Peterborough, ON (August 18, 2014)- It was exactly the shot in the arm the veteran racer from the Alderville First Nation needed to turn his season around.
After kicking-off Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 campaign wheeling the tried and true yellow #28 machine in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car division, Howie Crowe parked the fan favourite ride known as ‘The Bus’ and brought out the newest equipment in the team’s shops, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the handle ‘Black Magic’. Almost immediately, the new piece began to pay dividends on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Crowe says he now knows that he should have brought the car to the track weeks sooner.
“I know it sounds silly, but there’s just something about this car. It’s almost like it knows how to win races,” said the driver, with a smile. “I drove this car to the title at Mosport in 2013. It would be great to add another piece of championship hardware to the collection back at the shop, but we have some unfinished business to take care of first.”
Crowe and his team will be looking to log their best possible finishes during the two remaining events on the schedule for Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval. He’ll enter the Saturday, August 23 show with a slight five point advantage over Anthony DiBello and knowing the third and fourth place drivers in the standings are also still within striking means the driver of the #28 will need to take a cautiously aggressive approach into each night’s action.
“It could all end-up going away with a wrong turn of the steering wheel, so we’ll have to be careful; but not too careful,” said Crowe. “My family has been doing this for a long time, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone if there is some extra crew help pitching-in to keep us in the fight. At the start of the year, we decided to run the 2014 season in memory of my brother Brad and claiming the track championship would be the perfect way to wrap things up.”
After capturing the Saturday, July 26 Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car main event, Howie Crowe heads into the final events on the schedule confident that his team can get the job done and take the championship hardware back to the Alderville First Nation.
The #28 team is proudly supported for 2014 by Crowe Brothers Roofing, Trail’s End, Custom Steering and Mayhew Graphics, with team publicity and promotional assistance provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Next action at Peterborough Speedway is Saturday, August 23. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and racing at 6:00.
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media