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2015 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

2015 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
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The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was the thirteenth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT). It began with the Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway on March 15[1] and ended with the Charlotte 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8.[2] Andy Seuss, who entered the season as the defending Drivers' Champion, won the championship, three points in front of George Brunnhoelzl III. Five races during the season were televised in the United States on NBCSN by a tape-delay.[3]

DriversEdit

No. Manufacturer Car Owner Race Driver Crew Chief
1 Ford 8 Kim Myers Burt Myers Matt Cromer
Chevrolet 2
2 Chevrolet Joe Bertuccio Sr. J. R. Bertuccio[N 1] 7 Joe Bertuccio Sr.
4 Ford Gary Myers Jason Myers Mike Queen
5 Ford Bob Ebersole Kyle Ebersole Bob Ebersole
6 Chevrolet Constance Partridge Ryan Preece 3 Tommy Grasso
8 Chevrolet Bobby Baldwin Dalton Baldwin 3 Bobby Baldwin
10 Chevrolet Howard Harvey Luke Fleming 1 Kenny Minter Jr.
11 Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Andy Seuss Eddie Harvey
12 Chevrolet Donna Norman Mike Norman 6 Reggie Ruggerio
14 Chevrolet Bobby Hutchens Jr. Trey Hutchens (R) Bobby Hutchens Jr.
15 Chevrolet Grady Jeffreys Jr. Jeremy Gerstner Grady Jeffreys Sr.
21 Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Doug Coby 1 Phillip Moran
22 Chevrolet Kyle Bonsignore Kyle Bonsignore 2 Bill Bonsignore
23 Chevrolet Bobby Loftin Brian Loftin 2 Mike Adams
25 Chevrolet Misty Smith John Smith 6 Jody Utt
28 Chevrolet George Brunnhoelzl Jr. George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
32 Chevrolet Tom Abele Sr. Tom Abele Jr. 6 Tom Abele Sr.
37 Chevrolet Paul Hartwig Paul Hartwig Jr. 2 Neil Rutt
40 Chevrolet Gina Fleming Frank Fleming Chris Fleming
43 Chevrolet Michael Calabrese David Calabrese Bobby Foley
58 Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Eric Goodale 5 Jason Shephard
65 Chevrolet Eddie Bohn Danny Bohn 4 Eddie Bohn
73 Chevrolet Paul Hartwig Paul Hartwig Jr. 1 Neil Rutt
74 Chevrolet Kevin Hughes Bobby Measmer Jr. Bobby Measmer Sr.
77 Chevrolet Mike Curb Gary Putnam Don Tarantino
79 Pontiac 9 Susan Hill Spencer Davis 4 David Hill
Joe Ryan Osborne 3
James Civali 2
Chevrolet 1 James Civali 1 Chris Kopec
95 Chevrolet Bubba Gale Cale Gale 2 Bubba Gale
97 Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Bryan Dauzat 2 Bob Rahilly
98 Chevrolet Mike Curb Ryan Preece 2 Jeff Preece
99 Chevrolet Susanne Winstead A. J. Winstead 3 Reginald Winstead
Notes
  1. ^ At the Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol, some WMT and WSMT drivers had to change numbers to avoid clashing with the other Modified Tour championship. The WSMT driver who had to change his number was J. R. Bertuccio, who drove car number 21, instead of his regular car number 2.

ScheduleEdit

No. Race Title Track Date[2] TV
1 Spring Classic 150 Caraway Speedway, Asheboro March 151
2 Charles Kepley Memorial 150 Caraway Speedway, Asheboro March 28
3 South Boston 150 South Boston Speedway, South Boston April 4[4]
4 Pepsi 150 Langley Speedway, Hampton April 11[2] FansChoice.TV
5 9th Annual Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 Caraway Speedway, Asheboro July 4
6 Strutmasters.com 199 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem August 1 NBCSN
7 Bush's Beans 150[a] Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol August 19 NBCSN
8 Bayport Credit Union 150 presented by Budweiser Langley Speedway, Hampton September 5[2] NBCSN
9 South Boston 150 South Boston Speedway, South Boston September 19[4] NBCSN
10 Charlotte 150 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte October 8 NBCSN
Notes
  • 1 – The Spring Classic 150 was originally scheduled for March 14, but was postponed a day due to forecasted heavy rain.[1]
  • The MTP Tire 150 was originally scheduled at Hickory Motor Speedway for October 3, but was postponed a day due to forecasted heavy rain.[5] On October 3, it was announced that the race would not be rescheduled.[6]
  1. ^ The Bush's Beans 150 will be held as a combined event, with competitors from the Whelen Southern Modified Tour competing along with competitors for the Whelen Modified Tour. The race was run with a series-based point distribution, where drivers received points and statistical credit for their finish relative to other drivers in their series, not to the whole field in general.

