CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

The ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2015 – CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.

Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds.’

The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals night one airs the following week on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series take on the Dirt Track at Charlotte for one of the final events of the 2015 season.

Rieff returns to the broadcast booth with analysis from Andrews and sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty. Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould provide all of the latest from the pits.

Night one of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals will be replayed on Monday, December 21 at 3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States and Canada through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com/.

CBS Sports Network Broadcast Schedule

DATE

TIME

BROADCAST NETWORK

SHOW

Dec. 13, 2015

6 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds

Dec. 14, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 17, 2015

8 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 18, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 20, 2015

5 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

Dec. 21, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Replay

Lou LeVea Jr. Lands New Wheels for 2016 Oswego Supermodified Campaign

OSWEGO, NY (December 7, 2015) – When Oswego Speedway opens its gates for action in early May of 2016, Novelis Supermodified veteran Lou LeVea Jr. will take on the ‘Steel Palace’ with the best opportunity of his driving career.

Over the weekend LeVea, and car owner Marion Naramore of Naramore Racing, took ownership of a former Nicotra Racing Supermodified driven periodically in 2015 by Joe Gosek, as the No. 00.

Gosek took the machine to a third place finish in Oswego’s 2015 season opener behind teammate Otto Sitterly and eventual Speedway track champion, Bob Bond.

LeVea, who finished 17th in the 2015 driver standings wheeling his 1999 Belfab chassis, finished last year’s campaign with a season high 13th place finish in the yearend Fall Championship 75.

“We got the car to its new home late Sunday night,” said LeVea.  “We cannot wait for the 2016 season to get started.”

While Gosek took the Nicotra machine to a podium finish in 2015, Sitterly racked up quite the record with the racer in recent years.

The car, which helped Sitterly escape injury in his violent Mr. Novelis Supermodified crash of 2011, was totally revamped following the incident and was promptly driven to victory lane by Sitterly the very next week.

With Sitterly at the controls, the car would go on to win the Budweiser International Classic in 2011 and 2012, while also claiming Oswego track titles in 2012 and 2013.  The duo even managed redemption in the Mr. Novelis Supermodified title event in 2013.

“We figure that car and I had a 25% win record over three years,” said Sitterly.  “I think it is a very good move for Lou Jr.”

With Oswego’s Supermodified techonology continually evolving, Sitterly says the 2011 reboot of this Hawk chassis can still be very competitive.

“I believe it is still a very competitive car,” said Sitterly.  “How many features are won running faster than 16.7?  Not many.  That car has run 16.9 many times at the end of a feature and it is maneuverable.  We’ll be offering some tips and advice to Lou and his team and hope to see the car run well.”

LeVea came onto the Supermodified scene at Oswego back in 2009, finishing just 10 points shy of Dan Connors Jr. for that season’s rookie of the year title.

After starting 33rd in the 2009 International Classic, LeVea took a 19th place finish in his first attempt, his best to date having qualified for four Classics in his career.

LeVea’s first open opportunity for track time at Oswego will be the Speedway’s open practice on Saturday, May 7.

The 66th season of racing at Oswego Speedway will begin on Saturday, May 14 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61.

Oswego’s full 2016 schedule will be announced in its entirety in the coming weeks.

Individual ticket pricing and season ticket packages will be announced following the full schedule release.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Seuss Makes History With NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Crown

Becomes Third Driver To Win Back-To-Back Titles

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Looking back one year ago, Andy Seuss was going through mixed emotions.

He had just won his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship, recently gotten engaged to girlfriend Jenn Demarco and was preparing to accept his award along with car owner and crew chief Eddie Harvey.

Fast forward one year and while some things have changed for Seuss, one thing remains the same – he’s a champion again.

Seuss married Jenn in June, rebounded from a rough start to the 2016 season and will once again step up on stage Saturday night as a NASCAR champion.

The 28 year-old credits some of those changes during the season for helping him and his team rebound this season.

“It was a great year obviously for me on and off the track especially from midway on,” Seuss said. “Jenn and I got married in June and my season really turned around after our wedding so I have to give her some credit for our turnaround.”

Seuss finished in last place in the season opener in March after getting collected in an early-race accident. It was his first showing at the bottom of the results since 2012 and just the fifth time in his career of 104 starts.

It didn’t take long for the Harvey-led crew to help him turn things around as they drove the No. 11 Ideal Finance/Northeast Race Cars Chevrolet back to Victory Lane two weeks later at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina.

“Eddie and all the guys on the crew did a great job getting the car ready and our team prepared to race for the win the next time out,” Seuss said. “We had a great race at Caraway to get the win but then we still had some trouble.”

At South Boston Speedway in Virginia a couple of weeks later Seuss was involved in another race accident and finished 16th.

After that incident, Seuss felt they might have fallen too far behind in the points standings to repeat as champions.

“Last year there was a lot of pressure on the entire team because we knew everybody was gunning for us each week when we had the lead in the points,” he said. “After (South Boston accident) we just decided to focus on winning races and didn’t even think about the points and that took the pressure off of us and we had a lot of fun.”

The Hampstead, New Hampshire, native who now calls Salisbury, North Carolina home knew his team wouldn’t stop working hard no matter where they stood in the standings.

“That’s the great thing about this team in that they never give up,” Seuss said. “After we fell way back in the points, someone said well you might as well take a race off and I wasn’t about too because no one on this team quits and I wasn’t either.”

The team, led by Harvey along with Reggie Newman, Justin Wells, Jimmy Harvey, Steve Seuss, Mike Paris, T.J. Moran, Sammy Williams, Paul Farmer and Charli Brown rebounded after the accident at South Boston in April and went to work and it paid dividends.

Over the next seven races, Seuss didn’t finish lower than seventh and picked up a pair of wins at Bristol and the fall return trip to South Boston. It was after the last win it dawned on him that he had a chance to join Junior Miller and George Brunnhoelzl III as a back-to-back champion.

“I didn’t even realize we had the points lead until after we won South Boston in September because I honestly thought we didn’t have a chance of catching up,” he said. “Once we realized we had a chance we went to work even harder to close out the season and get that trophy.”

Seuss finished sixth to edge George Brunnhoelzl III in the closest points battle in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour to win the title and the success he’s enjoyed still amazes the second generation driver.

“I’ve been so blessed driving because I feel I’ve been fortunate enough to exceed every goal I set out to achieve when my family and I decided to come down south years ago and race,” Seuss said. “I just wanted a shot to prove to myself I was able to race and compete for wins much less championships.”

Seuss is second to only Brunnhoelzl in career tour wins and while he’s accomplished every goal he set when he began racing in the division full-time in 2008, he’s already thinking ahead for the next challenge for he and his team.

“We’ve decided to update our equipment and make some changes with the chassis we will run next year so we are ready for a new challenge and we’re going to keep going after wins and run up front as much as possible,” Seuss said. “I can’t wait to get going but first we’re going to celebrate a little this weekend first.”

Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series’ title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars are among the many showcases for Whelen products.

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