MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (March 25, 2011) – – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards contender Sean Corr will kick off what will be a busy week starting Saturday with an appearance at the Rockland Motorsports, Custom Cars and Bike show in Suffern, New York. From there it will be off to Mooresville, North Carolina to meet up with his Empire Racing team. Then, a trek to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for a two-day open test.
Corr, a native of Goshen, New York will sign autographs Saturday afternoon at the Rockland Community College Field House before mingling with the visitors and enjoying the show for himself.
Then, the avid dirt pro stock ace will have to shift his focus as his Empire Racing LLC. based team will participate in the second open-test session of the season at the 2.66-mile oval in preparation for round two of the season on April 15.
Empire Racing led by crew chief Richard Johns and team manager John Bellesfield of Excel Motorsports have been working hard with their crew at improving the team’s No. 82 Ford Fusion in preparation for this critical test. In the season-opener at Daytona, the team started 27th and finished 15th. However, the team was less than satisfied with their performance thus putting their operation into overdrive.
“The team has been working hard,” Corr explained. “We all know that our team is plenty capable of contending for a win in the ARCA Racing Series. We battled a lot at Daytona. We took the race in stride though. We survived and were able to walk away with a solid finish. Now, it’s time to focus on ‘Dega where the motors will roar and the action will be tense.”
Opting to participate in both days of the test next week (Tuesday and Wednesday), Corr and his posse will focus on balance, car control and stability.
“Talladega is one of those places where you want to run well because of the name and history that surrounds it,” sounded Corr. “Both superspeedway tracks are very similar down because of the recent re-pavement at Daytona, but Talladega offers that little extra room where it can make you either jump or make you say wow with a move.”
“Roush Yates has given the team superior support from our motor to parts and everything else in-between. This race is important in our bid towards the championship, so it’s just a humbling feeling to know that they are doing everything they can too.”
When asked what he has done with nearly his six week break from ARCA competition, Corr said, “I’ve been working a lot and spending a lot of time on the farm too. I’m ready to get away for a bit and climb back behind the wheel of the No. 82 Empire Racing Ford Fusion!”
The freshman full-time on the ARCA tour is expected to have some “booming” news regarding their young team before the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) returns in three weeks for the ARCA Racing Series 250.
For more on Sean Corr, Empire Racing and marketing partnership opportunities for the 2011 racing season, please visit empireracingllc.com http://www.empireracingllc.com/ .
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About Empire Racing:
Established in 2009, Empire Racing LLC. (empireracingllc.com http://www.empireracingllc.com/ ) is a two-tier professional Motorsports organization consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Sean Corr, a 26-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.