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Summers Back in Mod Tour Action;
Continues in Supermodified

    After an unwelcome week off, Rob Summers and his TG Racing Team will return to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this weekend for the running of the New Hampshire 100 at New Hampshire International Speedway. A devastating wreck at the Martinsville Speedway on September 2nd left the team without a racecar for the Modified Mania event at Thompson last weekend. The team worked tirelessly during the week to prepare a brand new Chassis Dynamics chassis (that arrived on Thursday, September 7) to allow the team to complete the remainder of the 2006 season.
    “Guy (Ronzoni) and the whole gang thrashed on the car this week to be ready for this weekend at Loudon,” said Summers. “We used whatever parts we had available to finish the car. We are using the nerf bars off one of my old Tour cars. It might not be the prettiest car in the garage area this weekend but it should be good.”
    Last weekend, all was not lost for Summers, who was able to compete in the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) Classic at Star Speedway on Saturday, September 9th. Despite a broke brake line, Summers wheeled the nearly 900-horsepower machine to a sixth-place finish.
    Summers made his Supermodified debut back in May at the Waterford Speedbowl and has run select dates since for the Lane Racing team. In July Summers participated in the Wheeler Bros. Twin 30s at Jennerstown Speedway in Jennerstown , PA earning a pair of 11th place finishes. A month later, Summers was back aboard the Super at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Mansfield , OH were he finished seventh. His most recent finishes include an eighth-place finish at Lee USA Speedway in Lee , NH and the sixth place at Star.
    This weekend in addition to his duties in the Modified for Guy Ronzoni, he will compete in the prestigious ISMA Super Nationals at Oswego Speedway in Oswego , NY on Sunday.
    This is the third time that Summers has done double duty this season. The Super event at Waterford piggybacked the Mod Tour event at Stafford as did the trip to Mansfield , OH . In August, Summers participated in three race events including the Mod Tour event at Thompson on Thursday, Lee in the Super on Friday, and his own SK Modified at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday.
    “This is probably the busiest season I have had since I was a kid racing go-karts all over the country,” said Summers. “Other than the bad luck we have had in the Modified it is also probably the most fun I have had. I am very fortunate to run with two great race teams.”
    Summers hopes to turn his luck around this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway.
    “Loudon has not been real good to me,” said Summers with a hint of humor. “Maybe this time we can get some luck and get a good finish and turn our season around.”

    Qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour gets underway at approximately 2:50 PM on Thursday, September 14th. The New Hampshire 100 is scheduled for Friday at 5:10 PM. The ISMA Super Nationals is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2006.

Source:  Dale Wolbrink/Rob Summers PR
Posted:  September 13, 2006




















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