SAUBLE BEACH, ON- APC United Late Model Series event winner Andrew Gresel will look for his first career Grisdale Triple Crown win this weekend, when he unloads at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest.
The second-generation racer will be one of many APC United Late Model Series regulars in the field, prepared for a unique Triple-50 feature format that will be every bit as much a test of endurance as it will be a measurement of skill and equipment.
“Now that our car has started to cooperate, and our luck is turning around, I’m not ready for the off-season yet,” laughs Gresel.
“I want to race as many more events as we can. I’ve been really happy with how our car has responded in our last two events, and I look forward to seeing just where we stack up against some of the top Pro Late Model talent from Flamboro and across Ontario this weekend”
Gresel is hoping to rebound from a frustrating finish at Delaware Speedway’s APC Series-sanctioned Great Canadian Race, in which he ended with a DNF after taking the white flag lap within the top-5.
“We had a great car at Delaware and just couldn’t get the finish we deserved. That’s sort of been the way our season has gone,” says Gresel. “To be in position for a top-5 on the last lap, in a race as big as the Great Canadian, speaks to how good this team can be”
“I’m hoping to tap into that this weekend. If we can pick up right where we left off at Delaware, I think I can race this thing to the front”
The event, paying a healthy $4400-to-win, is sure to draw some of the best competition from across Ontario, with APC Series regulars doing battle with perennially competitive Flamboro Speedway regulars.
“I don’t think this event is going to feel much different than a tour race to be honest,” shrugs the Sauble Falls Racing representative.
“Look at the guys that have already committed to being there,” adds the former Delaware Speedway weekly champion. “[Shawn] Chenoweth, [Mat] Box, [Steve] Laking, [David] Elliott – these teams are incredibly tough to beat at Flamboro. It’s going to take a great strategy to get through all three 50-lappers unscathed. We’ve beat these guys once this season and we can do it again. We just might need an extra bit of luck.”
For more information on Frostoberfest and the Grisdale Triple Crown visit www.FlamboroSpeedway.ca.
Andrew Gresel’s 2015 efforts are supported by Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park, London Recreational, Canadian Union of Skilled Workers, HY-Grade Roofing, Have1.com and Raden Givari of eHomes.
Follow the team on Twitter @SaubleFalls81 and be sure to visit the Andrew Gresel Sauble Falls Facebook page.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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