Sam Mazzo, a Burns resident, grabbed his first victory in the second EMA race of the year after leading every lap in the 40-lap event at Veterans Motorplex.
Mazzo started the event on the outside in the front row and took over the lead from his good friend Mason Hoskins. From there on out, it was all Mazzo.
“It was a very humbling moment, Sam Mazzo said. “It was in front of a very excited hometown crowd, as well as my family and friends, making that moment even more special.”
A red-flag crash with seven laps remaining caused a restart, but Mazzo held off Jessica Bean, a four-time defending series champion and cruised to his first victory. Bean was right behind Mazzo for the remaining seven laps, but Mazzo focused and pulled away for the win.
With Mazzo’s win at Veterans Motorplex, he is now moving forward and trying to build on the momentum. He finished second two weekends ago at Ona Speedway in Ona, West Virginia and is now looking to participate in a driver development program to prepare for the next level.
“This is a very competitive sport,” Mazzo said. “I am excited about building on the success I have had so far and dream of having the Mazzo Motorsports No. 31 brand displayed all across the country.”
Of course, Mazzo didn’t just show up and start taking the track by storm. He’s had some help along the way.
“First and foremost, Jesus Christ, who is certainly would not have gotten to this point in my career without,” Mazzo said. “I thank God every day for the opportunities I have in life and for a great family who supports me in all I do. My dad, Tony, along with John Lomier and Todd Powlas, work tirelessly to set up my car specifically for each track and the rest of my loving family support me as well. In particular, my mom and grandmother, who attend all of my races. Last but not least, my sponsors are very generous as well; SRM Concrete, Elder Building Supply, DevMar Products, Reynolds and Reynolds and Sunbelt Rentals.”
Mazzo’s next two doubleheader races will be at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina and Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, South Carolina.
“Both of these events will bring tough competition,” Mazzo said. “Those two doubleheader races will host the most cars of any race this season.”
If anyone is interested in keeping up with Mazzo’s progress, check out Mazzo Motorsports on Facebook. Also, if anyone is interested in a sponsorship with Mazzo Motorsports, they can reach out to Tony Mazzo at 615-364-8479.