Russ Morseman is working on his dream one step and one race at a time and things are coming together just fine for the up-and-comer from Addison, New York. His targets include winning track championships at both Woodhull Raceway and Blackrock Speedway in the same year, and then to pursue a professional racing career in NASCAR or other series. With his first feature victory of 2010 Morseman took one more step towards the fruition of that dream.
With his first feature win of the year, Morseman takes over the points lead for the first time this season.
Morseman is the defending Woodhull Raceway Street Stock Track Champion and he’s looking strong to repeat.
He had two races recently at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, New York, one on Saturday and one on Monday. Saturday he won his heat, giving him six heat wins total for the season. Morseman started twelfth in the feature and nabbed the lead on lap five. Then drove away and won by over a straightaway.
In Monday's race he started last in the heat and drove up through the field finishing third. Then in the feature he started thirteenth, and without a single caution, he drove up through and finished fourth. "We just ran out of time," remarked Morseman. "It was a good weekend though."
"Yes, it was a very busy weekend," added Morseman. "The car was a rocket, but I feel that I drove the best I have ever driven - focused and determined. First I focused on getting to the front, and then after I got into the lead, I just focused on hitting my marks lap after lap. Next thing I knew I was a straightaway ahead."
Morseman is the 2009 Woodhull Raceway Street Stock Track Champion and with this recent stellar performance he has taken over the points lead for the first time this season. Clearly he's looking strong to defend his title. Morseman attributes his success this year to the experience he gained last year and to a car he says is tuned to its maximum potential week-in-and-week-out.
"Plus, my father and I never stop trying to make the car go faster, even if we dominate one week," says Morseman. The track conditions change each week and the team that adjusts best to them will win."
According to Morseman, it also helps to have support from sponsors like K&N. "K&N is great, they are very friendly and when you call them they help you out the best they can. I hope that K&N can stay with me throughout my career, and be with me as I step into bigger and better things. I use just about every product they make; oil filters, air filters, air filter flow control system and valve cover breathers. I trust them 100 percent. They perform flawless every week."
After this season Morseman says he will be moving to dirt modified - it's the highest class at Woodhull Raceway and in his general area.
"I plan to run that for a couple of years then my goal is to get on some asphalt. I want to run in the K&N Pro Series East too. We will continue to take it one step at a time. So far everything is working according to plan."
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