Seuss Can’t Wait To Get Back On Track
Andy Seuss can’t wait for this weekend.
After a disappointing start to the 2009 season at Concord Speedway last weekend, Seuss hopes his luck will turn around when he gets to Caraway Speedway.
Seuss suffered mechanical problems with a broken rocker arm and was forced to call it a night after completing just four laps. Seuss realizes mechanical problems can occur at any time but he feels his car will be ready for Caraway this Saturday.
Seuss has ran well at the track ever since he began racing in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and he put his car in Victory Lane last October in the season-ending race at Caraway.
“We put a lot of emphasis in getting our car right for Caraway just like a lot of other teams do since we run there so much,” said Seuss. “If you can get your car to work well at Caraway, then you should have a chance to contend for the title. I think Brian Loftin showed everyone last year when he won the title how important it is to run well there.”
Loftin finished no lower than third at Caraway last season en route to winning the title and Seuss knows finishing up front there is key to having a chance to win the title.
“Caraway is a unique track with Turns 1 and 2 much different than three and four so you have to have your car setup just right,” said Seuss.
Seuss, who commutes with his family from New Hampshire for every race, should feel confident heading to Caraway.
Last season, Seuss was collected in a first-lap accident at Ace and his team basically built a backup car overnight and took it to Caraway where he led laps and almost won the race in a car that hadn’t been on the race track in almost two years. Seuss would finish second in that race.
“A win this weekend would help us turn our season around pretty quickly,” said Seuss. “Hopefully we can be there at the end and get a chance for the win.”
News & Notes
The Race … Caraway Speedway 150 will be the third of 16 races on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule, and first of seven trips to the Asheboro, N.C., oval.
The Procedure … Starting Positions 1-24 will be determined from time trials. The remaining two spots will be filled through the provisional process. The race is 150 laps (68.25 miles).
The Track … Caraway Speedway is a 455-mile paved oval. The track has hosted 23 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events, dating back to March 2005.
Race Winners … Brian Loftin and L.W. Miller lead all drivers at Caraway with six victories apiece.
Pole Winners … Burt Myers has eight of his record 18 Coors Light Pole Awards at Caraway, while Tim Brown is second with five poles at Caraway.
Brinkley Takes Season-Opening Win
Caraway Speedway began its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season last weekend with the Custom Fabricators Season Opener. Rockingham, N.C., driver Randy Benson is chasing history as he looks to match Dennis Setzer’s record run. Benson has captured the last two Late Model championships at the historic .455-mile oval in Asheboro, N.C. Setzer won three straight from 1988-90.
Benson didn’t get the win in the season-opening 200-lap event, though, as he finished sixth. Brad Brinkley outdistanced Jason York to get the win.
Jimmy Wallace won the 50-lap Late Model Super Truck race.
The Race: Caraway Speedway 150
The Place: Caraway Speedway,
The Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Time: 8 p.m. ET
Track Layout: .455-mile paved
Race Purse: $24,806
2008 Winner: Inaugural Event
2008 Pole: Inaugural Event
Schedule: Saturday, March 28:
Practice 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Time Trials: 6:30 p.m.