Andy Seuss To Start a New Era at Caraway Speedway
New Hampshire Driver to Make First Start in Riggs Racing / Advance Auto Parts Modified
HAMPSTEAD, NH (March 17, 2008) – A new chapter in the racing stories of both Andy Seuss and the Advance Auto Parts / Riggs Racing team will begin with this weekend’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Series season opening race at Caraway Speedway (NC). Seuss will be making his first start for the storied team, while the team will feature Seuss as their latest in a long list of notable drivers.
“It’s a whole new era that will hopefully last for awhile,” said Seuss. “The closer it gets, the more excited I get about going out and racing.”
Seuss will drive the #47 Modified in a full season of WSMT racing after making occasional starts in the series over the past few seasons with his family-owned team. The 21-year-old racer from New Hampshire isn’t going to his new team alone either.
“It’s not just me who is joining Riggs Racing, it’s my whole team,” said Seuss, who will bring several of his long-time crewmembers with him to Caraway. “I like to think that they didn’t just choose me as a driver, but that they chose my whole team. When we go out and race the #70 Modified, it has always been “us” and “we,” not “I”. They knew that we were a professional group. I think that we are going to mesh very well and that this will last for a long time.”
In fact, it already feels like the Riggs Racing team, led by Jeff Riggs, are old friends to Seuss.
“Jeff has already been ripping on me like he has known me for years,” laughed Seuss. “He has to know my weight as the driver, and he’s been teasing me about gaining five pounds during the off-season. So we’re already joking with each other and that’s a good thing.”
Seuss and the Riggs Racing team are joining forces with both sides having a history of success on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. The team won back-to-back series championships in 2005 and 2006 with Junior Miller behind the wheel. Meanwhile Seuss, despite having only eight career WSMT starts, already has a Tour victory, which came last season at Nashville’s Music City Motorplex (TN).
Seuss has also run very strong at Caraway before running into bad luck. He now hopes to back that up with a strong finish.
“We’ve sat on the outside pole there and led some laps,” said Seuss. “We haven’t had a good finish for different reasons, like overheating or getting hit by a lapped car, but we’ve run well there and I have watched Junior win there, so I know that the Riggs team is good there. Hopefully this weekend I can build on the success that Riggs Racing has had there.”
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at Caraway Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 22nd.
For more information on Andy Seuss, please contact Mike Twist at (207) 590-1786 and be sure to check out Andy’s website at www.andyseuss.net.