ALLENFORD, ON- After a wreck at the 2014 Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic left him without a ride, Sauble Speedway veteran Craig Kamrath has spent almost the entirety of the 2015 season on the sidelines. However, thanks to a partnership with good friend and fabricator Chris Ruigrok, Kamrath is back behind the wheel in time for a number of late-season Mini Stock Invitationals.
‘The Allenford Assassin’ made his first start of the season on August 29th at Sauble, impressing in a runner-up performance against a stout field of competition.
“It feels amazing being back out after watching from the grandstands all season,” says Kamrath. “When we got torn up at the [Autumn Colours] Classic last October, we knew that a new build was the only way to go. This division has taken everything to the next level, and starting something from the ground up was the only way we saw ourselves competing with some of the heavy hitters. It ended up being a little more work and a lot more time than we thought it would, but the finished product is pretty incredible”
After months of inactivity, Kamrath is quick to admit that the division has hit a new high in 2015.
“This division never ceases to amaze me with how much things change from year to year,” explains the longtime Sauble regular. “Everyone is constantly innovating and getting better. It feels like the lap times are coming down on an almost weekly basis. I was blown away by how fast everyone on the Sauble roster has gotten since I last raced with them. It was impressive to say the very least”
With a runner-up performance to his credit, Kamrath will now look ahead to a number of high-prestige invitationals that dot the tail end of the 2015 schedule.
“As well as this car performed on Saturday, I can’t wait to see what we can do with it after some tweaks and changes,” says Kamrath. “We hit the track with a fairly basic setup in it on Saturday and the car outperformed our expectations. The next time we have it out, it should be even better”
“We made sure to finish this car in time for the Playoff Season because we have some pretty big plans for it,” adds the Allenford, ON resident. “So long as everything goes to plan and we can keep this thing in one piece, we’ll be at [Sunset Speedway’s] Velocity 250, [Flamboro Speedway’s] Frostoberfest and, of course, the [Autumn Colours] Classic.”
Craig Kamrath’s 2015 efforts are made possible thanks to London Recreational Racing. CARFAB and ImageWraps.ca.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)