WALKERTON, ON- After a podium finish in Ltd. Late Model competition last Saturday, Sauble Speedway regular ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Freiburger will make his Pro Late Model debut on May 23rd when Sunset Speedway hosts the opening round of the APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products.
“We were really good at Sunset when we tested this new car – I can’t wait to get on track,” beamed Freiburger when asked about May 23rd’s tour opener presented by Canusa Automotive Warehousing.
“100-laps is a lot longer than what we’re used to, so our plan is to play it cool early and try and conserve our equipment,” continued Freiburger. “If we can cruise through the first 50-laps, I think we could have something for the second half of the race”
Freiburger will debut a newly purchased Port City Racing chassis in Saturday’s event, and hopes that his family-run effort can get a handle on their new ride in a hurry.
“The first time we practiced this car at Sunset, we were getting down into the 14.3 seconds range, which was really encouraging,” explained the veteran. “It’s a new car and a new tire compound for us to get used to, so I’m sure there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve. I just hope we can get on top of it in practice and qualify our way into the show”
When asked about his competition, it’s clear Freiburger has the utmost respect for the rest of the talent-laden roster.
“This is likely to be the best group of guys I’ve ever raced against. I’m excited to see where we stand against some of them”
“These guys are tough, so if we could race our way into the top-10 it would be an absolute honour,” continued Freiburger. “Our team is just excited to be a part of the tour and we’re looking to have some fun this weekend.”
Fans can stay up to date with ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Freiburger on social media, via the official Marvin Freiburger Racing page on Facebook or at www.marvinfreiburgerracing.com.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)