TO GO TOUR RACING
Wall Stadium Regular Steps Up to Whelen Modified Tour
to take his racing career to the next level, Andrew
Krause will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and
compete for the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Krause, of Holmdel, New Jersey, comes to the Whelen
Modified Tour following a rising racing career at
Wall Stadium. In 2016 he and the No. 24 Supreme
Manufacturing Chevrolet team will take to the road
for the first time.
“I think it will be an awesome experience to go see
some new tracks and have some new experiences,”
Krause said. “I thought this was where we needed to
The 25-year-old originally got his start in racing
in entry-level modifieds at the venerable New Jersey
oval. After running some small block and big block
dirt modifieds, he’s competed in the Wall/SK
modified division in recent years.
“It’s the natural progression of things,” Krause
said. “We’ve got pretty comfortable running our car
at Wall. We started there in the entry level and
moved up, and now we’re ready to progress to the
Krause’s father, Cliff, owns the No. 24 Chevrolet
and veteran Whelen Modified Tour team owner Ralph
Solhem will serve as the crew chief. The team has
one of Buzz Chew Racing’s former cars with a Troyer
TA-2 chassis and spec engine.
“I’m excited for the experience,” Krause said. “We
have all of the right stuff going for us. We have a
proven car, we have Ralph with all of his experience
and we have good and dedicated crew. I think all of
the elements are there for us to put together some
Krause is the third driver to-date to declare
intentions to run for Sunoco Rookie of the Year
along with Craig Lutz and Matt Swanson.
“We kind of have our sights on it,” Krause said.
“We’ll have that in the back of our minds. We really
don’t have experience at any of these tracks so
we’ll just be trying to put down some solid finishes
and gain as much experience as we can.”
Krause will get his first laps at Thompson Speedway
Motorsports Park in the No. 24 this Saturday during
the track’s open test session.
The 17-race NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will
commence with the Icebreaker 150 on Sunday, April 10
at Thompson. For 42nd Annual Icebreaker weekend
event and ticket information, please visit
Jason Cunningham /
March 25, 2016