Source: Extreme Kleaner/Smart Emissions Reducer/Extreme Energy Solutions sponsored racers finish the season strong for their first partnered campaign, with positive showings at the Orange County Fair Speedway and Accord Speedway; drivers Tommy Vigh Jr. and Connor Otten make strong finishes in 2016 as they set their sights on 2017 race season.
The 2016 racing season has come to an end at the Orange County Fair Speedway, located in Middletown, New York and at the Accord Speedway, located in Accord, New York; where both Tommy Vigh Jr., driver of the #92 Sportsman Modified Extreme Kleaner-Extreme Energy Solutions sponsored machine, and Connor Otten, the rising rookie driver of the #11 Sportsman Modified Smart Emissions Reducer-Extreme Energy Solutions sponsored ride, competed on a weekly basis in hunt of the points championship.
Both drivers would make a showing at both tracks, each calling a track their home track, while running a partial campaign at the other track. This was the first year of a multi-year campaign for both drivers to be working together as teammates and having the support of the green technology company, Extreme Energy Solutions, at their side. Both drivers ended the season in respectable position as it relates the total number of weekly competitors would battle for wins, points, bragging rights, and new sponsor dollars and deals.
Tommy Vigh Jr., the driver of the #92 Extreme Kleaner Sportsman entry entered the weekly field at the Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown, NY) as a regular at the “Hard Clay.” After a dismal season, finishing near the end of the pack (36th) in 2015 as driver of the #4NY Sportsman ride, Vigh took behind the wheel of the Extreme Kleaner machine and finished the 2016 campaign 18th in points; a major accomplishment for the driver whom had major trouble qualifying early on in the season for a feature race. Vigh outpaced his 2015 record, having qualified and finished most of the races he entered and winning a series of qualifying heats.
“This year was the first time working together with teammates and with our new sponsors and car owners. There was a big learning curve in getting use to the updated equipment and new engine packages sourced out by our sponsor,” commented Tommy Vigh Jr. “Near the end of the season we were beginning to get things right, with the handling and the engine tuning. We believe we would have had some stronger finishes however we ran out of racing season. We only had a chance to compete in 14 contests due to races being cancelled for inclement weather,” added Vigh. “It was nice to get in a few races at Accord Speedway this year.” Tommy Vigh Jr. finished 33rd with only participating a few regularly scheduled events.
Connor Otten, driver of the #11 Smart Emissions Reducer Sportsman machine, dedicated his campaign at the Accord Speedway, located in the Catskills of New York, as a weekly competitor at the Friday Night bargain. Otten fiercely fought for position and would not bow to the pressures of being a rookie or to the challenges that plagued his season; and finished 7th in points out of 44 drivers whom showed up at the Accord venue. This is a major upset from his 2015 run where Otten had ran a limited schedule due to vehicle issues and lack of sponsorship.
Otten also competed on Saturday nights at the Hard Clay, racing in the Rookie Sportsman Division. There he had a number of top five finishes as a Rookie Division competitor and finished 39th out of the 84 man Sportsman roster.
“Once we worked out the bugs, the car began to handle really good on the short track (Accord); and when it would respond, did well within the ranks at Middletown (OCFS); Connor Otten contributed.
“We had a lot of help in the pits and off the track in getting the car ready. Our sponsors were great and provided much needed boost so that we could make for a good showing each week. We wish we could have done better and will aim to do so in 2017.”
Both drivers are slated to continue their campaign as representatives of Extreme Energy Solutions and the Company’s product lines; in the Sportsman division as they look forward toward the 2017 Season.
“Extreme is proud of both driver’s ability, which their skill sets began to reveal near the end of the season,” commented Samuel K. Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, “both drivers are great representatives of our products and of the sport. We enjoyed working with them as the contributed toward our advertising and marketing efforts, and took a sincere interest in testing our products and technology; furthering the amount of data we have on file supporting the effectiveness of our products in real time use.”
“We look to continue our program into 2017 with both drivers, and will make our announcement about our 2017 campaign later this year; however we still have 2016 to look forward to, as the request for these cars to be showed at events, store openings, and product launches have been many. We are glad to promote the sport and our products, brining green to the racing venue and educating potential new fans about both efforts and the sport,” wrapped up Burlum.