Statistical Advance: Whelen Modified Tour Langley 150 At Langley Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

Andy Seuss (Photo Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday with a 150-lap event. Below is a statistical look at the Langley 150.

Langley 150 Setup
• This marks the fourth race of the season and the only appearance at Langley Speedway for 2017.
• Rowan Pennink holds a one-point advantage over Timmy Solomito in the championship standings coming into the race.
• Spring Sizzler winner Ryan Preece has two career starts at Langley, coming home with a best finish of fifth.
• Andy Seuss has finished inside the top 10 in seven of his eight starts at Langley.

At Langley Speedway
• The track is a .4-mile slightly banked asphalt oval located in Hampton, Virginia.
• The facility will hold NASCAR Whelen All American Series events in 2017 throughout the summer months.
• The track opened in 1950 and has hosted nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events in its history. It also hosted 14 NASCAR XFINITY Series events.
• Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitor Denny Hamlin was the Mini Stock champion at the track in 1997.

Notebook
• There have been six different winners in the eight previous unified Whelen Modified Tour events at Langley.
• There have been six different pole winners at Langley. Two drivers are tied with two career poles, while four others dhave one career pole.
• Ryan Preece holds the one-lap qualifying record of 97.145 mph, which was set back in April of 2014.

Langley Data
Race: #4 of 17 overall
Race Date: Saturday May 13 at 8:30 p.m. (approx.)
Track Layout: .4.mile slightly banked asphalt oval
Race Length: 150 laps (60 miles)

Qualifying/Race Data

2016 Race Winner: N/A
2016 Pole Winner: N/A
Qualifying Record: Ryan Preece, 97.145 mph, set in April of 2014

Active Wins Leaders at Langley

Wins
1. George Brunnhoelzl III… 2
2. Burt Myers…2
3. Four drivers are tied with one career win

Poles
1. George Brunnhoelzl III… 2
2. Ryan Preece… 2
3. Four drivers are tied with one career pole

Laps Led
1. George Brunnhoelzl III… 405
2. Andy Seuss… 148

Top Fives
1. Andy Seuss.. 7
2. Burt Myers… 5
3. George Brunnhoelzl III… 5

Top 10s
1. Jason Myers… 8
2. George Brunnhoelzl III… 7
3. Burt Myers… 7

Selected Driver Notes

George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 6 TS Hauler Troyer)
• Replaces Ryan Preece behind the wheel of the No. 6 for Langley, because Preece is getting married.
• Is a four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion.
• Has 28 wins, 74 top fives and 90 top 10s in 114 Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts.
• Has two career wins and two career poles in eight starts at Langley.

Rowan Pennink (No. 3 Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet)
• Leads the point standings by one point over Timmy Solomito.
• Has three wins, 30 top fives and 69 top 10s in 144 career series starts.
• Has not started a race at Langley; has a top 10 finish in all three races this season.

Doug Coby (No. 2 Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const. Chevrolet)
• Four-time and defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.
• Has 22 wins, 66 top fives and 105 top 10s in 191 career series starts.
• Finished second in the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford.
• Enters Langley 11th in the series point standings.

Andy Seuss (No. 11 LFR Chassis Chevrolet)
• Has 22 wins, 70 top fives and 93 top 10s in 115 career Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts.
• Won the 2014 and 2015 Whelen Southern Modiifed Tour championships.
• Has one win, seven top fives and seven top 10s in eight career starts at Langley Speedway.

Justin Bonsignore (No. 51 Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet)
• Has 12 wins, 48 top fives and 68 top 10s in 108 career series starts.
• Enters Langley third in the series point standings.
• Has four of his 12 career wins at his hometrack, Riverhead Raceway.

Timmy Solomito (No. 16 Starrett Tools Ford)
• Won the 2017 season-opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway
• Has five wins, 17 top fives and 30 top 10s in 55 career Whelen Modified Tour starts.
• Won races at Thompson, Riverhead, Monadnock and Seekonk last season.

Max Zachem (No. 20 MPZ Motorsports/LuMac’s Package Store Chevrolet)
• Has two top 10 finishes in the first three races of the season.
• Has five top fives and 16 top 10s in 38 career series starts.

Todd Szegedy (No. 85 Montanari Fuel/Stuarts Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet)
• Won the 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.
• Has 19 wins, 86 top fives and 130 top 10s in 208 career Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Eric Goodale (No. 58 GAF Roofing Chevrolet)
• Has two wins, 16 top fives, 56 top 10s and 2 poles in 127 career NWMT starts.
• Has no career starts at Langley; his most recent win came at Bristol in August of last year.
• Finished fourth in the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford on April 30.

Up To Speed
• This is the 33rd season of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition. The inaugural event at Langley was held in August of 2010.
• The 2017 series schedule features 17 points races at 10 different tracks across seven different states. It includes two non-points events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
• Following the event at Langley, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 14.

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Comments

  1. darealgoodfella says:

    The 6 gets the win and the 2 gets a DNF. The 3 will get a top 3 and the 16 a top 5. The 51 will be outside the top 10.

    Just sayin’.

  2. Liz Cherokee says:

    Anyone else going to the race via the 2159 Acela Express to Washington on Friday? I’ll be in the Café Acela car in the afternoon having a few beverages. It looks like the track is only about 3 hours from DC.

  3. Mod Man says:

    Liz wait for me…..

  4. NH Mark says:

    I think Langley is a lot like Stafford. Guys who run well at Stafford should run well at Langley.

    Cool side note: one fighter jet flying over is louder than an entire field of mods. Hopefully folks will see the jets on Saturday. Langley is a good time.

  5. Liz Cherokee says:

    Mod Man, I have to wait, after all we’re on a train and Amtrak employees aren’t exactly know for their celerity! Regardless, I have a lot of ‘real’ work to do on the ride down so it might cut a bit more into my afternoon cafe time than I initially anticipated. However, I’ll certainly be closing the night after dinner at the Sugar Factory which is right inside Union Station. The drinks here are truly spectacular and some of them come in these grandiose goblets of goodness! I always try to get a fluorescent pink mixer/straw in honor of my favorite driver. I won’t gulp too many goblets because I need to catch the Metro in the morning to get my rent-a-racer at Reagan Airport. Let’s hope for a great race at Langley… Go #01!!!!

  6. Go #01 Maybe she will be faster than the entire field on rain tires!

  7. darealgoodfella says:

    Liz, you can get rental racers right at Union Station. Far more convenient and a time saver.

    And the race is not going off on Saturday. It will be very wet. Not enough time to get the windshield wipers installed. Looks like racing on Mother’s Day.

    Look for a place to stay over another night.

  8. Liz Cherokee says:

    Thanks dareal! Yeah I just extended another night here at the George. Unfortunately with the rain, but I’ll make the best of it. I’ll finally be able to hit the International Spy Museum!
    I rented a racer at Reagan because I was going to fly home. Now I’m on standby, so I’m not sure if it will be a plane, train, or automobile in the way home! Ok, dinner time!

  9. darealgoodfella says:

    Liz, you should stay near the track. You’ll be close to the base and have access to sailors and naval aviators, and perhaps you can recreate the Top Gun bar scene.

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