@BrightonSpdwy •BRIGHTON – May 26, 2016 – Following his first career Comp 4 win last Saturday night, Trenton’s Adam Flieler has been named Campbellford Chysler Driver of the Week for the week ending in May 21.
The Brighton Speedway driver has had impressive success over the first three weeks of the season, claiming a pair of runner-up finishes before grabbing the checkered flag last week. Perhaps most remarkable is that Flieler stepped away from the division for two years before returning at the start of 2016.
“It’s been great being back. I was fortunate enough to hit my setup right on the nose and it’s been working good for me,” Flieler explained. “There’s definitely a competitive field up front and it’s going to be hard to beat them the rest of the year, but I think we’ve got what it takes.”
Last season’s win in Stinger action was his first career feature win. He set out to win a feature this season and finish each race in the top-five. Mission accomplished, so far. As a result of the early success, Flieler’s expectations have increased.
I have picked them up a little by myself. I think I’m a fairly strong contender for a championship,” Flieler remarked. “A championship would be an absolute goal and we’re going to try for it. I think we’re close.”
It certainly doesn’t hurt Flieler acquired the 2013 championship car of Tom Vance for this season. He’s received advice from Vance, but the operator for the city of Quinte West Parks Department is really a one-man army with a little bit of help from his two-year-old son Duncan.
“For the most part it’s pretty much my own two hands that do all the wrenching, My fiancé, Samantha, is a huge help as well putting up with me spending so much time in the shop,” Flieler said. “My son, Duncan, he keeps me motivated on the whole thing. He loves going in the garage and poking at the racecar with a wrench. He’s going to be right in to it.”
The support from both of his parents has also been a big part of his success, Flieler said.
“My dad gives me a hand whenever he has spare time,” Flieler explained. “My mother is also a huge part of my racing career. She has stood behind me 110% since day one.”
Like any driver, Flieler’s has a number of dedicated sponsors who have supported his efforts this season. His No.11 carries support this season from Double D Sports Bar & Grill, R&E Tire, ABC Taxi, Larry’s Towing, Fellows Trucking and Apex Graphics.
“All of my sponsors have been a huge help. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am without those guys,” Flieler said.
After his year off, Flieler initially intended to return to the track in a Pro Stock or Canadian Modified, but ultimately decided Comp 4 competition is where he would compete. That may still be the plan down the line.
“When you get in to the big cars, you’re seven days a week dedicated to your car. Maybe when my young lad is a little older and he can really understand what’s going on I’ll intend on moving up,” Flieler said.
For now, Flieler’s focus is on Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Dibbits Excavating and 95.5 Hits FM. For more information on the event at Brighton Speedway, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.
2016 WINNERS TO DATE
Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 1 – Phil Potts (April 30); 1 – Adam Turner (May 14); 1 – Steve Baldwin (May 21)
Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 1 – Dan Ferguson (April 30); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14)
Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 1 – Justin Ramsay (April 30); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Doug Anderson (May 21)
Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 2 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14), 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21)
Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14)
Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14)
Dibbits Excavating: Dibbits Excavating is an excavating contractor located in the Quinte Region. Dibbits offers a full range of excavating services and a wide variety of soil products. Dibbits has continuously expanded since its inception in 1970. Dibbits is a proud sponsor of Brighton Speedway and several racers. Dibbits Excavating – moving the world one bucket at a time. Visit them at 132 Country Road 40 in Trenton or online at www.dibbitsexcavating.com.
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Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Belleville Boyer Nissan, Belleville Transmission & Auto, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bicknell Racing Products, Bill’s Johns, BJ McColl Fams, Bonn Law, Boyer Chevrolet Napanee, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian Energy, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5, Classic Rock 107.9 The Breeze, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, CSC Products, Davis Auto Repair, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Eastern Overhead Doors, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gilmour’s Meat Shop, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Hellraiser Race Bodies, Hewbrook Incorporated, Hits FM 95.5, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Humber Nurseries, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, JJ Stewart Motors, John’s Equipment, Jones Automotive, KD Transmission, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, KOA Campground of Brighton, Krown Rust Control Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Leaf Racewear, Leclair Electric, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, Maestro’s Painting, Mark Heating & Cooling, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monacoe’s Hair Salon & Day Spa, Monster Energy, Motosports of Trenton, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing My FM 100.9/93.3, Mystical Distributing, NecksGen Head and Neck Restraint, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Peter’s South End Garage, Qunte Mall, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, REMAX (Saoirse Graham & Nicole Parks), ROCK 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stewart Electric, Stix & Stones Billiards, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Target Fabrication, TAS Communications, The Trentonian, Therapeutic Massage Centre, Towne and Country Liquidation, Turris Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Vanderlaan Building Products, Vandermeer Toyota, VanZuylen Tire and Alignment, The Vinyl Solution, Vito’s Restaurant and Workman’s OK Tire.
About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under RUSH Late Model Weekly Series sanctioning.
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