EDMONTON, AB- Following a disappointing finish to an otherwise stellar outing in the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil1 event at Edmonton International Raceway on July 11th, veteran Mark Dilley is focused on a strong run at Saskatoon’s Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
Dilley acclimated himself to Edmonton International Raceway almost immediately, during the ‘Alberta Has Energy 300’, pacing the field across two afternoon practice sessions before timing in second quickest in qualifying.
“We had a phenomenal car at Edmonton”, stressed Dilley when reached for comment. “These Micks Motorsports guys really outdid themselves. It was one of the best cars I’ve had in years”
The Barrie, ON veteran ran in the runner-up position for the first 40-laps of the race, before a rear-end failure on lap-40 sidelined his Leland Industries/Johnsonville Sausage No. 02 for an extended stay on pit road.
“I’m proud of my guys for getting us back on track after we lost the rear end”, said Dilley. “We could have given up, loaded the car and moved on, but they worked through it. They changed the gears and we were able to make some laps”
“We were better than our 19th place finish. There’s no doubt about that. But, given the circumstances, I’m incredibly proud of our team”
Following his run at Edmonton International, Dilley is eager to return to action on Wednesday, July 16th at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway for the ‘Velocity Prairie Thunder 250’.
“If our car at Auto Clearing is half as good as it was at Edmonton, I think we’ll have an excellent chance to run at the front”, smiled Dilley.
“They have a beautiful facility in Saskatoon”, continued Dilley. “I’ve always loved racing there. The track’s been good to us – we finished 2nd there last season – so hopefully we can build on that and get this team their first win of the season”
For more information on Wednesday’s event at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, visit www.AutoClearingMotorSpeedway.ca.
Mark Dilley’s 2014 campaign is fueld by Johnsonville Sausage, Leland Industries, Dickies, Beyond Digital Imaging, Castrol Canada, Cathcart Trucking, Thor Motors, Sam Ester, Candy Tree Gourmet Lollipops and Seguin Marina.
About Johnsonville Sausage:
Since 1945 Johnsonville has been producing sausage with old world recipes from 19th- century Austria. Johnsonville is a proud supporter of Canadian Agriculture supporting farmers across Canada. Johnsonville produces several varieties of fresh Dinner and Breakfast sausage along with multiple flavours of Smoked Sausage available throughout Canada.
Visit Johnsonville.ca for product and recipe ideas.
About Leland Industries:
Leland Industries, a Canadian manufacturer, produces a complete offering of Bolts, Nuts, Screws for the Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial construction industry. In 2014, An addition of 50,000 sq. ft. to our Toronto manufacturing facility will bring our production capability up to ¾ X 6″ Bolts and 7/8″ Nuts. Leland services the industry through a network of eight Sales and Warehouse locations across North America. We take pride in stating, “North American steel, North American Labor”. We Do Not Import!!!
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)