Thursday, April 23, 2009
Michael Brothers Race Together
MICHAEL BROTHERS TEAMMATES FOR FIRST TIME
Sean and Curt Race Together for Heffner Racing Enterprises
For the first time ever, brothers Sean and Curt Michael will compete as teammates. Curt joins Heffner Racing Enterprises (www.heffnerracing.com) for next week’s All Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned race at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 1 and the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Thunder in the First State at Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, May 12.
With two cars on the track, team owner Mike Heffner is optimistic about the team’s chances for victory.
“Both Sean and Curt are excellent drivers and I feel fortunate having both of them running my cars. I get excited just seeing one speeding around the track, I can only imagine how I’ll feel seeing two,” anticipates Heffner.
Sean, Heffner Racing Enterprises’ lead driver, has a total of six championships, 104 career wins (including two All Star Circuit of Champions), and was awarded National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year for 1998.
Curt, reigning URC champion for the past five years (six championships total), had previously raced 410s for the teams of Mike Bostic, Bill Tanger, and Walt Dyer. He is looking forward to returning to Williams Grove and racing in front of his home state fans in Delaware.
“I’m excited to get back into a 410 and really thankful to Mike and Sean for the opportunity. It means a lot to me that they would allow me race their equipment,” said Curt.
Though looking forward to racing together and even helping each other prepare their respective racecars, the difference in the brothers’ competitive natures should make for a very interesting match-up.
“It’s cool. We’ve raced together in URC. Once you get racing, it’s just another car. I’m sure he feels the same way,” assumes Sean.
Not quite. Though Curt initially echoed that sentiment, when pressed, he admitted that racing against his big brother is not like racing against other drivers.
“It’s a little different. When we see each other, I’m sure we both sit up in the seat a little bit more and try to pass each other just a little bit harder,” says Curt.
“I think Curt will do a good job. He did a great job in 410s before and will do a great job again,” concludes Sean.
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