2011 Driver Profile: Sean Dolan - Racing Strong in the Late Models

March 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM

By: Steven Petty
This Driver Profile was previously published in the 2011 Souvenir Program

dolan.jpgSean Dolan has been racing for two seasons behind the wheel of his silver and blue number 57 in the Late Model division here at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex. The competitor from Kenmore is sponsored by Jensen’s Citgo Service with help from associate sponsors Zetti’s Pizza and Pasta, Underground Autosound and Pops.

The body on the Dolan racer is a 2010 Chevy Impala with a 2003 Howe Chassis underneath. Fred Dorner, Tom Fedele and Mike Catalano are credited for turning the wrenches on the sharp looking #57 for Dolan. On Saturday nights here at Holland, Sean is also helped out in the pits by many competitors that are parked near him.

Even though Sean has only been driving the Late Model for two seasons; Sean did score himself a heat win in 2010. He does have an expectation for himself this season, that being to “win a feature”. Dolan says that he is “trying to help the class grow and it is a fun class to run”.

The Late Models are known as the Late Models of Tomorrow (LAMOT). LAMOT instituted the use of a longer lasting tire, the low cost 602 crate motor, and pump instead of race fuel. The Late Models began racing here at the Speedway on a limited schedule in 2008 with running the full schedule starting in 2009. The Late Models are sponsored by Emerling Chevrolet, Auto Wrench Connection, Dr. Leon T. Kantor D.D.S., Mighty Taco, Trank Real Estate and VSP Marketing and Graphic Group. The LAMOT Late Model division began as an idea in the fall of 2007 as a way to make weekly racing more affordable and competitive. It was created by a group of current and former drivers, team owners, and tech inspectors with a combined 145 plus years of experience in racing. Over the winter of 2007 a set of rules was put together with the goal of making the division more affordable for teams looking to move up to a Late Model and less expensive to run weekly.

Sean wanted to be a part of the history of racing here at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex and racing in the new Late Model class is a dream come true for Dolan. “It’s a new class and it is a great organization to race with”. The Late Models of Tomorrow got their initial green flag in May of 2008 here on the Holland high banks with five entries. At the end of the season, the speedway announced that the Late Models were running each and every Saturday night.

Sean has a nickname that was given to him because of his hair color. Sean has red hair and so the nickname “Red” was born and everyone calls him Red in the pit area here at Holland. Sean doesn’t have any plans on moving up at this current time. What he likes most about racing at Holland are the people. “The fans are great and the officials work with everyone” said Sean. Throughout the years, there are more and more new drivers that are calling Holland home, and Sean is an up and coming driver with a bright future ahead of him.