In the December 17th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we chat with Snowball Derby podium finisher Derek Thorn and Sunset Speedway Super Stock racer Coltin Everingham. We also check in on second-generation Late Model competitor Brittney Gresel’s plans for 2015 and catch our first glimpse of what Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock champion Russ Aicken has planned for 2015.
We had the chance to chat with former NASCAR K&N West Series champion Derek Thorn after his podium finish at the 47th annual Snowball Derby. The Bakersfield, CA driver speaks about his third attempt at 5 Flags Speedway’s crown jewel event, the comparisons between Super Late Model racing on the West coast to Super Late Model racing on the East coast and the strategy involved in fashioning a strong run in the 300-lap event. Click here for the 1-on-1 interview and be sure to follow Derek on Twitter @DerekThorn6.
Ltd. Late Model competitor Brittney Gresel has confirmed she will be back at Sunset Speedway for the entirety of the 2015 season. The Sauble Beach, ON driver also announced that her Sauble Falls Racing team had acquired a brand new McColl Racing Enterprises chassis to field next year. Gresel recently wrapped up her first full season at Sunset, finishing 9th in Ltd. Late Model points. The second-generation competitor will compete with marketing support from Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park, Brittney’s Hair Studio, RE/MAX of Grey Bruce, Spira Fire Protection and Brandon’s Landscapes. The team is in the midst of securing additional sponsorship and interested parties can contact Brittney via Twitter @BGres81.
Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock champion Russ Aicken sent this photo along of his offseason project for the 2015 season. The New Hamburg, ON veteran will debut this freshly built Chevrolet Cobalt when the Flamboro Speedway season kicks off in May. The London Recreational Racing representative had this to say:
Sunset Speedway Super Stock competitor Coltin Everingham (above, by Debbie-Jo Zardo) recently took the time to chat with us at Flamboro Speedway’s Frost Fest event. The Innisfil, ON competitor told us about his sophomore campaign at Sunset, the learning curve he experienced racing alongside some of the most talented veterans in the province and his goals for the future. Click here for the video interview.
Construction work is continuing at Cayuga Speedway. See below for some photos from mid-December, courtesy of the Speedway.
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