Riggs Racing Driver Finishes Third and is Only Three Points Out of Point Lead Heading Into Season Finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Hampstead, NH — Less than one lap into Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Tri-County Motor Speedway near Hudson, North Carolina, it looked like Andy Seuss’ hopes of becoming the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion could have been finished. But neither Seuss nor his #47 Q Racing Oil / Rockingham Boat team of Riggs Racing gave up and they were able to stay right in the middle of the championship battle.
Seuss started the race in the seventh position – right in between championship rivals James Civali and L.W. Miller. On the first lap, Miller made contact with the rear of Seuss’ car, which sent him for a spin right in front of the field – continuing a long-time feud between the two drivers that has flared up with Seuss being involved in wrecks and spins at Caraway Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Ace Speedway among other tracks in the past.
“That was nothing new,” said Seuss. “Some people, you just can’t race with. But fortunately, I didn’t hit anything and nobody else hit me, so we were able to keep going and not give up.”
Seuss had flat-spotted tires after the spin and had to restart deep in the field, but he still drove back up to a solid third-place finish.
“We would have definitely been able to win this race,” said Seuss. “The crew gave me such a great car. It was pretty awesome, but luck wasn’t on our side. Still, we made the most of it. I like racing on these worn out old racetracks where it is a challenge to save your equipment and race at the end. I had to make up too much ground to save my equipment this time, but it was fun to get back towards the front.”
Seuss finished ahead of both of his main championship contenders at Tri-County, which puts him just three points behind Civali heading into the WSMT season finale on October 14th at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC).
“We’ve got to go to Charlotte and just try to win the race,” said Seuss. “We don’t have to worry about anything else. If we win the race, we win the championship.”
Seuss also welcomes the fact that the WSMT title fight has now mainly come down to a race with two favorites – Civali and himself. Both drivers have a few things in common with each other as well. The two drivers both have their roots in New England – Civali is from Connecticut while Seuss is from New Hampshire. They also both drive for very storied teams in Southern Modified racing. Seuss wheels a Modified for Riggs Racing, while Civali drives for the Hillbilly Racing team owned by the Hill family of North Carolina.
“There’s a lot of history involved with these two teams, so it is neat to see us both battling for the championship” said Seuss. “It’s kind of a David vs. Goliath story with these teams. Riggs Racing has always been the little team that could while the Hills have very good equipment. Both teams have won a lot of races with some real notable drivers through the years. I have a lot of respect for that team and I think there will be a good race between us at Charlotte.”
Fans can watch all of the action from Tri-County when the race airs on VERSUS on Wednesday, Sept. 29th at 8 pm ET.
For more information on Andy Seuss, please contact Mike Twist at (207) 499-2047 and be sure to check out Andy’s website at www.andyseuss.net.
Sources: Mike Twist/Andy Seuss PR