Driver: Quin Houff
Car: BeatinCancerWithDuke.com / LFR Development Group No. 17 Super Late Model
Race: Lead 2 Real Estate 200
Track: Concord Speedway
Track Description: .500-mile high-banked tri-oval
Date/Time: Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 7:30pm
Race Length: 100 Laps
TV Coverage: CARS Tour TV (www.carstour.tv)
Radio Coverage: None
Last Race Recap: Quin started the most recent CARS Tour event at Orange County Speedway from the 18th spot after a slip in qualifying slowed his time trial effort. While Quin was working his way forward over the course of 125 laps, an early race incident out of turn four triggered a multi-car pileup on lap 14. The resulting aftermath swept the No. 17 and nearly a half-dozen others into the skirmish. Quin’s Chevrolet was essentially destroyed and he was credited with a 21st place finish.
Pre-Race Landscape: The misfortune at Orange County was only tempered by the fact that all of Quin’s championship rivals also had problems in the event. He enters this weekend’s race in Concord in fourth place in the standings, just 20 points out of the lead with four races remaining in the CARS Tour schedule.
One Year Ago: A year ago, Quin quietly brought home a top five finish (fifth) at Concord in his first visit to the track. He took the green flag in sixth, battling all race long with some of the top teams in the sport, earning a start-to-finish gain of position by the conclusion of the 100-lap contest.
Quin’s Thoughts: “I’m really excited about Concord. Team LFR and I are looking at Concord to turn our luck around. We will be bringing a brand new car to this event which will hopefully be that spark to get us back to victory lane. It’s a whole new chassis with all the updated stuff on it, improving on some little things we have learned with the older chassis.”
Free Money: While Quin’s “Beatin’ Cancer with Duke” campaign has raised over $10,000 this season for cancer research, he will also have the opportunity to help a fan win $200 this weekend at Concord. During driver introductions, Quin will be tossing a lucky souvenir into the crowd. If he manages to win the race, the fan who caught Quin’s souvenir will be allowed to join the team in victory lane and also awarded $200 cash.
A Champion’s Path: Former NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki cut his teeth racing super late models in Wisconsin and the midwest during the 1980s, much like many of his contemporaries did at Concord Speedway during the same time. Just as Kulwicki’s native Wisconsin is still considered a highly competitive super late model hotbed capable of producing national talent, Concord Speedway holds a similar moniker in the south any time super late models hit the track. A win on Saturday night would place Quin, a Kulwicki Driver Development Project driver, amongst some of the sport’s most recognized names as a winner at one of the sport’s most difficult tracks.
The Skinny: For more information about Quin, explore his website at www.QuinHouff.com. You can also keep up with him on social media: Facebook: QuinHouffMotorsports, Twitter: @P1_Houff, Instagram: @p1_houff. Learn more about Quin’s #BeatinCancerwithDuke fundraising campaign at www.beatincancerwithduke.org. Additional background on the Kulwicki Driver Development Project can be found online at www.kulwickiddp.com.
Quin Houff 2016 CARS Tour results:
Starts: 6 | Top Ten Finishes: 5 | Wins: 1