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer
1 Spring Classic 150 Jason Myers George Brunnhoelzl III Eric Goodale Chevrolet
2 Charles Kepley Memorial 150 Ryan Preece J. R. Bertuccio Andy Seuss Chevrolet
3 South Boston 150 Ryan Preece Ryan Preece Ryan Preece Chevrolet
4 Pepsi 150 George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl III Burt Myers Ford
5 9th Annual Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 Andy Seuss Andy Seuss George Brunnhoelzl III Chevrolet
6 Strutmasters.com 199 Ryan Preece George Brunnhoelzl III Danny Bohn Chevrolet
7 Bush's Beans 150 Gary Putnam Woody Pitkat Andy Seuss Chevrolet
8 Bayport Credit Union 150 presented by Budweiser George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl III Chevrolet
9 South Boston 150 Bobby Measmer Jr. Andy Seuss Andy Seuss Chevrolet
10 Southern Slam 150 George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl III George Brunnhoelzl III Chevrolet

Drivers' championshipEdit

(key) Bold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results or rainout. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver CRW CRW SBO LGY CRW BGS BRI LGY SBO CLT Points
1 Andy Seuss 19 1 16 4 7* 6 6 3 1* 6 393
2 George Brunnhoelzl III 16* 11 18 3* 1 15* 15 1* 2 1* 390
3 Jason Myers 2 6 10 6 2 10 17 5 7 4 385
4 Burt Myers 6 5 3 1 16 4 30 4 6 5 384
5 Kyle Ebersole 13 7 6 2 4 8 26 2 8 12 371
6 Frank Fleming 8 8 11 5 9 12 16 8 4 11 360
7 Bobby Measmer Jr. 5 13 14 10 8 5 25 7 3 9 358
8 Gary Putnam 7 9 9 9 6 11 20 12 14 14 343
9 Jeremy Gerstner 11 19 15 8 17 3 21 6 5 7 342
10 David Calabrese 4 16 7 11 12 19 27 10 12 16 324
11 Trey Hutchens (R) DNQ1 14 8 13 13 14 Wth 11 9 13 281
12 J. R. Bertuccio 10 4* 2 7 10 9 31 257
13 Ryan Preece 14 3 1* 2 13 2 206
14 Eric Goodale 1 2 4 3 20 283 194
15 John Smith 3 10 17 12 17 8 197
16 Mike Norman 17 15 19 13 14 17 169
17 Danny Bohn 5 1 11 3 160
18 Tom Abele Jr. 9 18 15 14 18 DNQ 146
19 Spencer Davis 18 12 12 14 120
20 Joe Ryan Osborne 5 7 193 9 111
21 James Civali 11 10 15 105
22 Dalton Baldwin 12 17 10 93
23 A. J. Winstead 16 13 15 88
24 Paul Hartwig Jr. 13 DNS2 21 80
25 Kyle Bonsignore 15 323 13 60
26 Luke Fleming 11 33
27 Doug Coby 15 343 29
28 Cale Gale DNQ 18 26
Brian Loftin Wth Wth 0
Bryan Dauzat Wth Wth 0
Drivers ineligible for Whelen Southern Modified Tour points
Woody Pitkat 2*
Donny Lia 3
Ryan Newman 4
Bobby Santos III 5
Jeff Goodale (R) 7
Chase Dowling (R) 8
Timmy Solomito 9
Patrick Emerling 10
Anthony Nocella (R) 12
Ted Christopher 13
Max Zachem (R) 14
Shawn Solomito 18
Rowan Pennink 22
Ken Heagy 23
Jamie Tomaino 24
Johnny Bush 29
Brendon Bock (R) 33
Todd Szegedy 35
Justin Bonsignore 36
Ron Silk Wth
Dave Sapienza (R) DNQ
Wade Cole DNQ
Melissa Fifield DNQ
Pos Driver CRW CRW SBO LGY CRW BGS BRI LGY SBO CLT Points
Notes
  • 1 – Trey Hutchens received championship points, despite the fact that he did not qualify for the race.
  • 2 – Paul Hartwig Jr. received championship points, despite the fact that he did not start the race.
  • 3 – Scored points towards the Whelen Modified Tour.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Southers, Tim (March 14, 2015). "Whelen Southern Modified Opener Postponed". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved March 14, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d Cunningham, Jason (December 17, 2014). "Whelen Modified 2015 Schedules Announced". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Cunningham, Jason (February 3, 2015). "Robust NBCSN Broadcast Schedule Revealed". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "South Boston Speedway Releases 2015 Schedule". race22.com. Race22. October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Weather Causes NWSMT Postponement". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Heavy Rains Force Southern Mod Cancellation". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.[permanent dead link]