NORTH MIAMI, FL- After a month long break, OSCAAR Super Late Model freshman Sean Grosman is ready to get back to action this Friday, July 10th when the cross-province tour rolls into Delaware Speedway for their first visit since August 2012.
“I’ve never been to Delaware, so Friday is going to be interesting to say the least,” smiles Grosman. “This is what we signed up for. This is one of the reasons we wanted to be a part of this tour. Rolling into these facilities presents a completely different kind of test that I’ve yet to face from behind the wheel of a stock car”
The 50-lap event will mark Grosman’s third appearance in a Super Late Model – and his first ever start away from Sunset Speedway.
“We plan to use this outing as another learning experience. We’ve done quite a bit of short track racing with this car – but we’ve yet to have it on a ‘big’ track’,” explains the former Limited Late Model feature winner.
“I’m really looking forward to letting this car stretch its legs a little bit. It works great on a bullring – now we get to find out what it’s like when we open it up a little bit”
Fresh off of a top-5 finish in Round 2 of the tour on June 6th, Grosman will once again rely on Crew Chief Ryan Kimball in his SMG Motorsports’ bid for another impressive performance.
“The car has been better every time I’ve been in it, and Ryan has made a few adjustments in the last couple weeks to make us even faster for Delaware,” says Grosman. “Every event we’ve been in so far this season has had an experimental element to it. We don’t know exactly what works and what doesn’t. So we’re just going to keep pushing the envelope, as far as setup is concerned, until we have an idea of where we’re at”
‘The Frequent Flyer’ will enter the event sitting 5th in points, just 4 markers removed from the top-3 and hopes a well-planned outing at Delaware will aid in vaulting the rookie into the championship conversation.
“We’re top-5 in points right now – which is exactly where we were hoping to be at this point of the season,” says the North Miami, FL resident. “We don’t intend on doing anything to jeopardize that. I hope to just lay back and let the race come to us. There’s no reason to throw caution to the wind and end up on the back of a flatbed”
After dedicating the last week to researching the facility, Grosman insists the best way to learn on race day will be to monitor some of Delaware’s finest.
“There are more than a couple drivers on this roster that have a lot of laps at Delaware. We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes on Jesse [Kennedy] and Rob Clarke,” says the Rookie of the Year hopeful. “There’s no crime in running behind them – and seeing the way they attack the racetrack will likely thicken our own notebook at the end of the day”
“I’ve spent the last week studying as much video as I can to get a read on the place. But, honestly, until we get the car on track for practice we’ll be stuck with more questions than answers,” continues Grosman. “Ryan [Kimball] has been here a few times with a couple of other teams, so I’ll certainly be leaning on him for advice. We’re just going to take it one lap at a time, and see if we can’t bank some points in our first race there.”
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 of Toronto, Flagship Properties, SL Promotions and Rylex Glass & Mirror.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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