Sometimes you just need a little luck in the places you don’t expect to get it from. Brandon Setzer is looking for that luck as the CARS Tour Super Late Models heads to the Charlotte area to run at Concord Speedway on Saturday, August 27.
Setzer enters the race just four points behind upstart point leader Raphael Lessard from Quebec. Setzer, despite being from Newton, North Carolina, has never run at Concord Speedway. He’s hoping that a little beginner’s luck will help change the tides on his racing season.
“I don’t have any thoughts on it because we have never raced there,” Setzer told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “It looks like a bunch of fun. I have seen a few races there and we just need to keep it between the walls and I think we will be alright.”
2016 has not been kind to Setzer thus far. The strange and unusual things have been happening and he’s been kept out of Victory Lane in CARS action. Still, his consistent runs have allowed him to stay within the champion picture with four races remaining.
“We are not having the runs that we want to,” said Setzer. “We have been able to stay out of trouble and that has kept us in the points. We aren’t too worried about the points, we have to go and get some wins.”
Looking at the rap sheet for the remaining races on the CARS Tour, Setzer has a win at Myrtle Beach and he’s always strong at Hickory. That means that a good run at Concord could go a long way.
“The series is very tough,” added Setzer. “We have had some good opportunities to run good and we just missed them. We had shocks go bad at Tri-County and we ran out of time at Orange County. We just need to put it all together.”
Despite having not turned a single lap at the Concord triangle, Setzer can turn to his dad for some advice, but the crafty information from short track ace Dennis Setzer won’t help much.
“He won a race there, but it was on the old configuration so we will be going in blind for the 100 lapper.”
Action gets underway with the Lead 2 Real Estate 200 on Saturday, August 27th. Pits open at 10:30am with practice at 1pm, qualifying at 5:15pm and racing at 8pm. Both the Super Late Models and Late Model Stock Cars will be in action.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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