WOODVILLE, ON- Deep in the heart of a 2015 season that has been nothing short of dominant, second-generation racer Anthony DiBello is one night away from his second straight Peterborough Speedway Thunder Car championship.
The rising star has carved out an incredible six feature wins this season – including an emphatic win in his most recent appearance at the speedway on August 29th.
“The part I love the most about our team is that we never stop learning,” says DiBello. “Wether we win or finish off of the podium, we always come back to the trailer at the end of the night with a bunch of stuff we want to change or try out next week”
“We’re not big fans of ‘good enough’,” adds the blue-collar up-and-comer. “We’re never totally happy”
The Woodville, ON driver’s family-run operation has garnered more than its fair share of attention over the course of two seasons at Peterborough – with Anthony rapidly becoming one of the province’s elite almost overnight.
“I feel like a huge part of our success comes from the fact that we believe in this team. We have right from Day One,” explains DiBello.
“Most of the guys on this crew have been here from the very beginning, so we’ve come up together. It’s tough to match that. We don’t have a lot of the conveniences that the high-dollar teams do – we just have a bunch of guys that are crazy enough to stay in the shop until the job’s done”
And, despite his dominant 2015 season, DiBello insists his team is not finished improving.
“Most of what we’ve picked up on has been through trial and error,” says DiBello. “When this car comes off the track after practice, it’s up to us to figure out what it’s doing because there’s no one coming to save us. We have nobody to rely on but ourselves. And, at first that was a huge challenge, but it’s actually made us way stronger”
“We’ve had the Late Model out a couple times this season, and that’s definitely an avenue that we’re looking at for 2016. But, right now, all I’m focused on is making this car as fast as possible and winning the final points night. It’s been an awesome ride, but it’s not over yet. We still have some work to do and we can’t stop until this championship is locked up.”
DiBello will enter the final night of competition at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday, September 5th with a 54-point lead over his closest pursuer.
For details, visit 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)