NORTH MIAMI, FL- After suffering a disappointing DNF in his first career OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour start, Late Model veteran Sean Grosman is already counting the days until his return to action in Round 2 at Flamboro Speedway.
“Sunday didn’t exactly go the way we had planned,” deadpans Grosman with a smile when asked about his first start with the cross-province tour.
“We had an awesome car all weekend, there’s not much more my team could have done to give us a winning piece,” continues the former Ltd. Late Model winner. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how good your car is – if you don’t have a little bit of luck on your side, you’re in trouble”
Grosman opened up the weekend in impressive fashion during Saturday’s qualifying rounds, winning his first ever OSCAAR Super Late Model heat race and earning top-qualifier honours ahead of Sunday’s 53-lap Lucie Aylwin Memorial.
“I couldn’t have possibly scripted Saturday any better,” says Grosman. “My team deserves all the credit for how good this car performed in the heat races – I don’t think Ryan [Kimball], Bill [Craig] or the Maltese Motorsports team stopped working from the moment we unloaded”
Unfortunately for Grosman – and his SMG Motorsports team – early-race contact in Sunday’s A-Main left his No. 29 with terminal suspension damage that put an unceremonious ending to his tour debut.
“It was a situation where, in my opinion, a little bit of give and take could have saved both parties,” says Grosman. “It’s a shame, because I really believe that we had a car that could win. We got tied up in other people’s poor decision making process and it ended our night early”
Though with the speed his FLF chassis showed during qualifying, Grosman is quick to note he’s far too busy looking ahead to Round 2 of the tour on May 30th.
“I’m not going to expend any more energy grumbling about what happened at Sunset,” shrugs ‘The Frequent Flyer’. “It was out of our control and there’s nothing we can do now to change it. Instead, I’m choosing to focus on what we can do to make an impression at Flamboro”
“I’ve never raced a stock car there before – and the last time I raced a Kart there I was 12-years old,” continues Grosman. “So the pressure is going to be on to learn as much as we can in practice. I have complete faith in my equipment and my team and I can’t wait to unload on May 30th.”
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)
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