NORWOOD, ON- Just over a week after earning his first career Peterborough Speedway Ltd. Late Model championship, veteran Flyin’ Ryan Kimball is already planning his next move. The Janzen Racing representative has scheduled a busy month of racing to close out the 2014 campaign, and is hoping that the Peterborough championship trophy will not be the only new addition to his trophy case this season.
“It’s starting to sink in now”, admits Kimball with a smile. “The more I think about it, the more I realize what a dream season we’ve been having”
The No. 73 Landing Strip Gentleman’s Club of Toronto Chevrolet visited Peterborough Speedway’s victory lane 3 times this season, but perhaps more impressive were Kimball’s 8 podium finishes in 9 regular season starts.
“Very early in the season, I realized that consistency was going to be the best way to make a run at the championship this year”, explains Kimball. “With the level of competition at Peterborough, and the relatively short schedule, a DNF or two could really take you out of the running. Top-3s is what we aimed for all year, and that’s exactly what we were able to do”
“I can’t begin to express how lucky I am to have [Car Owner] Wally Janzen and [Primary Sponsor] Sean Grosman in my corner”, continues Kimball. “Those two are the lifeblood of this team. With all the support they showed me over the off-season, and all the dedication they put forward just to get me on the racetrack this season, I wanted more than anything to bring them a championship”
Kimball solidified his title run with a 3rd place finish in Peterborough Speedway’s regular season finale on August 30th. With his weekly commitments satisfied, Kimball and the Janzen Racing team are ready to return to action.
“We’re taking two weeks off after our championship run”, says Kimball. “It’s only fair. I’ve worked this team pretty hard this season, so I’m happy to give them a break. We’ve been eyeing up quite a few late-season specials. Right now, the preliminary plan has us returning on September 18th at Sunset, but if that doesn’t work out we’ll be back on September 20th at Barrie’s Garry Reynolds Memorial”
“Sean [Grosman] is a Sunset regular, so I know he wants us to get a win there pretty badly”, continues Kimball. “He hasn’t had the chance to see me race much this year, so if I’m able to turn in a strong run at his home track, I think it would be pretty special for both of us”
The team hopes to announce their return date in the coming days, updates can be found at Sean Grosman’s @SMGMotorsports Twitter page.
Flyin’ Ryan Kimball’s McColl Racing Enterprises chassis carries sponsorship and support from Janzen Racing, The Landing Strip Gentleman’s Club of Toronto and For Your Eyes Only.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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