Seuss Leads Southern Mods To Thompson
THOMPSON, Conn. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Thompson (Conn.) Int’l Speedway this weekend for the second annual doubleheader with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
The weekend will consist of two 75-lap points events with a combined exhibition combination race to follow. The UNOH Showdown will be a 50-lap sprint for bragging rights between the two tours and a nice payday.
One driver looking forward to heading back to New England is New Hampshire native Andy Seuss. Seuss captured the pole during Coors Light Pole qualifying at Thompson last season and finished fourth in the race.
“I love racing at Thompson and I can’t wait to get back up there,” said Seuss, who recently moved to North Carolina. “I have a lot of laps at the track throughout my career and it will be a chance for a lot of my family and fans to come out and see me race without having to travel south.”
Seuss has had an up-and-down season to say the least, with a couple of DNF’s and getting collected in accidents that has seen him go winless so far this season. That is something Seuss is not used to after picking up at least one win in the five previous seasons.
“We needed a good run at Langley after getting collected in the accident at Bristol,” Seuss said of his run this past Saturday at Langley Speedway. “We were able to work on the car during the race and made it better and we came home third after some terrible luck over the past few months. I couldn’t think of a better place to get our first win of the season than at Thompson.”
Seuss also knows the competition will be tough at Thompson.
“We know there will be some guys who enter the race that have a lot of experience up at Thompson,” Seuss said. “But I know [car owner and crew chief] Eddie [Harvey] and the guys will give me a great car to drive and I am going to give it everything I have.”