In the September 18th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we speak with former Autumn Colours Classic champion Shawn Chenoweth about his return to Peterborough’s iconic event. We also check in with OSCAAR Modified standout Brent McLean, Sauble star Todd Davenport, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship contender Scott Steckly and 2012 OSCAAR Modified Rookie of the Year Davey Terry.
2010 Autumn Colours Classic champion Shawn Chenoweth has confirmed he will pull double-duty in the 2013 edition of the 3-day event. The London Recreational Racing backed driver will look for his second career win the Pro Late Model ranks, joining ‘Old School’ Dan McHattie, Mark Watson, Matt Pritiko and Dale Shaw on the rapidly expanding entry list. Chenoweth will also field a Limited Late Model for the first time, in hopes of outlasting Stompin’ Tom Walters, Chris Mitchell, Kelly Balson and the rest of the province’s top stars in that division’s 75-lap A Main. Chenoweth’s video preview for the event can be found here.
OSCAAR Modified Tour championship contender Brent McLean (above, by Thompson Photography) has filed entry to compete in a 100-lap Sportsman Modified event at Elegant Builders Raceway Park this Sunday (September 22nd). EBRP, formerly known as Lancaster Speedway, will play host to the historic ‘U.S. Open’, pitting McLean against the top Sportsman and SST modified stars of New York and Pennsylvania. The reigning Rick Woolner Memorial champion will make the trek to Western New York with the aide of his sponsors Bowmanville Home Building Centre, Mito Graphics, Bender Construction, RN Manufacturing and McLean Farms. Fans can follow Brent on Twitter @BrentMcLean as his team prepares for the weekend.
Varney Speedway Motorplex regular Tim Schreinhert has announced that NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship hopeful Scott Steckly will pilot his #88 at Sunset Speedway’s ‘Velocity 250’ event on September 28th and 29th. Schreinhert earned 6 victories with the car in weekly competition at Varney. The doubleheader weekend will mark Steckly’s first career Sunset start, with the Milverton, ON veteran also searching for his first career Ltd. Late Model triumph. Steckly will compete alongside a laundry list of provincial LLM standouts, including 2013 Sunset champion Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley, Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member Stompin’ Tom Walters, 2013 Sauble Speedway champion Scott McTeer and reigning Autumn Colours Classic winner Dwayne Baker. Sponsorship for Steckly’s entry provided by DJ’s Furniture, The Murray Group, Spira Fire Protection, Revolution Race Products, Butchart Automotive & Transmission, Botanical Designs & Installations, Next Generation Forest Products and Varney Speedway Motorplex. Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottSteckly22.
2011 Autumn Colours Classic champion Todd Davenport (above, by T.W. Robarts Photos) has filed entry for Saturday’s (September 21st) Thunder Car invitational at Barrie Speedway. The extended distance event will serve as the undercard to the speedway’s crown jewel Garry Reynolds Memorial event. Davenport will represent his hometrack of Sauble Speedway, against Barrie regulars Rick Walt, Darryl St. Onge and Travis Hallyburton in addition to Peterborough Speedway champion Donny Beatty among others. Davenport’s 2013 sponsors include Elmer’s Flighting Supply, D&R AG Services and Pringle Electric.
Here’s a previously unreleased interview with 2012 OSCAAR Modified Tour Rookie of the Year Davey Terry (above, by Thompson Photography). The video was shot at the 2012 Don Biederman Memorial at Kawartha Speedway last September. ‘The Erin Express’ tells us about his first season on tour with OSCAAR, his first experiences racing an open-wheel car and what he learned en route to capturing the ROTY honours. Fans are encouraged to follow Davey on Twitter @DaveyTerry, as he prepares for the final 3 events of his sophomore campaign with the OSCAAR Modified tour. Click here for the video.
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