NASCAR Driver Ryan Preece Grabs Win at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (April 3, 2021) – Ryan Preece held off Chuck Hossfeld and Burt Myers in a seven-lap dash to the finish to win Saturday's 99-lap SMART Modified Tour race at South Boston Speedway.

The race was one of the headline events of Saturday's Pocono Organics' CBD Day At The Races at South Boston Speedway.

Preece, from Berlin Connecticut, got the advantage on the last restart and pulled away from his challengers, crossing the finish line .473 second ahead of Hossfeld to earn his second Modified win of the season in his fifth start. The win was Preece's second Modified victory at South Boston Speedway. His previous win at South Boston Speedway came in 2015.

“We had a really good racecar,” Preece pointed out. “This is probably the best this car has ever been. It wasn't easy. The 17 (Hossfeld) was real fast.

Burt was real fast. There were a lot of cars that I ended up having to race throughout the race. We made the right adjustments on the pit stop. We were able to get the lead and control it from there out.”

Burt Myers finished third, Dennis Holdren of Roanoke, Virginia finished fourth and Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers. Zach Brewer, Jimmy Wallace, J.R. Bertuccio, James Civali and John Smith rounded out the Top 10.

Preece who drives the No. 37 JTG-Daugherty entry in the NASCAR Cup Series, led all but eight laps of the 99-lap race that was slowed by nine caution flags and one red flag. He led the first 49 laps, passed Hossfeld for the top spot on lap 58, and led the rest of the race.

NASCAR Hall Of Famer Bobby Labonte finished 17th in the 23-car field after being sidelined in one of the many mishaps in the race.

UPDATE: SMART Modified Tour driver Tim Bown was injured in an incident that occurred near the mid-point of the race. During an incident in today's SMART Modified Tour event.

Brown had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was alert at the time and treated at a local hospital – he remains alert, in good condition and all injuries are non-life-threatening, He was released from the hospital and is now home..

2021 Points Stands as of 4/4/21

FINISHING ORDER

1
#6 Ryan Preece
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:21.837
4
00:14.394
2
#17 Chuck Hossfeld
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:22.310
77
00:14.389
0.473
0.473
3
#1 Burt Myers
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:22.620
76
00:14.401
0.783
0.310
4
#07 Dennis Holdren
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:23.001
73
00:14.392
1.164
0.381
5
#4 Jason Myers
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:23.890
4
00:14.414
2.053
0.889
6
#31 Zach Brewer
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:25.133
85
00:14.739
3.296
1.243
7
#22 Jimmy Wallace
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:25.317
83
00:14.597
3.480
0.184
8
#21 JR Bertuccio
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:25.810
4
00:14.421
3.973
0.493
9
#79 James Civali
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:26.824
3
00:14.467
4.987
1.014
10
#24 John Smith
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:27.221
87
00:14.727
5.384
0.397
11
#18 Daniel Yates
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:27.401
55
00:14.860
5.564
0.180
12
#3 Danny Probst
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:15:28.750
87
00:14.730
6.913
1.349
13
#76 Brian Weber
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
97
01:15:33.904
36
00:15.163
12.067
5.154
14
#5 Tom Buzze
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
92
01:13:59.691
63
00:14.500
15
#15 Brian Loftin
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
85
01:15:30.412
72
00:14.397
8.575
1:30.721
16
#55 Jeremy Gertsner
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
75
01:15:29.049
11
00:14.560
7.212
17
#25 Bobby Labonte
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
65
49:55.207
62
00:14.520
18
#48 Jon Kieven
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
64
45:44.634
8
00:14.694
19
#2 Brandon Ward
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
51
31:56.693
17
00:14.780
20
#8 Chris Finocchario
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
50
01:04:39.123
10
00:14.596
32:42.430
21
#83 Tim Brown
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
50
01:04:39.158
9
00:14.745
0.035
22
#40 Frank Fleming
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
49
17:09.021
37
00:14.813
23
#92 Brodie Jones
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
00:00.000 0 00:00.000
SMART Modifieds Qualifying Times


1
#17 Chuck Hossfeld
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:13.923
2
#4 Jason Myers
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:13.930
0.007
0.007
3
#15 Brian Loftin
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:13.954
0.031
0.024
4
#1 Burt Myers
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:13.955
0.032
0.001
5
#55 Jeremy Gertsner
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.051
0.128
0.096
6
#2 Brandon Ward
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.061
0.138
0.010
7
#6 Ryan Preece
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.081
0.158
0.020
8
#21 JR Bertuccio
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.127
0.204
0.046
9
#25 Bobby Labonte
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.155
0.232
0.028
10
#79 James Civali
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.158
0.235
0.003
11
#5 Tom Buzze
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.188
0.265
0.030
12
#83 Tim Brown
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.211
0.288
0.023
13
#40 Frank Fleming
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.246
0.323
0.035
14
#8 Chris Finocchario
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.324
0.401
0.078
15
#07 Dennis Holdren
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
1
00:14.332
0.409
0.008
16
#24 John Smith
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.354
0.431
0.022
17
#31 Zach Brewer
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.382
0.459
0.028
18
#22 Jimmy Wallace
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.396
0.473
0.014
19
#18 Daniel Yates
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.575
0.652
0.179
20
#3 Danny Probst
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.579
0.656
0.004
21
#48 Jon Kieven
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:14.705
0.782
0.126
22
#76 Brian Weber
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
2
00:15.377
1.454
0.672
23
#92 Brodie Jones
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
0 00:00.000