From Inside Line Promotions
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2016) – Sammy Swindell is teaming up with the Todd and Susan LaHaise owned Blazin’ Racin’ program during several marquee events to close the 2016 season.
The team will tackle the final three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races – Oct. 8 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Oct. 21-22 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio – as well as the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Oct. 27-29 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
“Growing up in Grand Forks, N.D., less than 200 feet from the now River Cities Speedway, watching Sammy race there and in Fargo, N.D., put sprint car racing in our blood,” Todd LaHaise said. “As a sprint car team owner and primary sponsor since 1992 it has always been a wish for us to have Sammy drive our car. This will successfully reunite our general manager Greg McCormick with Sammy and Amy Swindell again, which we are happily looking forward to.
“The Blazin’ Racin’ team just completed its second full season with driver Dusty Zomer with NO decisions on next year’s racing plans to be decided until December. With Sammy’s schedule open for these events it provided an opportunity to complete a sprint car owner’s goal of achievement. We are NOT going into these races from a career-ending promotional and marketing position. Our position is to provide and give Sammy the best equipment and support necessary to compete at 100 percent to plain and simple go out and WIN!”
Swindell and McCormick teamed together in 2010, which resulted in numerous wins.
“It’ll be fun to go do it and jump in another car,” Swindell said. “I’ve worked with Greg before. We’ve won races together so we’ll see where this goes. I’m grateful for the opportunity that Todd and Susan and Greg are providing.”
McCormick, who also worked with Swindell’s son, Kevin, is excited about the team’s opportunity at success during the handful of premier races.
“We’re acquainted with each other so I think it will be a seamless transition,” he said. “I believe we will be a contender from the first time out.”
Swindell is slated to drive for A.G. Rains this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.