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Sean Corr Back To Winning Ways At Orange County

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Sean Corr Back To Winning Ways At Orange County

Chris Knight
Empire Racing
August 12, 2010

“Growing Stock Car Driver Having Fun In The Mud”

GOSHEN, New York (August 12, 2010) - - Sean Corr may be a relatively new face on the ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by RE/MAX and Menards tour but Corr’s background on the dirt continues to gain momentum and popularity as the Goshen, New York native left his competition literally in the dust last weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (OCFS) in Middletown, New York.

Returning to his racing roots after a successful run in the Weis Markets 125 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series, Corr returned to the cockpit of the No. 8 The Trans Group / Northeast Fabricators / Nesco Bus and Truck Sales / Bus Parts Warehouse Pontiac Grand Prix thirsty for victory.

In the first heat race of the night, Corr started seventh and methodically worked his way up into the fifth position. However, his progression did not come without its challenges. Near the end of the dash, the right front tire began to deflate from a piece of debris on the racetrack. Thankful for the finish and not a destroyed racecar, His effort was strong enough to advance him to the 15-lap feature.

After consulting with crew chief Anthony Citro, the duo felt like they had a solid game plan that would catapult No. 8 The Trans Group / NorthEast Fabricators / Nesco Bus and Truck Sales / Bus Parts Warehouse Pontiac Grand Prix to the front. At the start of the feature presented by GoldenArea Furniture, Advance Commercial Mowers and Accord Speedway, Corr in the field of 16 machines began his march towards the leaders from his ninth place starting position.

As the laps quickly ticked away, Corr’s charge to the front became more intense. By lap five, the D.I.R.T. Pro Stock driver began haunting the leaders before maneuvering around the leader on the high side by lap seven. In the final eight circuits of the feature, Corr was able to increase his margin and easily take the checkered flag for the win.

It was the second win for the Empire Motorsports team on the dirt this season. His previous win at Orange County came on Independence weekend on Saturday, July 3.

“I couldn’t be more thankful,” said a jubilant Corr. “The car was a handful in the heat because of the tire. It became so pushy and snappy loose that I was just happy to finish where we did. When we able to pin-point our problem, I knew that despite the adversity was ahead of us, we had a good enough car to win. Most of the season our car has been super fast on the bottom grove but for some reason during this feature our car hooked up on the top side. Sometimes, that can be risky but it paid off for the Empire team and fortunately, the adversity we were worried about was all for nothing as we celebrated in victory lane.”

He added, “I can’t thank Anthony (Citro), the entire Empire Motorsports team and our sponsors who help get us to the track on a weekly basis. Winning is the best medicine in the world. At that moment, it makes everything right in the world and I’m grateful to everyone who makes it possible for us to win.”

Away from the slipping and sliding on the dirt, the 26-year old and his Empire Motorsports entourage have been running a limited schedule in the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards. This season, he has competed in six events with a best finish of 12th in June at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in the Messina Animal Wildlife Stopper 200 after starting 18th. In his most recent effort also at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway last month, Corr maneuvered his No. 82 Empire Racing LLC Ford Fusion to a career-best eighth place qualifying run before finishing 16th. Overall, he has seven top-20 finishes in his 10 ARS starts. Looking ahead, the team is hopeful to run the ARCA Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway on September 30.

For more on Sean Corr and the Empire Motorsports team, please visit Empireracingllc.com.

Connect with the Sean Corr and the Empire Motorsports team through Facebook at Facebook.com/empireracingllc.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

John Bellesfield, Empire Racing
704.914.7110
jbellesfield@gmail.com

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