In the April 10th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we unveil Sauble Speedway heavyweight Tim Ellis’ brand new look, take a glance at Brandon Watson’s vinyl scheme for this weekend’s ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Toledo Speedway and preview the off-season preparation of APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products driver Mike Bentley and Mini Stock rising star Chad Corcoran.
Here’s our first look at Sauble Speedway Ltd. Late Model contender Tim Ellis’ new look for the 2015 season. The former ALSTAR Super Series standout will campaign a freshly built Hamke by Brian MacDonald chassis, in a bid for what he hopes will be his second career Sauble championship. Ellis joins a crowded list of contenders, including Jason Parker, Scott McTeer, Josh Stade and Tom Gibbons. In addition to a weekly title, Ellis also hopes that his ImageWraps.ca-designed wrap will put him in the running for Sauble’s “Best Appearing” award. The Kitchener, ON veteran’s return to fulltime competition is made possible thanks to a brand new marketing agreement with Fibernetics, Academy Construction and Beohmers. Fans can stay up to date on Tim’s progress all season long at the brand new Tim Ellis Racing page on Facebook.
Former OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour champion Brandon Watson has sent along these photos of his Knightworks Design-wrapped car for tomorrow’s ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Toledo Speedway. Watson will make his first start with the Midwestern-based tour since October 2014. The third-generation competitor hopes to compete alongside a bevy of Super Late Model racing’s top contenders, including former tour champion Travis Braden, former Winchester 400 winner Boris Jurkovic and rising star Ty Majeski. Sponsorship for Watson’s trip to Ohio is made possible thanks to Shear Metal Products and Knightworks Design. Fans can follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonWatson15 or visit the official Brandon Watson Racing page on Facebook for updates.
Here’s an ‘in progress’ shot of 2-time Autumn Colours Classic champion Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley’s newly acquired Grand American Race Cars ride. The Guelph, ON driver will compete fulltime with the APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products this season, and hopes that a brand new chassis will help his team’s odds whilst competing alongside provincial heavyweights Shawn Chenoweth, Jamie Cox, Dwayne Baker and Jason Parker. Bentley will once again work alongside Streamline Race Products founder Shaun McWhirter with additional support coming from Grand American Race Cars, AFCO and PRO Shocks. Fans can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeBentley51.
Mini Stock division rising star Chad Corcoran has sent along a look at his ride for the upcoming 2015 season. The second-generation driver is finishing up a significant rebuild of his Nissan 240SX, with only weeks remaining before his team’s first event of the year. The Milton, ON driver will base his program out of Flamboro Speedway, but hopes to put together a touring program that will allow him to visit speedways across Ontario. Marketing support for Corcoran’s family-run program is made possible thanks to Freedom Village and Eagle Rad. Follow Chad on Twitter all Summer long @Corcoran05.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)