South Boston, VA (May 31, 2009): Brett Moffitt isn’t wasting any time in declaring his talent behind the wheel of a NASCAR Camping World Series East racecar. Saturday night, the quiet-mannered driver spoke volumes when he took the lead for the third and final time from Ryan Truex at South Boston Speedway to become the series youngest winner in history. At 16 years, nine months, and 23 days old, Moffitt beat out Joey Logano’s record, which was set a month shy of his 17th birthday when he won the 2007 season opener.

“This is just awesome,” said Moffitt after the race. “I don’t even know how to describe it. We’ve been strong all season, but to get a win under our belts is just great. The car was perfect, and all the guys at Andy Santerre Motorsports are awesome. We couldn’t have had a more perfect night.”

            Moffitt started the race on the outside pole after missing fast time by 2/1000th’s of a second. Moffitt wheeled the No. 44 Line Oil Chevrolet to a time of 16.178 seconds (89.010 mph), but lost the pole position to Ryan Truex, who’s best time was 16.176 seconds.

            At the drop of the green flag, Moffitt took the initial lead but succumbed to Truex on the second circuit. The two were side-by-side in the battle for the lead, but Moffitt opted for tire management and settled into the second position.

            Moffitt reclaimed the lead on a lap 46 restart using the outside groove, and led for the next 14 laps before a restart allowed Truex to use the outside groove to his advantage.

            “The outside was definitely better on the restarts because you could carry your momentum, but you definitely had to get to the bottom so that you could save your tires there,” Moffitt said.

            A caution tightened the field up for a restart at lap 103, and after an intense side-by-side battle, Moffitt took the lead for the third and final time.

            “You just never know with this place so I was kind of up in the air as to what to change in the car, but I just got it as good and balanced as I could. He did the rest. I can’t say enough about him: he’s a heck of a talent. I knew he would be good,” said car owner Andy Santerre.

            Moffitt is currently second in the NASCAR Camping World Series East point standings – 26 points out of the lead. The next stop on the schedule is Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday, June 6th.