In a special Great Canadian 200 inspired edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we chat with a trio of contenders eager for their first ever GC200 victory. Cole Powell, Matt Pritiko and Stephen Richmond all weigh in on their 2013 programs and how badly they want to be in victory lane August 31st at Delaware Speedway.
We recently had a chance to speak with Mount Brydges, ON driver Cole Powell about his 2013 efforts. The former Delaware Speedway regular is competing for Rookie of the Year honors this season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Powell will also be racing this Saturday (August 31st) at Delaware, as part of the track’s Great Canadian 200 event. In the interview, the second generation star talks about his fulltime commitment to the Whelen Modified tour, racing locally, his interest in the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour, the current Delaware Late Model roster, the most important lesson he’s learned in racing thus far and the most memorable moment of his career. The insightful 6-minute chat can be found here, and be sure to follow Cole on Twitter @ColePowell .
Here’s our interview with 2-time Delaware Speedway championship runner-up Matt Pritiko (above, by Thompson Photography). The London, ON driver tells us about the 1 event he wants to win more than any other, his maturation as a Late Model racer, the transition from road-course racing to oval track competition, his two most recent runs at a Delaware title, what it takes to win a championship and more. The interview can be found here, and be sure to follow Matt on Twitter @MattPritiko.
Check out our interview with Delaware Speedway Late Model fan favourite ‘Smilin’ Stephen Richmond (above, by Thompson Photography). The Appin, ON driver tells us about his pursuit of a higher education within racing, how that aids his weekly program, his experience in a Super Stock and Open Wheel Modified, his small budget team and the level of competition in the Delaware Late Model division. Click here for the 4-minute video.
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