Easter Weekend Action For Southern Mods…
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be the lone NASCAR national or regional touring series in action on Easter weekend as the Bunny Hop 150 is slated for Saturday, April 19 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.
Four-time tour titlist George Brunnhoelzl III is the defending winner of Caraway’s holiday event, and he brings momentum to the venerable .455-mile oval after a win last week at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., which halted the second-longest winless drought of his career. Brunnhoelzl figures to have plenty of competition from points leader Andy Seuss, however. Seuss has won the last three Caraway races and is one triumph shy of tying Brunnhoelzl’s track record of 10 career victories.
Last weekend may have ended a drought for Brunnhoelzl, but it was the continuation of a hot start for NASCAR Next driver Daniel Suárez. Representing Drive for Diversity, Suárez posted his fourth win of the calendar year with a triumph at Súper Óvalo Chiapas in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series action. He now has two wins apiece in Toyota Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition in 2014.
The week that was also saw the 2014 season get underway for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, which opened at Circuit Ricardo Tomo in Valencia, Spain. Yann Zimmer won the Elite 1 division opener on Saturday while two-time defending series champion Ander Vilariño reached to Victory Lane on Sunday. Seventeen-year-old rookie Neal Van Vaerenbergh was the Elite 2 division winner both days.