Todd Szegedy and Christian Eckes Will Both Pilot 15-40 Connection Cars For LFR Chassis
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 12, 2016) – LFR Chassis will be pulling double duty this week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as Todd Szegedy will be back in action in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) with Rob Fuller Motorsports, and Christian Eckes will once again represent the LFR Driver Development Group in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE). 15-40 Connection is on board with LFR Chassis as the primary partner for both entries.
LFR Chassis President, Rob Fuller, is looking forward to having two drivers competing in the different series this weekend and is confident in both drivers’ experience.
“This weekend is by far my favorite weekend of the season,” said Fuller. “To have Christian Eckes making his debut at Loudon in our K&N car is a huge testament to how far this company has come and how far Christian has developed as a driver. With a veteran like Todd (Szegedy) helping Christian learn the ropes of this tricky racetrack I think that’ll be a huge benefit for Christian and our entire LFR group.”
“We will use the All-Star race on Friday in the modified to test for the big race on Saturday and I really believe with a driver like Todd that we have as good of a chance as anyone there to get wins in both races,” continued Fuller. “Christian will be making his first laps at Loudon but the way his season has been going I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s there battling for a win at the end of the race.
“We have a lot of great things going on here at LFR lately and we’re looking forward to making them public. Having a great weekend here would just be the icing on the cake and with the drivers that we have in our stable I am more than confident that this will be the case.”
LFR Chassis is excited to have the NWMT veteran driver and former series champion Todd Szegedy back in the driver’s seat this weekend. Szegedy won the NWMT Championship in 2003, and is looking forward to adding another solid finish to his resume at New Hampshire Motor speedway where he recorded wins in 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2015.
“I’ve always enjoyed running at New Hampshire,” said Szegedy. “You have higher speeds and drafting there, and that’s something I’ve been able to excel at. I’m at 19 wins right now, and I would love to get another victory before the season is up and have 20 wins under my belt. I can’t ask for anything more with the car and equipment Rob has given me, and I think we could be a contender to win with the right set-up and making the right decisions on the track.”
Christian Eckes, will make his third NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start this week in the No. 15 15-40 Connection Ford Fusion. Eckes has placed in the Top-10 in both NKNPSE starts with LFR Driver Development Group this season, and hopes to continue the streak of solid finishes in New Hampshire.
“This will be my first time at New Hampshire and I am really looking forward to the competition at this track,” said the Greenville, NY native. “My first two K&N starts have gone well, but they both had some issues on my part. I believe that going into New Hampshire we will be able to work on those issues, and a Top-3 or Top-5 is surely not out of reach.”
15-40 Connection has partnered with Rob Fuller for the past three years, and will be featured on both cars this week. 15-40 Connection focuses on early cancer detection and teaching people how to become active in their own health care by recognizing early signs and warnings as well as when they should seek help from a medical professional.
“We attended the 15-40 Connection Gala on Sunday and it was another great event held by Mr. Coghlin, Trica Laursen and their entire group,” said Fuller. “We are hoping to get 15-40 Connection in Victory Lane at Loudon!”
Fans can keep up with this week’s events by following LFR Chassis and Rob Fuller Motorsports on Facebook and Twitter at @LFRChassis.
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About 15-40 Connection
Inspired by the fact that delayed diagnosis is holding down improvements in teen and young adult cancer survival rates, 15-40 Connection is driving a New Cancer Conversation to improve cancer survival rates for all ages. This means educating individuals to recognize subtle yet important health changes that need to be checked by a medical professional and to become active participants in their own health care by sharing and collaborating with their health care provider. For more information, please visit http://NewCancerConversation.org
About LFR Driver Development Group
LFR Driver Development Group provides professional and experienced coaching with state of the art race cars for developing drivers in all late model and modified divisions nationwide. Four racing veterans lead the group: Rob Fuller, Tony Eury Jr., Jeff Fultz and Ryan Stone. The group utilizes equipment and racecars from LFR Chassis, one of the top companies in the modified and late model racing industry.
About LFR Chassis
LFR Chassis, founded in 2014 by Rob Fuller, manufactures cutting edge racecar chassis that are user-friendly and provides high-end components and customer service to the top-tier modified and late model race teams across the nation. Daily operations are overseen by former NASCAR crew chief Tony Eury Jr. with Jeff Fultz leading the Late Model division and Ryan Stone on the modified side. LFR Chassis is located at 117 Crosslake Park Drive in Mooresville, N.C. To learn more, call (704) 662-3306 or visit http://www.LFRChassis.com.