Sean Rayhall Ready to Rumble at Rockingham
Rayhall Hoping to End 2012 UARA Season With Victory
CONCORD, NC (October 30, 2012) – Sean Rayhall has been making statements with his driving ability all season long on the UARA-STARS Late Model Stock Car tour. He’s gone to victory lane. He’s been a weekly threat to win just about every race during the second half of the season. He’s also been one of the most consistent front-runners all year long on the UARA tour as a rookie.
But in the final race of the 2012 UARA season this Saturday at Rockingham Speedway, Rayhall wants to make another statement before the year’s out.
“We want to prove that we can win on short tracks, intermediate tracks and the big tracks like Rockingham,” said Rayhall. “We’re going there to make a statement.”
Rockingham Speedway’s victory lane has been visited by some of the best short track racers and NASCAR legends in its storied history. The 17-year-old Rayhall will look add his name to the record books Saturday in the Classic 3 Championships UARA event with his No. 14 Tom Pistone Racing Development machine.
“I want to finish out the year with a win most of all, but I wouldn’t mind a good top-three finish,” added Rayhall. “The stakes are raised when some good drivers come back to the series like Clay (Rogers), Stephen Wallace, Mike Skinner and Chris Lawson, so it’s not going to be an easy task at hand. Winning is the definitely the goal. Clay (Rogers) and I feel we have a good setup under the car and I think we can do it.”
Rogers, a three-time Pro Cup Series winner at Rockingham, has served as Rayhall’s driver coach throughout the 2012 season. This time around, Rogers will be on the track with Rayhall at Rockingham. The two will work as teammates during the 75-lap feature – at least until the checkered flag is in sight.
“One thing about Clay is that he may be racing against me, but he’s the greatest teammate I’ll ever have too. Until the last laps, it’ll be fun racing with him. Then once everything comes down to the end, we’ll see how good the student can do against the teacher. Rockingham is his best track and he’s always good there, but I like being the underdog.”
Rayhall enters the event at the one-mile Rockingham Speedway third in UARA points and second in the overall Rookie of the Year standings. Saturday’s race will not only be the culmination of his 2012 UARA season, but also will be the start of even better things to come in UARA in 2013.
“I wish UARA would go to more big tracks,” said Rayhall. “I think that’s one of the best things about this series. We’re one of the only short track series that goes to big tracks like Rockingham. We wish there were more of them, but it’s definitely great that we get to race at Rockingham twice a year.”
The Classic 3 Championships UARA event will go green at 12pm ET on Saturday, November 3rd at Rockingham Speedway. Practice and qualifying for Saturday’s feature will be held on Friday, November 2nd.
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