Stinson Excited For Langley Modified Show
HAMPTON, Va. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Langley Speedway for the running of the Newport News Shipbuilding/Bayport Credit Union 150 this Saturday at the historic track.
This will be the third visit to the .395-mile track and one driver especially looking forward to returning in Thomas Stinson. The Virginia native used to compete regularly at Langley before he and car owner Mark Hunter decided to start traveling with the tour on a regular basis.
Stinson survived the carnage at Bristol Motor Speedway and brought his No. 7 Cowardin Jewelers/M&M Painting Chevrolet home in ninth place for his first top 10 at Bristol. He was also the third highest finishing southern division regular which gave him a third-place showing in the standings.
“We had a good run at Bristol and just kept our nose clean and avoided the trouble and brought the car home without a scratch on it,” Stinson said. “While I still think our runner-up finish at Caraway last year was our strongest run in a tour modified, I was very happy to finish like we did at Bristol.”
After scoring the solid run at Bristol, Stinson said his entire team has a great feeling heading back home to Langley.
“We are ready for Langley,” Stinson said. “Langley is a much different track than Bristol because it is flat and we have a lot of experience there so I am expecting up to run well there and be in contention for another top five finish or better yet, our first tour win.”
Another driver who might like the change of scenery is Andy Seuss.
Seuss enters the race as the defending winner and if he is able to pilot his No. 11 RAHMOC Racing Engines/Triad Auto Sales Chevrolet back into Victory Lane it would be the first of the season for the driver who has collected a checkered flag at least one time over the past five consecutive seasons.
Seuss was collected in the 13-car accident at Bristol Motor Speedway on Lap 3 and finished 28th overall after returning to the race after extensive repairs were made to his car. It was the fourth time in seven races this season that Seuss has suffered accident damage in a race.
“We just can’t get any luck at all this season,” Seuss said. “We seem to find someone else’s bad luck this year and hopefully we can go to Langley and turn things around and celebrate another win for [Car owner and crew chief] Eddie [Harvey] and the entire team.”