Sean Corr Completes Double Duty Weekend At Poconoby Press Release July 31, 2016 0 comments
LONG POND, Pa.– Sean Corr took on the Tricky Triangle twice this weekend in front of his hometown crowd. This was his first return to the three-turn, 2.5-mile track after his most recent start came in 2013 in the ARCA Racing Series.
Piloting the No. 48 Nesco/Empire Racing Group Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series, Corr scored valuable track time on one of racing’s toughest tracks to find a perfect balance for the car. His start in the ARCA Racing Series on Friday evening was followed by Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
With two races ahead of him, Corr went to Pocono Raceway with an understanding of what he needed out of his car. His goal going into the weekend was to focus on his exit off of turn three, the final turn on the unique circuit. He knew his exit off of turn three dictated the speed he’d be able to carry down the long front straightaway before sailing off into the first turn.
In Friday ModSpace 150 ARCA Racing Series event, Corr started the race in the 15th position. The 60-lap event covered 150 miles around the track. Corr brought his No. 48 Ford Fusion home in the 12th position and finished on the lead lap.
“I think this weekend’s race went great. I maintained my goal of being the highest finishing steel-bodied car. We pitted under green and went a lap down, but we were able to make it back up with the free pass. It was successful weekend overall,” Corr said, mentioning that his team still has the older steel-bodied cars, racing against the newer composite-bodied cars multiple teams in the ARCA Racing Series compete with.
Owner John Corr was impressed with the car the team was able to prepare for Friday’s race, but knows improvements can be made to advance their position on the starting grid and in the final results. “We brought one heck of a car, but it’s time to move up to the new technology,” he said.
Driver Sean Corr also took to the track in Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Another 60-lap, 150-mile event was ahead of Corr as he buckled into his No. 6 Churchill Transport Chevrolet Silverado. He started the race in the 28th position, but retired to the garage on lap 5 due to brake issues. The mechanical failure resulted in Corr finishing in the 30th position.
Corr was disappointed in the short amount of time he was able to race the truck, but happy he got the opportunity, given to him by fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer and team owner, Norm Benning. Corr added, “We knew it wasn’t the fastest truck, but I was given the opportunity by Norm to race it on Saturday. Norm’s been great to me. It’s really cool because he’s a legend in the truck series.”
The Goshen, N.Y. native was able to race for his home crowd at Pocono Raceway, putting on a show for family and friends who came to see him race at a track he had not competed on since 2013. While the weekend saw high and low points, being behind the wheel and gaining more experience allowed Corr and Empire Racing Group to continue building as they prepare for more starts in the future.
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