SHREWSBURY, Mass. – team release — Dick Ayers photo — Rob Fuller Motorsports named 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Todd Szegedy the driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for the New Hampshire 100 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12.
Team owner and driver Rob Fuller made the decision shortly after testing the new LFR Chassis at Thompson Speedway last week.
Fuller is also the owner of LFR Chassis, a new company that manufactures modified and late model chassis, and this was the first test session where Fuller drove a race-ready modified chassis created by his company.
“My intention was to work the bugs out of this new chassis and when the time was right, let someone take the wheel so I could focus on the business,” said Fuller. “After the test last week, I feel this chassis can win races immediately with the right people in the correct positions. My knowledge of this chassis makes my value higher on the outside of the car. With Todd driving and me making adjustments and gathering data, I feel we can win right out of the box.”
Szegedy has 18 career wins and 10 pole positions in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He was named the series’ Most Popular Driver in 2007 and has three career victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In addition to competing in the New Hampshire 100, Szegedy will run the No. 15 Rob Fuller Motorsports entry in the NASCAR Modified All-Star Shootout the day prior.
“I’m really excited to help Rob out with the new LFR Chassis and I’m excited to return to the tour,” said Szegedy. “I definitely enjoy being able to try something new. No matter how you look at it we’re going out there to win races. I’m thankful for Rob to give me the opportunity and it’s an honor to be part of this from the ground up.”
“I’m excited to work with 15-40 Connection as well,” Szegedy continued. “I know they are featuring stories of inspirational young adult cancer survivors throughout the season and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”