Rob Fuller Looking To End Whelen Modified Tour Season With Some Family Magic At Thompson

The good luck charm for this weekend for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Rob Fuller at Thompson Speedway comes in the form of an uncle.

Rob Fuller (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Rob Fuller (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fuller’s uncle Jeff, a legend in the history books of Thompson Speedway, will be on hand with his 15-40 Connection Race team this weekend for the season ending Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco World Series 150 at the .625-mile oval.

“Maybe having Jeff here with us this weekend will bring the luck aspect we seem to be missing this year,” Rob Fuller said in a release. “If he does bring us some good luck he will have a busy year next year because he will be at every race.”

Jeff Fuller, a former NASCAR Nationwide Series regular, had 52 Whelen Modified Tour starts at Thompson Speedway from 1985 – 2003. At one point he had 10 Whelen Modified Tour victories at the track in a span of 19 events from 1990 – 1994.

Rob Fuller knows that finding some of that Fuller Family magic at Thompson first begins with snaring a pole in Whelen Modified Tour competition at the track.

Last year he won a pole in competition at Thompson but it was for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour portion of the former North South Showdown event at the track.

In the most previous Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson, on Aug. 15, Rob Fuller was sixth in qualifying,

“We are looking for a big return to Thompson,” Rob Fuller said. “My patience is beginning to wear thin for a pole. I feel we should have sat on the pole back in August but a slip up in turn three cost me big.”

That day in August went bad quickly as contact while running in the top 10 ended the day with a massive crash just 22 laps into the event.

“The car is still bent up pretty bad from that Thompson wreck,” Rob Fuller said. “We are actually going to send it to [Troyer Race Cars] on Monday morning for a front and rear clip, but we will give it 110 percent this weekend to end our first year with the 15-40 Connection on a positive note.”

Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour World Series 150 is Saturday afternoon with the series season finale scheduled to run Sunday afternoon.

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