With the return of the Whelen Modified Tour to Stafford this Friday, August 6 for the GAF Roofing 150, probably no driver is more searching ahead to the race than Patrick Emerling. The Buffalo, NY native received the NAPA Spring Sizzler again on April 30 and he received the most current WMT race in Lancaster, NY this earlier weekend. Emerling is searching forward to returning to Stafford with his #07 Captain Pip’s Marina Chevrolet and he thinks he can make it not only two in a row at Stafford, but two in a row on the Tour as properly.
“We’re on the lookout forward to Stafford,” claimed Emerling. “I sense like successful the Sizzler and then winning past 7 days at Lancaster we do have some potent momentum and self esteem coming into Stafford and which is some thing we’re hunting to acquire benefit of. There is a ton of fellas on the Tour who are definitely superior at Stafford so it is going to occur down to getting a speedy automobile and everyone on the workforce getting on their A-video game. Thanks to our sponsors Captain Pip’s Marina and Emerling Ford and Dodge and our strategy is to gain the race.”
Emerling is in the midst of the ideal Whelen Modified Tour year of his career. Emerling arrives into Stafford sitting down second in the points standings, only 6 points behind defending and 2-time WMT Winner Justin Bonsignore. With 2 of the final 6 WMT races of the 2021 season, which include the year finale, to be held at Stafford, Emerling is aware he has to get superior finishes at the Connecticut 50 %-mile to remain in championship competition.
“I would say so considerably this has been my best time,” said Emerling. “We have 2 wins so much this yr and lastly items look to be clicking for us. We’ve been quite dependable this season. We’ve experienced 1 terrible race at Loudon (13th), but that was not a functionality issue, it was a method gamble that did not pay off for us. We’re performing on preserving up our regularity and currently being quick every 7 days due to the fact the 51 [Justin Bonsignore] staff are rapid almost everywhere and they really do not miss a beat and the 10 [Doug Coby] group is also quite fast. We’ve been able to complete in front of the 51 men a couple of situations this period, but they are quite tricky to conquer on the keep track of. Having very good finishes at Stafford is going to be enormous. Commonly the grip degree at Stafford may differ rather a bit later on on in the time. Which is some thing that we’ll be searching to adjust to for absolutely sure during observe to get a excellent baseline for the race. We’ll be performing our research and putting our finest foot forward when we occur to Stafford.”
For Emerling and the #07 staff, a good complete will get started with a robust qualifying effort and hard work. Emerling encountered an engine difficulty back again in April for the duration of qualifying for the NAPA Spring Sizzler, which still left him 23rd on the grid.
“We had an engine difficulty in qualifying so we ended up starting up the Sizzler scratch on the industry immediately after we came again in and set the motor up,” mentioned Emerling. “For positive we should really be much better in qualifying this time all over. We’ll be doing work really hard on qualifying up front so we can make the race a little simpler on ourselves.”
Emerling and the #07 crew will also have many distinctive techniques in intellect to deploy, dependent on how the GAF Roofing 150 performs out.
“Stafford is normally a track place race and we were being a lap down in the Sizzler at one particular issue so we ended up transforming our system about which seriously worked out for us with the way the race performed out with the rain coming when it did,” continued Emerling. “Even if it did not rain at the Sizzler, I imagine we would have been in definitely very good condition with getting new tires on the vehicle. We’ll need to have the right technique to preserve ourselves up entrance all race extensive. You normally check out to go into the race with various activity designs in location since you in no way know just how the race will enjoy out.”
The 30th Annual GAF Roofing 150 is scheduled for this Friday, August 6. Stafford’s SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light-weight, Minimal Late Product, and Street Stock divisions will sign up for the Whelen Modified Tour in aspect motion. Tickets for the GAF Roofing 150 are out there now on the web at StaffordSpeedway.com/tickets and tickets will also be readily available for obtain at the admission gates. Tickets for the GAF Roofing 150 are $40.00 for grown ups, $10.00 for little ones 6-14, and free of charge for youngsters 5 & less than. Reserved seating is priced at $45.00 for all ages and pit passes are $50.00 with a valid 2021 Stafford Competition License and $55.00 without the need of a Stafford license. If you are not able to go to the celebration, tune into the live stream on FloRacing, the official streaming partner of Stafford Speedway.
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