14 0 14
Jay Foley 9 0 9
Ted Christopher 1 6 7
Tim Brown 0 7 7
Philip Smith 5 0 5
Tim Arre 5 0 5
Robert Jeffreys 3 0 3
Bobby Hutchens 3 0 3
Jason Myers 0 3 3
Danny Bohn 0 3 3
Billy Middleton 2 0 2
Alfred Hill 2 0 2
Roger Hill 2 0 2
Doug Wolcott 2 0 2
John Smith 1 1 2
James Civali 0 2 2
Kyle Ebersole 0 2 2
J.R. Bertuccio 0 2 2
Jimmy Spencer 1 0 1
Tony Jankowaik 1 0 1
John Bush 1 0 1
Paul Spencer 1 0 1
Ralph Brinkley 1 0 1
Randy Butner 1 0 1
Ed Flemke 1 0 1
Bob Park 1 0 1
Michael Clifton 1 0 1
Luke Fleming 0 1 1
Brian King 0 1 1
Corey LaJoie 0 1 1
Ryan Preece 0 1 1
Brandon Ward 0 1 1

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nascarregionalracing.com/info.asp?Series_ID=22

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