BARRIE, ON- After a suspension failure relegated his Micks Motorsports entry to a 12th place at Barrie Speedway on September 6th, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 veteran Mark Dilley is hoping for a strong finish to the 2014 campaign at Kawartha on September 20th.
“I was ready to go to Kawartha on Saturday night. I’m ready to go now”, smiles Dilley. “Anytime you have a DNF, you start counting the moments until you can get back on track and redeem yourself”
“I hate it for my team more than anything”, continues the veteran. “They gave me a great piece, we were coming through the field and had a lower ball joint give up on us”
The season has been one of highs-and-lows for the No. 02 Leland Industries/Johnsonville Sausage Ford, with a trio of top-10 performances highlighting an otherwise frustrating season.
“There hasn’t been much of a happy medium this season”, explains Dilley. “The car has been a rocket almost every weekend. But we’re either finishing strong or we’re not finishing at all. We’ve been searching for that consistency all season”
Top-5 finishes at Autodrome Chaudiere and Riverside International Speedway have showcased Dilley’s oval racing prowess, statistics that he hopes to add to at Kawartha for the ‘Pinty’s 250’.
“Kawartha’s one of my favourite tracks on the schedule”, says Dilley. “We won there in 2006 and have had some really solid runs in the last few seasons. It’s as racey a place as we go to and I feel as though it really compliments my style”
“My guys have worked so hard this season and I would love more than anything to give them something to get excited about before we wrap things up for the year”
The Pinty’s 250 marks the final round of the 11-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule. Details for the event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.KawarthaSpeedway.com.
Mark Dilley’s 2014 efforts are made possible thanks to the support of Johnsonville Sausage, Leland Industries, Dickies, Beyond Digital Imaging, Castrol Canada, GoTire, Cathcart Trucking, Thor Motors, Sam Ester, Candy Tree Gourmet Lollipops and Seguin Marina.
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.
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!!!
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)