Sean Corr; Empire Racing Armed For Winchester Assault
Sean Corr; Empire Racing Armed For Winchester Assault
WINCHESTER, Indiana (June 22, 2011)
Knight Motorsports Management
June 22, 2011
- - ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by Menards championship contender Sean Corr for the third time in his stock car career will compete at a short track when the sanction takes aims at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway for Saturday night’s Winchester ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts.
Not only is Corr seeking redemption on a short track but the Goshen, New York native is aiming for his first career top-10 finish as the ARCA Racing Series reaches the halfway point of their year. Thus far in 2011, Corr and his family-owned Empire Racing team have delivered seven top-20 finishes including a career-best of 11th at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway earlier this month. Last Friday at Michigan International Speedway, Corr flexed his muscle in his No. 82 Roush Yates Performance / Roush Yates Engines / Empire Racing Ford Fusion running as high as third in the RainEater Wiper Blades 200 before a parts failure resulted in a deflated tire which ultimately resulted in a 24th place finish.
Still, with the team’s effort last week, Corr heads to the breathtaking Winchester (Ind.) Speedway this weekend looking to pick up right where his team left off.
“I’m anxious to get to Winchester, because it will be a great opportunity to finish what we started last week but also further intensify my racing resume with another short-track race under my belts. Our team has definitely had our fair share of ups and downs, so it would be satisfying to keep our nose clean and bring home our No. 82 Roush Yates Performance / Roush Yates Engines / Empire Racing Ford Fusion with a good finish.”
With starts at Salem (Ind.) Speedway and Toledo Speedway respectively this year, Corr knows what to expect leaning into a short track brawl. However, he also knows that seeing the checkered flag is crucial to the team’s overall mission.
“These short track races are no joke,” offered Corr. “The competition is strong and you have to be on your game nearly every lap. Salem and Toledo were completely different and I heard that Winchester is its own beast. We cannot predict what will happen on Saturday night, all I know is that I want and need to complete all 200 laps.”
Armed with a new short-track car to the Empire Racing fleet, the team’s No. 82 Roush Yates Performance / Roush Yates Engines / Empire Racing Ford Fusion is nearly identical to their Toledo Speedway vehicle which was running in the top-10 in the late stages of the event before contact from a veteran resulted in a 20th place finish.
“The team has been working hard to get this car ready to go for this weekend,” added the 27-year old. “We’ve added some great new cars to our fleet this year. The car we had at Toledo really came to life late in the race, so if we can build off of that, then we should be in good shape on Saturday night.”
Another goal this weekend is for Corr to retake ninth in the ARCA Championship standings Winchester ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts friend and colleague Chad Hackenbracht.
“Points are important, we’ve said that from the beginning,” Corr sounded. “Everyone in the top-10 is fighting for a place and we are no exception. Communicating with my spotter and keeping on my toes on Saturday will be vital to a good finish which could move us up the ladder.”
Corr will make his 19th career start on Saturday night. In his previous 18 races, the avid dirt racer has maneuvered nine top-16 efforts and 14 top-20 finishes including seven of the first eight contests in 2011. Pocono Raceway hoists the track with Corr’s career best finish of 11th in June 2011. An eighth place qualifying effort at the 2.5-mile triangle also in August 2010 is also a personal best accomplishment to date.
The Winchester ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts (200 laps / 100 miles) is the ninth of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 22nd ARCA race at Winchester is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 25 with a one hour and half practice session planned from 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin later in the day at 4:45 p.m. The field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. The race will not be televised but event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,321st race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.
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About Empire Racing:
Established in 2009, Empire Racing LLC. (empireracingllc.com) is a two-tier professional Motorsports organization consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Sean Corr, a 27-year old hailing from Goshen, New York pilots the team’s automobiles in the DIRTcar Series and Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). In 2011, the team will attempt to run for a championship in the ARCA Racing Series with aspirations of moving into the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The team is headquartered in Goshen, New York with an additional operation in Mooresville, North Carolina.
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