SHREWSBURY, Mass. (March 17, 2016) – Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) is proud to announce the return of Todd Szegedy to its driver lineup for 2016. Szegedy will pilot the 15-40 Connection Modified for select NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) races this season.
Szegedy, a 19-time winner and 2003 NWMT Champion, raced for RFM in 2014 and is excited to return this season for a number of reasons.
“For me it was a combination of a few things – I want the freedom not be locked into a full season schedule,” said Szegedy. “Also, this is an awesome opportunity to race at tracks that I really enjoy running at and I’ll be in top notch equipment with LFR Chassis. We can go there with the opportunity to win every race we enter. That combination was appealing to me.”
Team owner Rob Fuller is enthusiastic about having Szegedy back.
“It’s great to have Todd back in the RFM camp for sure,” said Fuller. “Ron Silk had an opportunity to do more races than we wanted to commit to so I’m also proud to have provided a platform for him to showcase his talents to keep him in the minds of the modified owners.”
“Todd and I kept in touch and he would bring up how good the LFR cars drove and how much he loved to drive them,” continued Fuller. “He was a big piece of the LFR puzzle when we started the company and its great to have him back. We will use him to run a few different LFR cars throughout the year. We have a plan to have him in a SK a couple times and possibly a couple Super races as well. We will have fun this year which is a high priority on both our lists!”
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“We are very excited to be working with Rob and the team again in 2016,” said Tricia Laursen, Executive Director of 15-40 Connection. “Partnering with them has been an amazing opportunity to bring 15-40 Connection’s education to race fans. We’re glad to be back with them, and to have Todd on board.”
Szegedy enjoys the opportunity to push the envelope and try new things on the race track. In 2014 he was the primary driver for the new LFR Chassis in the modified series and worked closely with Fuller to build the first competition notebook for the team.
“I felt that we had a small part in building the modified competition notebook for LFR Chassis and it helped the teams out at the tracks, even Doug Coby and the No. 2 last year (2015 NWMT Champions). I felt that we had a part in that. I like where LFR is heading – they have talented people and great race cars that are winning. That’s cool to be a part of. ”