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 George Brunnhoelzl, III
Teams' champion Howard 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.

Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions[edit]

Year Driver Team Owner Wins Number Make Sponsor Chassis
2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
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
2004 L.W. Miller Miller Motorsports 5 #73 Chevrolet Chassis Dynamics
2003 L.W. Miller Miller Motorsports 4 #73 Chevrolet Chassis Dynamics

Tracks[edit]

Current venues[edit]

Former venues[edit]

2012 schedule[edit]

2012 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Schedule
Date Track Length Location Winner
March 31 Caraway Speedway .455 Miles Asheboro, NC George Brunnhoelzl III
April 7 Caraway Speedway .455 Miles Asheboro, NC Brian Loftin
April 14 South Boston Speedway .400 Miles South Boston, VA Brandon Ward
April 21 Caraway Speedway .455 Miles Asheboro, NC George Brunnhoelzl III
July 6 Caraway Speedway .455 Miles Asheboro, NC George Brunnhoelzl III
August 4 Bowman Gray Stadium .25 Miles Winston-Salem, NC George Brunnhoelzl III
August 22 Bristol Motor Speedway .533 Miles Bristol, TN George Brunnhoelzl III
September 1 Langley Speedway .396 Miles Langley, VA Jason Myers
September 9 Thompson International Speedway .625 Miles Thompson, CT Andy Seuss
September 29 Caraway Speedway .455 Miles Asheboro, NC Danny Bohl
October 11 Charlotte Motor Speedway .25 Miles Concord, NC George Brunnhoelzl III

Notes and references[edit]

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

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