Springport Motor Speedway is billed as Mid-Michigan's best and fastest 3/8th mile Saturday night short track. It was built to replicate the dimensions of another well know track, Michigan International Speedway, only on a 3/8th mile scale. Brad Springer found the track ideally suited to his driving style as he landed in the Winner's Circle with his number 61 K&N sponsored Modified last Saturday.
Brad Springer enjoys the spoils of victory after his recent Modified win at Springport Motor Speedway.
"I am very pleased with the way our modified handled Saturday night. It was on a rail and made it fun to drive. I have to thank K&N Filters for their support," commented Springer after the race.
The following day Springer competed in the Outlaw Late Model class and the team struggled a bit on Sunday, managing only to bring home a 9th place finish. We talked with the Ashley, Indiana driver to get his take on the weekend and about a new addition to the Springer family.
Congratulations on a big win at Springport! Give us some insights from your perspective- what all went right on Saturday?
"We have been working all year on a brand new shock package that J&J Shocks in Huntersville, North Carolina set up for us, and so week after week we have been getting the car better and better. This particular night we actually had a delay that prevented us from being able to practice the car at all. We showed up and qualified the car in the 8th position, which set us up for a good starting spot in the feature. Without all the hard work my crew and I put in prior to this night, there is no way we could have came home with the win. The car was perfect from lap-1 through the end of the race."
You mention that you feel you've got the Late Model back on track too- what was the problem?
"The late model I am driving this year belongs to another team and I have been working on it all year to find out if it is capable of running the big money outlaw shows next year. So far the car has been good but just not great. We have made a lot of changes and feel we are headed in the right direction. It is an older car so getting the proper updates on it has been the key to making it faster."
Update us on how the race season is treating overall you at this point.
"Overall this has been a good season with all top-5 finishes. Our schedule is pretty limited so far this year. The Top Speed Modified Tour only has about eight races on their schedule, and our local track, Angola Motor Speedway, hasn't been open yet. So this year the team has been just looking for tracks that are putting on bigger races and we travel there."
When and where is your next race and long does your 2012 season run?
"Right now we are planning for our next race to be at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan on July 7th, for the Annual Sam Faur Memorial Race. My wife and I just had our first child on June 21st, so I am spending a little time at home to help with them right now. Our season will continue through October, with races at Sandusky Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Angola Motor Speedway, and more still to come."
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