BOWMANVILLE, ON – After opening up his 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series campaign with a 6th place finish, Kerry Micks was happy with his car’s performance and eager for the next round of testing and improvements.
“We were very happy with the way the car responded today”, said Micks in post-race debriefing. “For the first time on track this season, we’ll definitely take a 6th place finish. The car steadily improved all weekend, we made some big improvements from the time we unloaded to the time the checkered dropped.”
The Mount Albert, ON veteran qualified 12th, and wasted little time in working his way through the deeply talented field.
“The car was good right from the opening of the race,” explained Micks. “It was consistent all day, which is all you can ask for. It didn’t fall off on the longer runs, but it was a tick better during the short green flag periods.”
“Which worked for us, because there weren’t too many long runs today,” added Micks with a chuckle.
The Leland/Johnsonville/BDI Ford picked up a number of spots late in the going, as Micks utilized the race’s Green-White-Checkered masterfully, vaulting from just inside the top-10 to the 6th position.
“The late race restart certainly helped us. At that point, we were riding in 9th, and were able to get a perfect start and pick up three positions in the final lap.”
Just days after his season opener, Micks has already set his sights on his second appearance of the season, at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.
“We just need to make a few adjustments to this car, and I’m sure we can contend at ICAR in July,” said Micks, with confidence. “This is just our second season with this chassis – it’s only 6 races old – so we’re still learning from it, and still working to put together the ideal setup for it.”
“We’ll go test again in a couple of weeks,” continued Micks. “I have all the faith in the world in my team, I’m sure we’ll find the right package to get this Ford to the front.”
Kerry Micks will be back in action with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on July 6th at the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by La Petite Bretonne at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.
The Micks Motorsports 2014 campaign is made possible thanks to the support of Johnsonville, Leland Industries, Dickies, Beyond Digital Imaging, Castrol Canada, Cathcart Trucking, Thor Motors, Sam Ester, Candy Tree and Seguin Marina.
About Leland Industries: Leland Industries, a Canadian manufacturer, produces a complete offering of Bolts, Nuts, Screws for the Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial construction industry. In 2014, An addition of 50,000 sq. ft. to our Toronto manufacturing facility will bring our production capability up to ¾ X 6″ Bolts and 7/8″ Nuts. Leland services the industry through a network of eight Sales and Warehouse locations across North America. We take pride in stating, “North American steel, North American Labor”. We Do Not Import!!!
About Johnsonville Sausage: Since 1945 Johnsonville has been producing sausage with old world recipes from 19th- century Austria. Johnsonville is a proud supporter of Canadian Agriculture supporting farmers across Canada. Johnsonville produces several varieties of fresh Dinner and Breakfast sausage along with multiple flavours of Smoked Sausage available throughout Canada.
Visit Johnsonville.ca for product and recipe ideas.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)