In the June 14th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we preview raceday across Ontario, featuring OSCAAR Modified Tour drivers Andre Pepin and Tommy Robb, Sauble Speedway front-runner Josh Stade, Sunset Speedway up-and-comer Nick Goetz and former TQ Can-Am Midget titlist Daniel Bois.
Fresh off of a top-5 finish in Round 2 of the OSCAAR Modified Tour at Kawartha Speedway, Rookie contender Tommy Robb is prepared to make his Barrie Speedway Modified debut in Round 3 of the tour on June 14th. Tommy recently caught up with us to talk about his time spent on the tour this season, his aspirations for the 2014 campaign and what strategy will be needed for a solid run at Barrie Speedway. Click here for Tommy Robb’s Barrie Speedway preview.
Barrie Speedway Ltd. Late Model regular Andre Pepin has announced he will make his OSCAAR Modified Debut on June 14th at Barrie Speedway, campaigning a car for veteran owner George Woods. Pepin will wheel the same entry that Lane Zardo appeared in through the 2013 campaign, with hopes of earning Woods his first career OSCAAR victory. Woods’ No. 34 will carry sponsorship from Factory Recreation and Royal Distributing. Follow Pepin on Twitter @FueledAddiction.
Sauble Speedway up-and-comer ‘Prime Time’ Josh Stade (above, by TW Robarts) will return to action at Sauble Speedway on June 14th after the speedway’s 4-week layoff. The Chesley, ON driver will look to earn his first win in almost 2 years, as he hopes to climb into championship contention alongside current point leader Jason Parker and 2-time defending champion Scott McTeer. We recently caught up with Stade as he made a visit to Sunset Speedway, and asked him about his 2014 Sauble debut, his strategy for the season and what it takes to win away from his home base. Click here for the 1 on 1 interview and follow Josh on Twitter @PrimeTimeStade.
We recently had a chance to chat with Sunset Speedway Limited Late Model competitor Nick Goetz. ‘Livewire’ opened up about his search for a breakout season, his recent string of impressive performances, the challenges of competing against some of the province’s top talent and his hopes for the 2014 season. Click here for the video interview and follow Nick on Twitter @NGMotorsports24.
Former Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midget champion Daniel Bois (above, by Thompson Photography) will roll in to Peterborough Speedway on June 14th with hopes of earning his first win of the 2014 season. The Muskoka-based driver had this to say about Round 3 of the tour at Peterborough Speedway:
“Peterborough Speedway is by far my best track, I love the way you have to attack that place. You have to set the car up a bit loose and drive every lap on the edge there, which is perfect for my style. It’s important for our team to come home with a strong finish at Peterborough, after our struggles at Sunset. In my opinion, this is the perfect speedway to regain our confidence at. I haven’t been there since 2010 – but the track has always been good to me. In 2008, we swept all 3 events at Peterborough, and then won twice more in 2009. I can’t wait to unload there and work towards getting our program back on track”
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