Strong Run at NHIS Will Go a Long Way For Ryan Seaman Young Driver Out To Get Good Things Rolling His Way This Weekend CONCORD, NC (September 7, 2006) -- Earlier this season, Ryan Seaman looked to have one of the best cars on the 1.053-mile ...
Strong Run at NHIS Will Go a Long Way For Ryan Seaman
Young Driver Out To Get Good Things Rolling His Way This Weekend
CONCORD, NC (September 7, 2006) -- Earlier this season, Ryan Seaman looked to have one of the best cars on the 1.053-mile pavement at New Hampshire International Speedway. His ERS Motorsports #06 was well on its way to almost certain top-five finish, or better, when a series of misfortunes bit the team late in the race. On September 16th, Seaman will make his second trip to the Loudon, NH track with revenge on his mind.
Seaman knew he could compete for a win back in July, and now two months later he has a chance to finish the job.
"I'm pretty excited about it," said Seaman. "We brought the car home and found a couple issues that might have faulted us a little during the race. We had broken a left front shock mount off the lower A-frame, so that might've been part of our handling issues in the last 20 or 30 laps. We made a couple other small adjustments too that should help us this time.
"Running out of fuel was pretty much the reason that we fell out of the race, so providing that we have enough fuel this time, we should be in good shape to be in contention. As good as we ran the last time, I'm going there with all intentions on shooting for a pole and a top-three finish in the race. We're really looking forward to it. If things would've gone right the last 20 laps of the race, we would've had the top-three finish, but it's not a perfect world."
A strong finish at NHIS in the New Hampshire 125 not only will make for a highlight for this season for Seaman, who has made three starts during the 2006 season at Stafford, NHIS and Adirondack to date, but it would also get the ball rolling on plans for the 2007 racing season. The 2004 series Rookie of the Year cut back to a limited schedule in 2006 due to financial constraints. With solid results at NHIS and in the next event at Dover International Speedway, Seaman knows that good things may come his way down the road.
"This is really going to set a tempo for our decision on next season. We're not really sure what direction we want to go in. We're having a lot of fun running this series and if we finish in the top-three in both of these last races then hopefully we'll keep on racing. But if we don't come out of here with two good finishes, then I'm not sure what direction we'll go in. I really want to shoot for a nice solid finish that can hopefully find us some money or get some help from somebody so we can make a couple more races next year."
New Hampshire International Speedway is a place that is close to Seaman's heart. It is the biggest track that the series visits each year and every event at the track carries a lot of prestige. A solid finish would be a real momentum boost for Seaman and his ERS team, as well as a nice gift to his father, Everett.
"It would feel real good to finish well at Loudon this time. We've been so close a couple times there now and one of these times we're going to catch a break. My dad's been at that racetrack for a long time with the Modifieds and the last three years with the Busch East cars. I'd really like to get him a nice top-three finish, especially if this is the last time that we get to go up there."
Seaman will have his chance to get back at NHIS on Saturday September 16th. The race will be broadcast live and in high definition at 12pm on HDNet.