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Rob Fuller Set for Top Finish in Season Finale in the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway

Posted on October 20 , 2013 by Rob Fuller

Rob Fuller Set for Top Finish in Season Finale in the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway

Hopes to reclaim the famous Fuller magic at famed speedway

STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 17, 2013 ) -As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) rolls into Thompson Speedway with the excitement of the season-ending Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart, Rob Fuller and his 15-40 Connection team are looking to end 2013 with the little bit of magic they have been missing so far this season. Fuller comes to his “home track”, Thompson Speedway, with a good luck charm- his Uncle Jeff (Fuller), who has made his way to victory lane at the famed oval several times before. He also carries the confidence of a strong, promising run in his last Thompson outing.

“We are looking for a big return to Thompson,” said Fuller. “My patience is beginning to wear thin for a pole. I feel we should have sat on the pole back in August (the last NWMT event at Thompson), but a slip up in turn three cost me big.”

In his last NWMT event at the famed northeastern Connecticut oval Fuller set some of the fastest practice laps of the day. He went on to qualify sixth after a slip up on his qualifying lap ended a promising pole run. As has been his luck in 2013 season, Fuller was racing solidly in the top-10 when contact from another car ended his day early. Fuller’s 15-40 Chevrolet hit the wall so hard that NASCAR threw the red flag to pause the race.

“The car is still bent up pretty bad from that Thompson wreck,” explained Fuller. “We are actually going to send it to Troyers on Monday morning for a front and rear clip, but we will give it 110 percent this weekend to end our first year with the 15-40 Connection on a positive note. ”

Any time a member of the Fuller family is on track at Thompson Speedway the competition knows they are tough to beat. Thompson is where not only Rob has found success, but it is also the track that paved the way for his entire family. The Fuller racing roots stem back to the famed speedway over 40 years ago. The Fuller family holds over a dozen championships and hundreds of wins at Thompson’s high-banks. Rob most recently added to that storied family history last September when he won his first-career modified pole at the famed oval.

As an added good luck charm for this weekend’s Sunoco World Series, Rob’s uncle, Jeff (Fuller), will be at the track. Jeff once dominated at the Thompson short track scoring 10 victories in the NWMT throughout the early 1990’s.

“Maybe having Jeff here with us this weekend will bring the luck aspect we seem to be missing this year,” said Rob. “If he does bring us some good luck he will have a busy year next year because he will be at every race!”

Practice and qualifying for the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart will take place on Saturday, October 19 with the green flag set to drop on Sunday October 20 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Fox Sports 1 will have delayed coverage of all 150 miles of modified racing action at Thompson on November 3 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

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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 15-40.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about 15-40 Connection please contact:
Tricia Laursen at 508.713.0654 or tricial.laursen@15-40.org.