BADEN, ON- In the midst of a breakout campaign with the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Corey Jones will unload at Peterborough Speedway this weekend for the tour finale and a chance at securing his second career series podium.
“The way I see it, this weekend is all about having nothing to lose and everything to gain,” explains Jones. “All we need to do is start the A Main to secure ourselves a top-5, which means the points racing ended at Sunset. I’m done worrying about the standings. Now, I’m focused on wheeling this thing to the front”
Jones scored the first podium of his OSCAAR Super Late Model career in his most recent appearance at the facility on September 5th – and hopes to follow that up with a strong run at this weekend’s Autumn Colours Classic.
“Any time you can finish anywhere close to the front at Peterborough it’s a pretty special feeling,” says the first-generation racer. “It’s just such a tough place to get around. It’s so hard to pass and make up any ground at all, so even moves that would work for you on any given night seem to take a lot more time and effort to pull off at Peterborough”
“Peterborough exaggerates a driver’s flaws,” adds Jones. “I mean, if you’re off by just a little bit, that track will amplify it and make it far worse”
Despite his recent top-3 finish, Jones knows that his Griffen + Highbury sponsored effort will be tested throughout the three day event.
“I don’t think it’s a secret that Peterborough is one of my worst tracks,” admits Jones. “I feel as though our entire team has improved every time we’ve raced there, but we still give up a lot of laps to some of the teams that have been doing this a lot longer than us”
“We’re throwing a different setup at it this weekend and we’re hoping we can get out in front of it and continue to improve as the days go on”
Jones was critical of his 7th place outing in the most recent tour event at Sunset Speedway on September 27th, and hopes to finish his 2015 campaign on a more positive note.
“We just missed the setup at Sunset,” shrugs the personable wheelman. “It was a frustrating race. I had the bump steer way off. So, every time I dove into the corner, the car wanted to hook right towards the wall”
“That’s not the way our season ends – not a chance,” continues Jones. “These guys have worked way too hard for us to finish the schedule with a performance we aren’t proud of. This weekend is all about redeeming ourselves and setting up for the off-season with a run that people can talk about.”
For more information on Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, visit www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Corey Jones’ 2015 season is fueled by Griffen + Highbury, Nelson Aggregate, LaFleche Roofing, Royal Bank of Canada, Accountable Automotive, Castle Building Centres, Anmar Cleaning, Oktane Productions, Ken Robinson Refrigeration and EPIC Racewear.
Fans can stay up to date with Corey and the rest of the team by visiting the official Corey Jones Racing page on Facebook and by following @CoreyJones82 on Twitter.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)