NORTH MIAMI, FL – Following a frustrating DNF in the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour season opener at Sunset Speedway on May 17th, Rookie of the Year contender Sean Grosman is ready to bounce back in Round 2 of the tour on May 30th.
The Super Late Model freshman is readying for a first career appearance at Flamboro Speedway, with hopes of running down his first ever OSCAAR podium.
“It’s been a while since we’ve prepared for a brand new track,” smiles Grosman. “There are a ton of uncertainties heading into this weekend. It’s exciting – but it’s also a little nerve-wracking”
“I’ve never raced a stock car at Flamboro – I haven’t even seen the place since I was 12-years old and racing Karts. So far, I’ve been watching all the on-board footage I can find to try and prepare myself”
When asked about his disappointing outing at Sunset, Grosman explains just how ready his SMG Motorsports team is to shake off their frustrations and return to action.
“We had a great car at Sunset and didn’t get the finish that we deserved,” offers ‘The Frequent Flyer’. “If we could come out and put together a podium run at Flamboro, it would serve as the perfect redemption for our team. These guys work way too hard on this stuff to not have a finish that they can be proud of”
“Ryan [Kimball] and the rest of the guys have dedicated a ton of time to this car in the last two weeks,” continues the former Ltd. Late Model feature winner. “From the moment we brought it home from Sunset, he’s been poring over our notes to see what we can tweak to be even better. He’s got some new stuff that we get to try at Flamboro, so that’s certainly something to get excited about”
Though the team has never competed at the Hamilton-area oval, Grosman is doing all that he can to prepare for Saturday’s event.
“We’re going to sneak in a test session this week to try and learn as much as we can about the track,” offers Grosman. “For us, this season is going to be all about adapting. We’re going to have a lot to learn in a short amount of time on Saturday, so I want to make sure that we give ourselves a solid base to build from”
When asked about strategy, Grosman is quick to explain the team’s interest in applying a conservative approach to his Flamboro debut.
“Flamboro has a reputation for being hard on equipment,” says Grosman. “My goal is to get a feel for the race and just try to cruise for as long as we can. If we can stay out of the rough stuff, I think we can most certainly take a shot at a podium”
“The long term goal is to gather up as many points as we can without wadding up our equipment, and then head back to Sunset next weekend where we know we can bank some points”
“Anyone who thinks they’re going to fly by some of the Flamboro regulars is fooling themselves,” insists the Florida native. “I plan on doing all I can to watch a guy like Shawn Chenoweth and stick with him for as long as possible. At the end of the day, if we’re in the conversation at lap-50 – I’ll be a happy guy.”
Sean Grosman’s 2015 OSCAAR Super Late Model Rookie of the Year effort is supported by For Your Eyes Only of Toronto, The Landing Strip Gentleman’s Club, Flagship Properties, SL Promotions and Rylex Glass & Mirror.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)