NWSMT QUALIFYING: Preece on the Pole Once Again; Nets Southern Mod Tour Pole at South Boston

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – official series release by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo —

In baseball parlance, Ryan Preece has a career batting average of .667 in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying.

Preece turned a fast lap of 14.493 seconds (99.358 mph) around the .4-mile South Boston Speedway oval in his No. 98 Curb Records/Menards Chevrolet Saturday afternoon to capture the South Boston 150 Coors Light Pole Award.

Preece, a championship-winning driver on the northern-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, has moonlighted on the southern tour the last four seasons, and stockpiled quite a haul of Coors Light Pole Awards. With Saturday’s result, he now has eight poles in 12 career Whelen Southern Modified Tour appearances. The Berlin, Connecticut, driver has been the top qualifier in two of this season’s first three events.

A South Boston 150 winner from the pole in 2013, George Brunnhoelzl III qualified alongside Preece in the front row Saturday with a fast lap of 14.538 (99.051). Jason Myers was third fastest at 14.584 (98.738).

JR Bertuccio, defending race winner Andy Seuss, Kyle Ebersole, Frank Fleming, Burt Myers, Eric Goodale and Bobby Measmer Jr. rounded out the top 10 qualifiers.

The South Boston 150 is set to take the green flag today at 2:30 p.m.


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