In the September 9th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, ‘The Bully’ Dwayne Baker talks about his return to the Autumn Colours Classic and his hopes for a third straight Ltd. Late Model victory, Paul Geniole Jr. speaks about his resurgence in the Sunset Speedway Super Stock division, we profile Mini Stock standout Danny Benedict and cover Terry Baker’s return to OSCAAR Modified Tour competition to close out 2014.
2-time Autumn Colours Classic champion Dwayne Baker recently took the time to chat with us about the upcoming 2014 installment of the Crown Jewel event. ‘The Bully’ will be back at Peterborough on October 10th, 11th and 12th with his Ltd. Late Model, looking to claim his third straight victory in 75-lap competition. Click here to hear what the Stayner, ON veteran has to say. For event details, be sure to visit www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Sunset Speedway Super Stock pilot Paul Geniole Jr. (above, by Debbie-Jo Zardo) will have one last chance at earning his first win of 2014 this Saturday, September 13th at Sunset’s 50-lap ‘Championship Night’ event. The Keswick, ON driver is riding momentum after a head-turning performance in his last outing on August 30th that saw him lead a bevy of laps before settling for a 4th place finish. We took the change to ask Geniole’s thoughts on his team’s recent hot streak, his mid-season turnaround and his chances at reaching victory lane in the back end of the season. Click here for the interview and follow Paul and his team on Twitter @81Px2Racing.
Mini Stock veteran Danny Benedict (above, by Dan Little) has enjoyed a banner year in 2014. The Orono, ON hot-shoe debuted a brand new car at the beginning of the season, and has since racked up victories at speedways across Ontario. We recently stumbled upon a previously unreleased interview with ‘The Big Ticket’, recorded weeks prior to the beginning of the 2014 campaign. In the video, Danny talks about his goals for 2014 and his team’s decision to build a brand new Ford Mustang Mini Stock. Click here for the 1 on 1 video and follow Danny on Twitter @DannyBenedict54.
OSCAAR Modified Tour rookie Terry Baker (above, by Dan Little) recently confirmed he will be returning to competition after a month-long hiatus. The Hamilton, ON-based driver will be back in the field for the final two events of the 2014 season, at Sunset Speedway on September 27th and 28th and Peterborough Speedway on October 10th, 11th and 12th. The Baker Performance-entry will be hunting for its second feature victory with Baker behind the wheel, after he triumphed on Night 1 of the Don Biederman Memorial back in June. Click here to rewatch Terry’s victory lane interview from his first career OSCAAR triumph, and catch up on all future event details at www.OSCAAR.ca.
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