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Rob Fuller Looking for Impressive Season-Opener at Thompson International Speedway

Posted on April 13 , 2013 by Rob Fuller

Rob Fuller Looking for Impressive Season-Opener at Thompson International Speedway

Set to make debut in No. 15 with new sponsor 15-40 Connection

STATESVILLE, N.C. (April 12, 2013) – Rob Fuller and his RFM team are ready to make their 2013 season debut when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour tackles Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the season-opening Icebreaker on Sunday, April 14. Fuller will be making his first start of the season leaving behind longtime car number, 71, for his new number and new colors, the No. 15 15-40 Connection machine.

For Rob Fuller there could be no better place to start the 2013 racing season then Thompson’s .625-mile oval. The Fuller family got their racing start at Thompson International Speedway over 40 years ago, and with over a dozen championships and hundreds of wins at the famed high-bank oval they boast a record that is second to none.

Rob, who earned his first-career modified pole in his last Thompson outing (Sept. 2012), is looking forward to this weekend’s race more than ever before after a successful test in March.
“We had a good test,” said Fuller. “Unfortunately we lost a head gasket but the car was really good. It is amazing how much support there is in this modified series. After losing the head gasket we needed to borrow a motor and Mike Smeriglio III and Phil Moran (Todd Szegedy’s team) had a motor at my shop the next day. The pulley setup with that motor was going to be an issue for us, so Al Heinke offered me his motor. We received that motor on Sunday and have been working to get our car ready to go. I can’t wait to feel the horsepower in a Bob Bruneau motor. It feels good to have people offer to help in these situations. That’s what modified racing is all about.”

This weekend will also mark Fuller’s first start in his new 15-40 Connection colors, a partnership he couldn’t be more excited about.

“15-40 Connection is such an important cause,” said Rob. “It makes every lap around the race track that much more important because we are spreading the awareness and importance of early cancer detection. The support from everyone at 15-40 Connection has been great. Last weekend we brought the car to JJ’s Sports Bar & Grill (Northboro, Mass.) for Cancer Awareness Day and had a great time helping to spread 15-40 Connection’s message and showing our new car. I am really excited to spread that same message from the front of the pack this weekend.”

This weekend’s Icebreaker is the first of three planned events at Thompson International Speedway for Fuller and his RFM team. Practice and qualifying will be held on Saturday, April 13 with the 150 lap feature to be run on Sunday, April 14.


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About 15-40 Connection

The 15-40 Connection is raising awareness of the fact that cancer survival rates in teens and young adults aged 15 to 40 have barely improved since 1975 in large part because of delays in diagnosis. It is empowering individuals with knowledge that will save and improve lives through early cancer detection. Please visit and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about 15-40 Connection please contact:
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