RUDOLPH CLOSES OUT 2008 SEASON AT
Erick Rudolph of Ransomville and the DeLange Racing team closed out
an impressive 2008 season last weekend. The team headed south to
Concord Motorsport Park in North Carolina to compete in the Sixth
Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout. It was
Rudolph and the team's third visit to this premier event.
The team compiled an impressive list of accomplishments during the
2008 season and had high hopes for a good finish at Concord.
Unfortunately the race did not go according to plan and Erick
struggled with the ill-handling Original Pizza Logs/PrimeTyme
Motorsports/Brigham Concrete #45 Modified. At the checkered flag he
was scored in the 13th position, ending the year on a disappointing
note. But when compared to the full year's accomplishments the
talented teenager saw some significant achievements.
"Overall our weekend went pretty well," Rudolph summarized after
the race. "Unfortunately we didn't get the finish we were hoping for
but it was a good learning experience. We just missed the setup for
the feature race. Usually we are on the money but tonight we were a
tick off. We qualified well and came into the race with high hopes
but it didn't work out the way we planned. It's a disappointing way
to end the season but it was still a good year."
DeLange Racing is already making plans for the 2009 season. Rudolph
will focus on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and run the full
schedule, helped by our recently announced partnership with Ed
Bennett Racing in Lakewood, New Jersey. The exact distribution of
races between the two teams will be announced after the 2009 Tour
schedule is released Saturday, December 13 at the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour Awards Banquet. The partnership will allow DeLange
Racing to run a substantial schedule of local races and meet our
commitments to our fine sponsors and our loyal fans. Look for
details on our 2009 team schedule once all the various series and
track schedules have been released.
The 2008 racing season is over but 2009 is just around the corner.
At DeLange Racing we are hard at work to be fully prepared when the
first green flag waves next spring.