In the April 15th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we unveil the brand new schemes for Steve Lyons, Tyler Hawn and Jerrid Morphy’s 2015 rides and chat with APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products driver Chris Mitchell.
Ohsweken Speedway Crate Sprint Car rookie Steve Lyons unveiled his brand new ride for the 2015 season today. The longtime Canadian Vintage Modified regular will make the leap to fulltime dirt competition this summer, alongside fellow asphalt converts Josh Shantz and Mack Deman. Lyons debut will come at Ohsweken’s season opener on May 15th and will be made possible thanks to the support of Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Lyons Design, KENPRO Limited, Sweers Lawn Care, EPIC Racewear and Paragon Collision Centre. Fans can follow Steve on Twitter @SteveLyons_9.
Here’s our first look at OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour regular Tyler Hawn’s new look for the 2015 season. The second-generation competitor will look to track down his first career tour victory this summer – after earning five top-10s in 2014. Hawn’s Brian MacDonald-built ride will sport marketing support from Stewart Carries Limited, Fox’s Bakery & Deli, TSS Top Shops, BELT Conveyor Guarding, Backwoods Maple Syrup, Write-it-out-loud.com and Wellington Brewery. Fans can stay up to date with ‘Kodiak’ all season long by following on Twitter @Hawn42 or by visiting the official Hawn Motorsports page on Facebook.
After spending the 2014 season competing with the Canadian Vintage Modified Tour, former Karting standout Jerrid Morphy will switch gears in 2015. The New Hamburg, ON driver will race fulltime with the Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midgets this season, adhering to a schedule that will take him across the province with 15 events from May to September. Morphy’s Laffler-built chassis is sponsored by Young Drivers of Canada, Pippard Racing Engines, EPIC Racewear and Creative Edge Signs & Graphics. Visit his family-run team at the official Morphy Racing page on Facebook or follow along on Twitter @MorphyRacing.
APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products driver Chris Mitchell (above, by Triben Entertainment) recently took the time to talk with us about his plans for the 2015 season. The former Autumn Colours Classic winner hopes to follow the cross-province Pro Late Model tour fulltime this summer, and explains his decision to switch focus from the Ltd. Late Model division to the upstart tour, where he sees the tour headed in 2016 and what he hopes to accomplish against some of the biggest names in Ontario. Click here for the interview and follow Chris on Twitter @DentDynamics22.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)