SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Rob Fuller Motorsports has named 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Todd Szegedy the driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for the New Hampshire 100 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12.
Team owner and driver, Rob Fuller made the decision shortly after testing the new LFR Chassis at Thompson Speedway last week. Fuller is also the owner of LFR Chassis, a new company that manufactures modified and late model chassis, and this was the first test session where Fuller drove a race-ready modified chassis created by his company.
“My intention was to work the bugs out of this new chassis and when the time was right, let someone take the wheel so I could focus on the business,” said Fuller. “After the test last week, I feel this chassis can win races immediately with the right people in the correct positions. My knowledge of this chassis makes my value higher on the outside of the car. With Todd driving and me making adjustments and gathering data, I feel we can win right out of the box.”
Szegedy has 18 career wins and 10 pole positions in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He was named the series’ Most Popular Driver in 2007 and has three career victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In addition to competing in the New Hampshire 100, Szegedy will run the No. 15 Rob Fuller Motorsports entry in the NASCAR Modified All-Star Shootout the day prior.
“I’m really excited to help Rob out with the new LFR Chassis and I’m excited to return to the tour,” said Szegedy. “I definitely enjoy being able to try something new. No matter how you look at it we’re going out there to win races. I’m thankful for Rob to give me the opportunity and it’s an honor to be part of this from the ground up.”
“I’m excited to work with 15-40 Connection as well,” Szegedy continued. “I know they are featuring stories of inspirational young adult cancer survivors throughout the season and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”
Team partner, 15-40 Connection was on-board with the decision from the start. The non-profit, which raises awareness of cancer symptoms in young adults ages 15-40, understands recognizing when it’s right to make a change. The group regularly speaks with young adults and reminds them to go see a doctor if changes to your normal health persist for more than two weeks.
“Rob’s understanding of when it’s right to make a change speaks volumes to our mission at 15-40 Connection,” said Tricia Laursen, Executive Director. “We want everyone to recognize the important health advantage you can give yourself by identifying subtle but persistent health changes and seeking medical attention to determine and treat the cause.”
Following the Loudon race weekend in July, the team will evaluate the change and make a decision for the remainder of the 2014 race schedule.
About 15-40 Connection
15-40 Connection is raising awareness of the fact that cancer survival rates in teens and young adults aged 15 to 40 have barely improved since 1975 in large part because of delays in diagnosis. It is empowering individuals with knowledge that will save and improve lives through early cancer detection.
For more information, please visit 15-40.org
About Rob Fuller Motorsports
Rob Fuller Motorsports was established in 1999. It is a company solely based on one person’s vision to do more with less in the motorsports industry. From the Saturday night racer looking for those extra two tenths to assembling a COT car that qualified for the Daytona 500 out of his own backyard shop, Rob puts forth the kind of quality and work ethic found in top NASCAR teams. He takes great pride in the fact that many of his employees move on to Hendrick, Gibbs or any other highly respected team in NASCAR to further their career in racing.
For more information, please visit www.robfullermotorsports.com
About LFR Chassis
In early 2014, Rob Fuller and Steve Leavitt partnered to form LFR Chassis (Leavitt Fuller Racecars) combining decades of experience in modified and late model racing. The company, based in Mooresville, N.C., manufactures cutting edge race car chassis that are user-friendly and provides high-end components and customer service to the top-tier modified and late model race teams across the nation. LFR Chassis is located at 117 Crosslake Park Drive in Mooresville, N.C. To learn more, call (704) 662-3306 or visit www.facebook.com/LFRChassisInc.