In the December 7th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we continue our coverage from 5 Flags Speedway’s Snowball Derby. Hear Alex Guenette’s thoughts on preparing for Pro Late Model time trials, Mike Bentley’s heartbreak after a practice crash that ended his weekend and Alex Labbe’s strategy for qualifying for the 300-lap Snowball Derby on Sunday via the Last Chance Qualifier.
2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year has steadily improved his lap times all through practice. The Quebec driver is ready for Saturday’s time trials for the Snowflake 100, and chats with us about his strategy, learning the tricky 5 Flags Speedway layout and his relationship with Crew Chief Mario Gosselin. Click here for the interview.
2013 Sunset Speedway Ltd. Late Model champion Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley saw his weekend end prematurely after a practice crash destroyed the front end of his Streamline Race Products-supported Grand American Race Cars chassis. The Guelph, ON driver took the time to speak with us after the incident, explaining what exactly happened, the mood in the Bentley Motorsports pit area and what the plans are for the future. Click here for our video interview and follow Mike on Twitter @MikeBentley51.
After battling a tight condition through time trials, Alex Labbe found himself just outside of the 30-car cutout to earn a spot in the 300-lap Snowball Derby on Sunday afternoon. The ACT Tour standout will now have to punch his ticket through Saturday’s Last Chance Qualifier. We asked Alex about his strategy heading into the 50-lap sprint and his hopes for the A-Main on Sunday. Click here for Alex’s interview.
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