Andy Seuss will log nearly 1500 miles this week, and that number doesn’t even include all of the laps he will drive around a race track. The Hampstead, New Hampshire driver will compete in the Tri-Track Open Modified Series race Wednesday night at Seekonk Speedway (MA) before heading to Caraway Speedway, located in North Carolina, for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event on Friday.
“Luckily my wife and mother handle the travel arrangements,” Seuss told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “Sometimes I feel like I wake up and one of them just grabs me by the shoulders and points me in the direction I need to go. It is a huge help that lets me focus on my driving and car preparation.”
While the distance might be great between the two tracks, Seuss will have a few days to make his way down the East Coast and actually says that pulling double duty in two different cars at two different tracks can be easier than two events in one day.
“Jumping from car to car won’t be bad this week because it’s different days and different tracks,” said Seuss. “When you do two divisions at one track I think it can play on you because you can get comfortable in one and you need to change your way of thinking so quickly jumping in the other car.”
The Davis Roofing 150 Saturday at Caraway marks the first time the NWSMT has been on track since the end of April. Seuss, the two-time defending NWSMT champion, claimed top-five finishes in the first four races of the season and looks to keep that momentum rolling this weekend before another month-long break from the Tour.
“The break for us was good, it allowed us to reflect on the first four races and all the changes we made in the offseason,” said Seuss. “We did some testing and we were really happy with the result. I try to stay busy driving other things to stay sharp so I’m not sitting around for two months. It actually went by very quick because we stay so busy.”
Whether it’s 20 miles to the track or 700, the goal remains the same for the 29-nine-year-old driver; to find his way to victory lane. And that’s something he hopes to accomplish twice in four days.
“We always fight to win no matter where we are,” said Suess. “But personal goals this week is to gain on the vehicles we are running. At Seekonk we have an older car we put together as a short track car and are still trying to get happy with it. At Caraway we need to compete for the win. We’ve had all top-five finishes this year on the Southern Tour and led in three of the four races, but we need to be there at the end.”
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