Competing at Sunset Speedway this past season, Randi Seguin was solid throughout the entire campaign en route to sixth-place finish in the year-end standings. As part of the new Catching up with…. series, Seguin spoke about the year and more.
SHORT TRACK MUSINGS: What are your thoughts looking back on 2017?
RANDI SEGUIN: 2017 was a long season with a lot of ups and downs. It was our team’s first year without the #24 car – that took some getting used to. Not having Rick (Butler) there was hard. Doug (Butler) and the No. 10 seemed to be plagued with problems all season. I just wanted to come out of each night with little to no issues. I knew the competition would be steep this year, so when I found myself in the top 10 I knew I’d have to fight to stay there. I’m pretty happy with where I ended up in the standings at the end of it all.
STM: What was the most memorable moment of the year for you?
RS: I have two memorable moments from the season. One is was having my sponsor (ADK Industries) in the stands to see me get a win. The smiles on his kids faces when they met me in the tech shed is something I’ll remember for a long time. The other is from one of our autograph nights. I was having handling issues during the heats only to find out that the bolts on my tranny mount had backed out, allowing everything to move. My crew chief worked fast to get everything back together just in time for the autograph session and feature.
STM: Where do you feel you can get even better?
RS: I know I can improve on my driving style. With help from Doug, I think I can learn to drive “Nashcar” to victory lane more often.
STM: What are your plans for 2018?
RS: For the 2018 Season all I know right now is we will be doing a part time schedule. Not exactly sure what that looks like yet but we’re talking about it.
STM: How did you get your start in racing?
RS: I started out doing demolition derby’s with my father. He used to race at Sunset back in the 80s and he knew it was something I had always wanted to try so we decided to jump in. We bought Adam Misner’s car in 2011 and started racing at Barrie Speedway. I’ve met a lot of amazing people through racing and if I could do it all over again, I’d do it all the same.
STM: What’s the most memorable moment of your career to date?
RS: The most memorable moment of my racing career is still my very first win. After working so hard to get it, to finally be able to hold that checkered flag was amazing. I don’t think I stopped smiling all night that night.