In the November 15th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we update you on some big changes for Ltd. Late Model champion Ron Quesnelle and former Pro Late Model standout Tyler Brown. We also catch up with 2013 Sauble Speedway Thunder Car champion Chad Eden and OSCAAR Super Late Model veteran Shane Gowan.
2011 Barrie Speedway Ltd. Late Model champion Ron Quesnelle has announced he will be shifting his focus in 2014. Quesnelle announced the formation of ‘Smooth Racing’ this week, a new venture that will enjoy primary sponsorship from Orillia’s Sunrise Toyota. The team has already acquired a 2011 McColl Racing Enterprises chassis and confirmed they will compete principally at Sunset Speedway. The change in direction will mark a return to Quesnelle’s one-time hometrack, where he earned Ltd. Late Model titles in 2005 and 2006. ‘RQ’ will join a list of competitors set to contend for Saturday night victories at the Innisfil, ON oval, including defending track champion Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley, Hall of Famer Stompin’ Tom Walters and 2-time Autumn Colours Classic champion ‘The Bully’ Dwayne Baker.
Former Pro Late Model regular Tyler Brown will contend for the 2014 Canadian Vintage Modified Tour championship. The Waterdown, ON driver has obtained a pair of race-winning chassis from former tour champion Shane Stickel (above) and Gary Elliott. Thus far, Brown has not ruled out fielding a second car for another driver or keeping one as a backup. Primary sponsorship for Brown’s new endeavor will come from TWB Construction, with additional marketing partners to be announced at a later date.
2013 Sauble Speedway Thunder Car champion Speedin’ Chad Eden (above, by Thompson Photography) recently took the time to speak with us about his hallmark 2013 campaign. The Durham, ON driver opens up about the level of competition at Sauble, his weekly program, his early career at Varney and what prompted him to make the move to regular racing at Sauble. The video, in its entirety, can be found here.
Earlier this summer, we caught up with OSCAAR Super Late Model veteran Shane Gowan (above, by Thompson Photography). The Boston, ON driver speaks on his return to the tour, his newly acquired Port City Racing chassis, his relationship with Junior Hanley and how Super Late Model chassis have changed and advanced in recent years. Click here for the video interview, and be sure to follow ‘The Silver Fox’ on Twitter @GowanRacing.
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