DURHAM, ON- One week removed from a top-10 finish in Round 9 of the OSCAAR Modified Tour at Kawartha Speedway, Tommy Robb is ready to get back behind the wheel. The former Ltd. Late Model regular will make his Delaware Speedway debut on August 15th, when the OSCAAR tour comes to town for Round 10 of their 2014 schedule.
“This season has been all about unknowns, and this week is no different”, says Robb as he works to prepare his family-owned No. 88R.
“I haven’t had the chance to turn a lap at Delaware, but I’ve seen a few Late Model races there. It’s big, it’s fast and it looks like the perfect place for our style of racing”
Even after an 8th place finish on August 10th at Kawartha Speedway, Robb’s team is still working to piece their Sturrock Construction/Revolution Race Products No. 88R back together after a near season-ending wreck at Peterborough Speedway on August 2nd.
“Our wreck at Peterborough took a lot out of us”, admits the 2014 Rookie of the Year contender. “It destroyed the front end of the car and we’re just now getting it back to where it used to be”
“Wrecking that hard, just a few weeks after blowing our primary motor, definitely wasn’t in the pre-season game plan”, continues Robb with a laugh, “but we really want the Rookie of the Year title, and we’ll do what we can to make a run at it”
When asked his game plan for Delaware, Robb maintains that despite all the adversity the team has faced, their goals remain the same.
“We just want to keep the car in one piece, and make up as many positions as we can. That’s been our strategy all season long, and that’s exactly what we hope to do at Delaware on Friday night. Consistency is key, because we’re still very much in the top-5 in points even with all that’s gone on in the last month”
“We’ve been in a bit of a slump the last two races, and Delaware is as good a place as any to have that breakout performance and get back to making some noise on this tour. Even with all the work we’ve had, our whole team has had a blast following the tour, and all we want now is a strong finish to our rookie year. A solid run at Delaware would re-build our confidence and set us up for a run through the last four events of the season”
Gate times and ticket prices for the OSCAAR Modified Tour’s lone visit to Delaware this season can be found at www.DelawareSpeedway.com.
Robb and the rest of the 88R team would like to thank First General Services of Hanover and Kitchener, Sturrock Construction, Roymar Construction, Revolution Race Products and Tommy’s Mother and Father for their continued support.
Fans can follow Tommy and the team on Twitter @Relentless88R.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)