Whorff has been eager to get back to “The Magic Mile” ever since his last visit to Loudon.
“We’ve been waiting for quite some time, ever since the last race in 2019 we went there,” Whorff told Speed51. “I had an absolute blast, and so did the whole crew. We had a great car. We ended up not finishing with mechanical issues, but it was a very fun experience and we’re looking forward to doing it again this weekend.”
Part of the excitement around racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, of course, is competing at a facility that hosts the top series of NASCAR. Even if the NASCAR stars will be at Richmond Raceway this weekend, the Northeast Classic will be a chance for racers with the Pro All Stars Series, American Canadian Tour and more to walk in their footsteps this weekend.
“It’s kind of a NASCAR track. Long and short of us not going anywhere other than being Super Late Model drivers, we can live like Cup drivers for a weekend. It’s very exciting and humbling all at the same time.”
With a limited racing schedule, Whorff enjoys tackling major events such as the Northeast Classic and the Oxford 250. That allows him to test his mettle against the best of the best in Super Late Model racing, while also enjoying the biggest events with his team.
Obviously, every driver doesn’t go to finish second at any race. At the same time, the group we go with, whether we’re first or we’re last, it’s always an absolute blast. That’s why we like the big shows, it’s a little bit more of a challenge. But anywhere we go, it’s fun.
Whorff admits that a win at the Northeast Classic would be difficult to compare with his Oxford 250 triumph in 2006.
“I’ve got to tell you, I don’t know if it would, to be honest with you. As cool as it is to race at a NASCAR track and rub elbows with the PASS guys, the 250 is still tough to beat.
Every week I’m thinking, ‘How in the hell did I ever pull that off?’ Ben Rowe said it years ago, all the starts have to align for you, and they did that day for me. It’s an accomplishment I’d love to achieve again but most likely won’t. There are guys who have been running for 40, 50 years that have never won it and have a lot more talent than I have.
Still, part of the enjoyment Whorff gets out of racing is the challenge of going for wins, and he expects a very strong challenge this weekend at “The Magic Mile.”
“It just goes to show you everything has to line up. It will be the same way at Loudon, especially with the competition they have coming this weekend.”
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