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Myers Wants To End South Boston Drought In Modified 150 Saturday

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (Sept. 15, 2015) – Burt Myers has an incredible racing résumé. He’s won 16 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races along with a series championship. He has totaled more than 70 overall wins in his career.

But there is one gaping hole in that résumé. He has never won at historic South Boston Speedway. He hopes to fill in that blank Saturday night and in the process overtake his brother in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour point championship.

Myers and the Southern Modified Tour will be making their second trip of the season to South Boston Saturday night for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150. The season-finale race program will feature a 150-lapper for the powerful Modifieds plus twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock series.

“I’m a top-five car there, but I’ve never been the one right there ready to win,” said Myers, who finished third in the NWSMT stop at South Boston back in early April. “I’m putting a lot of focus on this race because I haven’t performed as well there. We’ve got to go try and win with three (races) to go in the season. This is one I need.”

Myers is in the middle of an incredible NWSMT championship chase that has the top five drivers within nine points of each other. His brother Jason leads the point race with 308 points. Burt and Andy Seuss are tied for second with 307. Kyle Ebersole is four points back with 303 and George Brunnhoelzl III is another four points back at 299.

Burt Myers admits that the big goose egg in the South Boston win column has provided special motivation for Saturday night’s race.

“When you don’t win at a track, it makes you work harder. That’s our South Boston,” said Myers, who has more top 10 finishes, seven, than any other NWSMT driver at South Boston.

Seuss has two South Boston wins; Brunnhoelzl and Ebersole have one each. Jason, like his brother, is without a South Boston victory. Ebersole won this race last fall

Brunnhoelzl and Seuss lead the tour in victories this year with two each.

One thing Myers won’t be worried about Saturday night or for the rest of the championship battle, is racing against his brother.

“Is it difficult racing your brother for a title? Yes and No. It’s not that hard,” said Burt. “The big thing is I know what to expect. I know it’s somebody I can race hard and clean.”

Practice is set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 19. Grandstand gates open at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying will begin at 4 p.m.
A driver autograph session will be held trackside at 6 p.m. and the first of the night’s three races will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets are on sale for $10 each, with advance tickets being available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Adult general admission tickets on race day will be priced at $15. Youth ages 7-12 will be admitted for $5 each with a paying adult. Kids six years of age and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.

For additional information about the 2015 season schedule or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

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