Driver: Quin Houff
Car: BeatinCancerWithDuke.org No. 98 Toyota Super Late Model
Sanction: Southern Super Series
Race: Alabama 200
Track: Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, Ala.
Track Description: .500-mile moderately-banked oval
Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 2:00pm
Race Length: 200 Laps
TV Coverage: None
Radio Coverage: None
Last Race Recap: Quin’s most recent outing came at Concord Speedway in Concord, NC, with the CARS Super Late Model Tour powered by VP Fuels. After leading laps early, Quin ran second for most of the night until he was bypassed within sight of the finish and took the checkered flag in third.
New Team: With the recent changes at LFR Chassis (now Fury Chassis), their lineup of in-house entries also changed, leaving Quin as the odd man out. No sooner than Quin was left searching for a ride, David Gilliland Racing quickly and eagerly sought him out as a driver for one of their super late models to test the waters for a future with the Toyota development team. This will be Quin’s first of two scheduled races this fall with DGR. The second scheduled event will be the All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in October.
Underbird Flies Again?: As a Kulwicki Driver Development Project Member, Houff always attempts to parallel his career with the legacy of the late NASCAR Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki, and his recent situation mirrors one Kulwicki found himself in during his career. At the end of the 1991 season, Kulwicki’s situation changed suddenly when sponsor Zerex informed the team they would not return for 1992. Hooters restaurants stepped up later in 1992 to help the Wisconsin driver win the NASCAR Cup Series championship. Much like Kulwicki, Houff found himself at a crossroads a few weeks ago and may look back to see the mid-season uncertainty as a positive turning point in his career, just like Kulwicki.
Quin’s Thoughts: “I’m really excited to go to Montgomery this weekend for my debut race with David Gilliland Racing. I really didn’t even expect to end up with DGR or even race the Alabama 200. However, I’m very thankful for DGR putting me in a car after the termination of the LFR Development Program. It’s unfortunate we weren’t able to continue racing with LFR, but I’m looking forward to learning a new track with a new team and growing together before the All-American 400 in Nashville. This is the type of opportunity you dream about as a racecar driver and I hope to make the most of it.”
David Gilliland’s Thoughts: “We’re always looking for the best drivers to fit into our program at DGR and we believe Quin fits the mold. He’s personable, does great work away from the track and has shown tremendous talent behind the wheel. I’m really eager to see how he does in our cars for these events. We’re optimistic this could be the start of a longer relationship where we can help boost his career and assist him in achieving his long-term goals.”
The Skinny: For more information about Quin, explore his website at www.QuinHouff.com. He can also be found on social media such as Facebook (/QuinHouffMotorsports) Twitter (@p1_houff) and Instagram (@p1_houff).
Quin Houff 2016 Southern Super Series results:
Starts: 2 | Top Ten Finishes: 1 | Wins: 0 | Poles: 1