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Russell Morseman III Takes The Checkered Flag at Blackrock Speedway

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After a recent feature race at the Blackock Speedway, Russell Morseman crawls out of his car as the victor.
After a recent feature race at the Blackock Speedway, Russell Morseman crawls out of his car as the victor.
Russell Morseman III and the Morseman Racing Team recently pulled into the Blackrock Speedway, at Dundee, New York, with high expectations and confidence, two very important components of success. The team had not earned a checkered flag in a feature since the Addison, New York native experienced his first career win in the Northeast Dirt Modified Division during the early weeks of May. On the other hand, they had been finishing strong for the past couple of months. That said, they were aware that the time was right for another victory, and there couldn't be a better time than the present, as the final season race and points championship night at this particular venue was drawing near.

Starting fifth in his heat, Russell Morseman III muscled his way to the third place position prior to crossing the finish line, which in turn lent to a fifth position start in the feature as well.
Russell Morseman, of Addison, New York, recently earned his first feature win in the Northeast Dirt Modified Division at the Blackrock Speedway.
Russell Morseman, of Addison, New York, recently earned his first feature win in the Northeast Dirt Modified Division at the Blackrock Speedway.
After making a few minor adjustments, the driver embarked upon a twenty lap battle on what he and his crew has considered as their home track throughout the 2011 season. "Our confidence level was pretty high after the heat, because of where I started" recalled Morseman. "We made some more adjustments to the set-up and they seemed to work really well."

After a couple of restarts, at the waving of the green flag, Morseman came out with an awareness that the outcome of the race depended a great deal upon avoiding any mistakes. That in mind, he began working his way to the very front of the pack. In fact, the driver passed Fran Hilton on the fifth lap to take the lead. Although, Morseman never felt challenged throughout the remainder of the race, he did hear the screaming engine of Donnie Lawson behind him.

Referring to the win, Morseman said, "It felt Awesome, like always. I feel that the competition at Blackrock is the highest in our area." When asked to share his strong point as a driver, Morseman continued, "I feel that I am very smooth and am getting better and better with every track and in every race of which I compete."
Russell Morseman leads the pack during a recent race at the Blackrock Speedway, in Dundee, New York.
Russell Morseman leads the pack during a recent race at the Blackrock Speedway, in Dundee, New York.


Russell Morseman, may be the guy who spectators credit with the win upon earning the checkered flag, but the driver is acutely aware that although his driving skills are an essential element, his team plays a huge role in his overall success. When asked about his team, Morseman said, "I feel that my race team is considered one of the top teams in the area."

As one might suspect, the driver and his team are strong advocates of proper maintenance, and in turn depend on K&N products to keep the internal components of their engine clean and well lubed. "I use K&N filters on my racecars," he explained. "I use their air filters, oil filters, cover breathers, and all the K&N prefilters and cleaners. We've been using them since I started racing, six years ago."

Along with a good team and proper maintenance, Russell Morseman finds his sponsors and fans of great importance. "I would like to thank all of my sponsors and fans," shared the driver. Referring to his recent win, he continued, "It was important, but mainly it was nice to go into the off-season with a win still fresh in your mind. I can't wait until next season. I really do believe we will be contenders for the championship as we have been finishing strong over the past month-and-one-half. I believe it's going to be a great one."

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