By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
LOUDON, N.H. -- It wasn’t the exact day that Sam Rameau and the Rameau Family Motorsports team were looking for at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Rameau drove the car to a solid 12th place finish in the Whelen 100 on Saturday, July 17. In just his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start of the season, Rameau struggled with power under the hood throughout the day, going a lap down in the middle of the race.
However -- with the assistance of a timely lucky dog -- Rameau got back on the lead lap and charged to a solid 12th place finish in the No. 06 Central Mass Tree machine. The team worked hard all day and Rameau rewarded them with a strong finish in the field of nearly 30 cars.
“We struggled big time in practice with a carburetor issue this morning,” Rameau said. “We overcame that issue, but the car handled well all day. We think something might be up with the motor -- I just think it’s a bit tired. It’s time for a new one. We look forward to getting to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on August 21 for our next NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. It’s a good day when you come out of these shows in one piece and we did that today.”
Sam Rameau will return to the track on Saturday, July 24, with the Tri Track Open Modified Series at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire. He currently sits second in their championship standings with one victory early in the season. For more information on Sam Rameau and Rameau Family Motorsports, visit SammyRameau.com and follow the team on Facebook.