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Andy Seuss Hopes to Make His First NASCAR Camping World Truck Start at Talladega.

Andy Seuss,(Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Andy Seuss,(Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

It’s always great to see a  local race car driver who gets to show his talents on a bigger stage.  One complaint short track fans have is our local guys never get a shot at the big leagues.  Well just a  few weeks ago New Hampshire native Andy Seuss was wrapping up the NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified tour championship on the 1/4 mile inner oval at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Now he is focusing on racing at a much larger track this weekend, the Talladega Superspeedway.  Andy will climb behind the wheel of a 3,400 pound Camping World Truck Series truck at Talladega Superspeedway.  Andy normally drives a much lighter open wheel modified on the north and south NASCAR Whelen Modified tours in addition to running the Tri-Track Open Modified Series in New England.

Andy is no stranger to driving at the worlds fastest Superspeedway. Originally Andy attempted to qualify for the ARCA race at Daytona Speedway in February, but did not make the field.  In May he again attempted to qualify  for the ARCA series  International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at  the Talladega Superspeedway. This time he made the field and finished 2 laps down in 21st after starting 26th.

Now Andy has a chance to return to Talladega but this time driving a Camping World Truck for the #28 team owned by Jim Rosenblum out of Rahmoc Racing Engines shop in Concord, North Carolina.

We spoke to car owner Jim Rosenblum and Andy Seuss this afternoon and both are looking forward to this weekends race.  Andy told us he is a little nervous but very

 (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

excited for the opportunity to race a Camping World Truck at Talladega.  When we asked how this ride came about we learned that he is no stranger to the team and has crewed for the #28 for the last 3 years. Andy originally met Jim through Rahmoc where he gets the engines for his modifieds. Andy hopes to bring home the truck in one piece as if he does Jim promised they would head to Daytona for Speedweeks in February. Andy also asked us to thank the sponsors that have come on board this weekend to help get him to the track, Doug Dunleavy who has helped so many race teams, Ed Harvey who owns his championship modified on the southern tour and William E Smith Trucking.

Jim is a native New Yorker but has been around NASCAR racing for decades.  He brings his FDNY Racing truck to 4-5 races a year like and said he just wants to have fun at the  track.  The # 28 FDNY team is a unique team made up of all former fire fighters, policemen and first responders. Each of the #28 trucks that hit the track proudly display the FDNY and NYPD logos. All the teams race earnings along with the profits from shirt and hat sales to The Widows and Children’s Fund for FDNY and NYPD. His charitable work has earned him the NY Post’s Liberty Medal and an Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY. This weekend Fox and NASCAR will show a short film about the #28 team filmed around NYC during the pre-race show. Go to FDNY Racing for more information on the team.


Tune into Fox on Saturday at 1:00PM to see Andy’s Camping World Truck debut in the Fred’s 250 presented by Coca-Cola Camping World Truck Series race.


Our Motorsports Ceases Operations

OUR MortorsportsHUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (OCTOBER 19, 2015) – Our Motorsports has announced today that it will cease operations effective immediately.
“My involvement in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour over the past four seasons has been a wonderful experience,” said team owner Chris Our. “I have been very fortunate to have developed new friendships and business associates that have made this a special time in my life.”
“I want to take this opportunity to thank my drivers, past and present, and crew members who worked countless hours to help make our program a success. To all our sponsors who have helped us over the years, we thank you for your support. Lastly, to Brad Lafontaine and Northeast Race Cars, we couldn’t have made it without you.”
Our has chosen to direct his focus towards his business and spend more time with his family.

Coby Celebrates Championship

nwmt-lgSweeps Thompson To Win Third Whelen Modified Tour Title

THOMPSON, Conn. (Oct. 18, 2015) – The season finale for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour featured three drivers in contention for the championship in the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

It was unfortunate that two of those competitors had to go up against Doug Coby.

IMG_8422Coby dominated the event in his No. 2 Dunleavy’s/HEX/A&J Romano Construction Chevrolet, and despite having to just finish second to Justin Bonsignore to clinch the title, made a daring pass on Lap 145 to sweep all four races this season at the track and win his third tour championship.

Coby dominated the first half of the race leading up until the leaders all pitted on Lap 92. Patrick Emerling stayed on the track to inherit the lead and was passed by Bonsignore on the restart on Lap 103.

Timmy Solomito followed Bonsignore in third at the checkered flag with Todd Szegedy fourth. Woody Pitkat, who entered the race just four points behind co-leaders Coby and Ryan Preece in contention for the title, rebounded from an early caution and penalty that put him a lap down to finished fifth.

Emerling was sixth with Preece seventh. Ted Christopher, Chase Dowling and Donny Lia completed the top 10.

The win and championship add to an already impressive resume for the Milford, Connecticut, native Coby. He joined Mike Stefanik (seven) and Tony Hirschman (five) to become just the third driver in the 31-year history of the tour to win three or more championships. He also joins Stefanik (1998) and Steve Park (1996) as the only drivers to record a season sweep at Thompson.

The final championship margin for the trio was Coby at 613, Preece at 602 and Pitkat at 600. The 11-point margin for Coby tied his 2012 mark for the third-closest championship chase in Whelen Modified Tour history, also over Preece.

Coby and Preece have finished 1-2 in the final points standings in each of the last four seasons, with Preece’s title in 2013.

The Sunoco World Series 150 will be televised on NBCSN on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Sunoco World Series 150 Results


At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson, Conn.

Lap length: 0.625 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 76.897 mph.
  2. (8) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  3. (2) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 150.
  4. (13) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Dodge, 150.
  5. (3) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  6. (19) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  7. (5) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  8. (4) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  9. (15) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  10. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  11. (7) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  12. (21) Keith Rocco, Wallingford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  13. (18) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  14. (26) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  15. (10) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  16. (16) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 149.
  17. (27) Kyle Soper, Manorville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 149.
  18. (28) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 149.
  19. (25) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 149.
  20. (30) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148.
  21. (23) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 147.
  22. (9) John Beatty, Jr., Merrick, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118, handling.
  23. (11) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98, accident.
  24. (32) Danny Watts, Jr., Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 89, accident.
  25. (31) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 83, suspension.
  26. (14) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 74, rear end.
  27. (20) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 53, rear end.
  28. (12) Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 51, accident.
  29. (29) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 41, accident.
  30. (24) Ray Graham, Fulton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 40, accident.
  31. (17) Steve Masse, Bellingham, Mass., Chevrolet, 2, accident.
  32. (22) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 2, accident.


Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 13 minutes 9 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.690 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Coby (121.189 mph, 18.566 seconds)

Caution Flags: 6 for 36 laps.

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Coby 1-93; P. Emerling 94-102; J. Bonsignore 103-144; D. Coby 145-150.

Standings: 1. D. Coby, 613; 2. R. Preece, 602; 3. W. Pitkat, 600; 4. T. Szegedy, 535; 5. P. Emerling, 515; 6. T. Solomito, 514; 7. D. Lia, 490; 8. E. Goodale, 486; 9. C. Dowling, 481; 10. J. Bonsignore, 478.