BOWMANVILLE, ON- After a frustrating 6th place finish in Peterborough Speedway competition last Saturday, Bryan Sudsbury will enter June 20th’s event with hopes of securing a much-needed trip to victory lane.
One week ago, Sudsbury appeared poised for a podium finish when lap-16 contact spun his No. 29 – relegating him to the rear of the field. Despite the contact and ensuing damage, Sudsbury managed to claw his way back to a finish just outside the top-5, though the Bowmanville, ON-based driver knows his Sudsy Motorsports team is capable of far more.
“That one was a tough pill to swallow,” explains Sudsbury. “We had a car fast enough to finish on the podium last Saturday – there’s no doubt in my mind”
“When he got into me, I was just doing everything I could to keep it out of the fence. That’s just one of those deals. He came down and apologized afterwards, which was definitely appreciated. Hopefully we can move past this and not have a repeat of it this week”
With a pair of top-6 finishes to open up the 2015 season, Sudsbury laments he’s not quite ready to fold up his tent.
“Even with some rough luck, we’ve had a 5th and a 6th place finish – so I’m not quite ready to have a fire sale just yet,” says ‘Party Time’ with his trademark laugh. “This car has been getting better with every practice session, heat race and feature. Even if the results aren’t showing that yet”
“I want to win for my guys more than anything,” adds the 2012 Peterborough Speedway champion. “This team works so hard on this car to give me a good piece on race day, I want to start rewarding them for their time. We’ve been really fast and as soon as we get a little bit of luck, I think we’re more than capable of making a few trips to victory lane”
Tonight will mark only Sudsbury’s third appearance behind the wheel of the brand new Port City by McHattie chassis and he hopes, with some additional adjustments and seat time, to work his way to the podium for the first time this season.
“I’ve never had a brand new car before, so it’s been an experience just working with Dan [McHattie] on making little tweaks and changes to get everything to our liking,” says Sudsbury. “This car is an amazing piece. I haven’t even started to show what it’s capable of”
“When the competition is this tight, sometimes a little bit of luck can make all the difference. We’ll just keep at it and see if we can’t get things turned around tonight.”
Details for Peterborough Speedway’s June 20th event can be found at www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Fans can follow ‘Party Time’ on Twitter @SudsburyRacing or on Facebook via the brand new Bryan Sudsbury Racing page.
Sudsbury’s Port City by McHattie entry carries sponsorship from Deighton Design, Alma Mechanical, Darrel’s Die Casts, RVL Masonry, Deighton, Cochrane Automotive, Great Canadian RV, Flash Fire Coatings, RB Blast Services Inc. and Castrol.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)