Andy Seuss is set to kick off his 2017 season with a trip to Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) opener. The two-time NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Tour (NSWMT) champion is eager to get the season started now that the two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours have merged.
“I’m excited to start the season with a bigger, more competitive tour,” said Suess. “It will definitely challenge us all and make us work that much harder.”
But, of course, Suess is open to the challenge. He had one win to his credit last year and knows you must beat the best to compete in the NWMT this year.
“We are hoping for a competitive run,” said Seuss. “It will be the best teams in the country, so a top-ten would be rewarding, but we are always going to the track to win.”
Myrtle Beach Speedway isn’t a track that is typically on the Hampstead, New Hampshire driver’s schedule. However, he did make a trip to victory lane there in 2009 in a NSWMT race and visited the track last fall to prep for this Saturday’s race.
“Myrtle Beach is one of the most challenging places to race,” said Seuss. “I think fans will see a lot of different strategies played out and that will be a big part of who is successful.”
Seuss has been a mainstay on the NWSMT since 2008, however this year the 30-year-old driver is unable to commit to the full schedule. So, instead of keeping point racing in the back of his mind, he is taking it race by race and looking for a trip to Victory Lane each time out.
“It was getting complicated trying to put a deals together with multiple teams to make every race,” said Seuss. “It’s a big schedule to commit to and, not to mention, afford. We just couldn’t make it happen, but we’ll do our best to be at as many races as possible for our fans.”