WOODVILLE, ON- With three feature victories to kick off his 2015 season, defending Peterborough Speedway Thunder Car champion Anthony DiBello will look to July 18th’s event to continue his early-season momentum and further distance himself from his closest pursuers in his hunt for back-to-back track championships.
“This is one of the events we’ve been looking forward to all year,” explains DiBello. “The APC Series has been taking up headlines all season, and we’re expecting a huge crowd. Racing in front of a packed grandstand always gives you an extra bit of motivation. So we’ll be looking to park this ‘ol girl in victory lane for sure”
DiBello has enjoyed tremendous success thus far in 2015, but will enter Saturday’s event in search of a rebound after an uncharacteristically frustrating outing on July 11th saddled him with an 8th place finish.
“Our season, as a whole, has been amazing,” notes the rising star. “It’s tough to complain when you’re leading the points, but I know there’s so much more that we can get out of this car. Last Saturday wasn’t a great night for us, so we’ll be coming for a little bit of redemption this weekend. We’re motivated and we’re hungry. It’s going to be tough for these guys to keep us out on Saturday”
After a heralding back and forth points battle with friendly rival Howie Crowe extended to the final race of the season in 2014, DiBello entered his title defense with hopes of controlling the points lead for the entirety of the 2015 schedule.
“We came into this season knowing that we wanted to do everything in our power to lead the points from end to end. So far, we’ve been able to do that, but we know we’re a long way from the banquet right now. This isn’t the time to get lazy”
“If we stumble or let up or have many more nights like we did last Saturday, then Howie [Crowe] will be on us in a heartbeat. We’re ready to rebound with a win this weekend. We’re not aiming for anything less than that”
“As good as the car has been at times this season, we’re constantly working to take it to the next level,” continues DiBello. “We’re excited to try some new things out this weekend. And, if that doesn’t work, we’ve got a couple of proven combinations that should be enough to get us to the front.”
Details for July 18th’s event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Anthony DiBello’s Peterborough Speedway championship defense is powered by DiBello Towing, B&G Truck Repair, Race Toyota, Federal Wireless Communications, Giorgio’s Fine Dining, Langille’s Scrap & Cores, Kawartha Lakes Contracting, Country 105, Nick Oram Autobody and MBH Southern Iron.
Fans can stay up to date with Anthony and the rest of the team by visiting the official DiBello Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)