(Push Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)
Stafford Speedway veteran Loaded Hammann has raced at the Connecticut 50 percent-mile facility for 13 years with the 2021 time set to be his 14th. Following racing from 2007-2018 in the SK Modified®, Late Model, and SK Mild divisions, Hammann will return to the Confined Late Model division in 2021 for the 1st time because a 3-race extend in 2007. As he prepares for the 2021 year, the driver of the #28 NAPA of Tolland Chevrolet will encounter one thing for the really initially time in his racing job, a new auto.
“I’ve been racing considering the fact that 1994 and I’ve hardly ever had a new motor vehicle,” reported Hammann. “I’ve constantly had next hand automobiles. Over the wintertime, the guys from RRC (Rob Russell Chassis) put a new vehicle alongside one another for me and I’m pretty fired up mainly because I have never ever experienced a brand name new auto to start off off a season right before. The car is immaculate, it appears to be like like a Cup motor vehicle, and I can’t wait to get began this time.”
Hammann put in the 2020 season driving the #83 auto owned by R.J. Surdell, submitting 1 leading-5 and 13 major-10 finishes in 14 races. Hammann began acquiring setup assist with the #83 from RRC in direction of the stop of final time and that assistance authorized Hammann to report his year most effective complete of fourth on Sept. 25. With RRC making a new car or truck and after again serving to him out this time, Hammann feels like he can not only capture his to start with profession aspect earn at Stafford, but also be a contender for the Constrained Late Product championship.
“I seriously believe I can get a win this yr and be a challenger for the championship,” reported Hammann. “Rob and the RRC men are likely to be backing me up so I consider factors are likely to go quite good. Stafford is the only observe that I have not won at and I’m striving to get that monkey off of my back. I have raced and gained at Monadnock, Waterford, Seekonk, and Riverside. It is been annoying to not win however at Stafford. If I can get the initial a single out of the way I’m hoping that will open factors up a minimal bit for additional wins to stick to. Stafford has to be the hardest monitor that I’ve ever pushed.”
In addition to getting assist from RRC at the track, Hammann will have new crew members helping him this time.
“I have 2 guys helping me out this yr and that’s heading to make a large variance for me because usually I do every little thing by myself,” mentioned Hammann. “I would have to fret about things like obtaining tires, figuring out the tire stagger, getting tires mounted, gasoline, and generating any setup variations to the car or truck while also worrying about driving the auto.”
With the crew from RRC encouraging him out alongside with his new crew customers, Hammann thinks that he can get his new car or truck up to speed rather rapidly at the start of the year so he can contend with the large hitters of the Restricted Late Product division.
“I imagine we can be fairly shut to in which we need to have to be suitable out of the box,” explained Hammann. “With Rob and the RRC men helping me out I do not imagine we’ll be also far off. They are all genuinely superior men and they spend focus to the information. I currently have a excellent rapport with Rob, I notify him what the car or truck is carrying out and he tells me what to do with the motor vehicle. I believe Alexandra Fearn is going to be the driver to defeat for the championship and Jeremy Lavoie is also likely to be difficult. They’re most likely the 2 finest cars and trucks in the division so they’re heading to be the ones to conquer.”
The final time Hammann ran his personal motor vehicle, he sported an old school Davey Allison paint scheme with a black, white, purple, and gold car or truck. Hammann the moment again has an aged university NASCAR Cup Series design and style in mind for his #28 device this time and he is on the lookout for a sponsor to go on the hood of his vehicle.
“This auto is going to glance magnificent, Outlaw Graphics is putting a wrap on the car,” stated Hammann. “It’s heading to be an outdated school Cup scheme that I’ll surprise all people with at the initial race. I have a pair of sponsors with NAPA of Tolland and Standard Welding for this season but I’m searching for a sponsor that I can place on the hood of the auto.”
The 2021 Limited Late Model time kicks off on Saturday, April 24 as component of NAPA Vehicle Components Opening Working day festivities. The Minimal Late Design vehicles will be joined by the Granite Condition ProStock Collection, the SK Modifieds®, Late Models, and Street Stocks. Function action at Stafford proceeds on Sunday, April 25 with the 49th Yearly NAPA Spring Sizzler showcasing the Whelen Modified Tour, the SK Modifieds® in the second race of a weekend doubleheader, the SK Lights, and the Classic All-Stars. Tickets for both of those events are obtainable and on sale now through www.staffordpseedway.com.
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