WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — Sara Davis/NASCAR photo — Danny Bohn got his second career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory on Saturday night, but it wasn’t without drama.
Bohn managed to keep his Modified rolling in the right direction following a last-lap incident and drove the No. 65 Rustoleum/Cedar Peaks Ent/Ray Evernham Enterprises Chevrolet under the yellow-checkered flag to claim the Strutmasters.com 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium.
Bohn, who had the fastest car in practice and won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, dominated the race.
But contact between lapped cars after the white flag came out and almost collected the 26-year-old Freehold, New Jersey, driver. Bohn went around but got the car righted immediately as the caution flag ended the race.
Bohn’s previous career win came in 2012 at Caraway Speedway during his rookie year. He led 196 of the 199 laps Saturday on the flat quarter-mile.
In the melee, Cole Powell took second and Luke Fleming third. Championship points leader Andy Seuss and rookie Spencer Davis rounded out the top five.
Kyle Ebersole, who was trying to overtake Bohn in the closing laps, wound up getting knocked back to sixth. Gary Putnam, Joe Ryan Osborne, AJ Winstead and Burt Myers completed the top 10.
Andy Seuss pushed his points lead to 23 over defending tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III, who finished 16th. JR Bertuccio is third in points, 36 behind Seuss and two ahead of Bohn,
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will race next on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway in the annual combination race with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.