For the first time since his win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour portion of the 2012 combo event in the northeast corner of Connecticut, Andy Seuss will be making a trip to the 5/8-mile oval of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, August 12 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud King of Beers 150.
Seuss will be piloting the No. 13 machine owned by Bob Katon that is typically run by Ted Christopher. Christopher will be filling in for the injured Keith Rocco in the Our Motorsports No. 22 for the next two races at Thompson and Bristol Motor Speedway (TN).
Seuss and Katon have already partnered up previously this season. Seuss renumbered his family-owned No. 70 to the No. 13 at New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway last month.
“Bob Katon was looking for a driver after the news that Teddy was going with Our Motorsports for the next couple of races,” Seuss told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “When we ran Monadnock and kind of combined forces with Bob, he said he’d like to repay the favor. He didn’t expect it to be this soon he said. Not that it was a favor to help him out at Monadnock. We’ve always gotten along and helped each other out as much as we can. That’s what probably led to this.”
Seuss said that there was no way he could pass on the opportunity to race for Katon at the fast high-banked oval.
“He gave me first opportunity and I couldn’t say no,” said Seuss. “He called me up and I didn’t even know the news about Teddy. I’m excited to go Thompson and drive for Bob and work with those guys again.”
Seuss, the defending NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion, said he’s hoping that between his past success at Thompson, and the little bit of experience he has with Katon, will allow him and the team to be quick right out of the gate on Wednesday.
“Hopefully I can adjust to the car pretty quickly,” Seuss said. “It’s my first time driving a Spec motor so hopefully I can get used to that quick. Hopefully we’ll have a smooth race and get out of there in one piece. I don’t have any expectations but knowing the caliber of equipment and the little bit of success I’ve had there in the past maybe we can put together a good run.”
Seuss said this is just a one-time arrangement and he will be back in his Eddie Harvey-owned Ideal Racing No. 11 at Bristol next week on August 19.
Speed51.com will power NASCAR Home Tracks’ Race Central Live coverage from Thompson on Wednesday.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
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