Andy Seuss Looks Forward to Redemption in NHIS Mod Tour Debut 19-year-old Plans a Busy Weekend of Racing at NHIS and Seekonk HAMPSTEAD, NH (August 1, 2006) -- Back in July, Andy Seuss was set to have one of his dreams come true. The 19-year-old...
Andy Seuss Looks Forward to Redemption in NHIS Mod Tour Debut
19-year-old Plans a Busy Weekend of Racing at NHIS and Seekonk
HAMPSTEAD, NH (August 1, 2006) -- Back in July, Andy Seuss was set to have one of his dreams come true. The 19-year-old New Hampshire native entered his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race and was going to make his Tour debut at New Hampshire International Speedway.
The #70 team made up of Seuss' family and friends practiced well for the race, but moments before qualifying, they found that the width of their car was a off. They needed to switch around rims to make the car NASCAR-legal and qualify on an untested set-up. Seuss made the most of the situation, but came one position short in time trials and the team packed up early.
Seuss is hoping for a different outcome this time around as he enters his #70 Rockingham Boat/Manchester Urology Modified in the New England 100 on Friday, September 15th.
"We're excited to go back," said Seuss. "Obviously, it was disappointing to not make the show in July. The speed was there. We just have to get our car set right for the rim change that we had to do.
"Being from New Hampshire, this is the showplace for racing. I've been going there since I was a kid and hopefully this upcoming race will be the chance for me to put on a good show for all of the New Hampshire fans."
As a newcomer to the Modified Tour, Seuss has been getting plenty of advice from the veteran teams of the Tour. Everything is helpful, but sometimes it can also lead to information overload.
"We actually probably listened to too many people when we first went there. We started making all kinds of changes to the car and we probably should have just left our same basic set-up in it. We'll go back there and we'll be good. We've talked to a few crew chiefs about the rims, the width of the car and what it takes to be legal. We'll get that issue out of the way and have a good practice when we get there."
The race at New Hampshire isn't the only event that Seuss will be racing in during the weekend. He will also be competing with the same car on the same weekend at Seekonk Speedway (MA) in a rain-delayed True Value Modified Racing Series event. Seuss has won at Seekonk in TVMRS competition before and is looking forward to the possibility of two good races on the same weekend.
"We've got Seekonk the next day, so we're going to try and keep the car in one piece and have a good run at New Hampshire. We're going to leave right from there after the race and head to Seekonk. The plan is to get down there, get a good night's sleep and start adjusting it for Seekonk first thing in the morning. We were rained out the last time there. We've always run well at Seekonk and hopefully that will be the case again this time around."