Robb (above) will return to Varney in 2012 for another fulltime run at his first career LLM championship. Robb's team has already signed a number of sponsors for the upcoming season, including Durham RONA, Interstate Batteries, Green Seal Technologies, Distinct Automotive, Butchart Automotive & Transmission, Sturrock Construction, Matco Tools, Canwel-Broadleaf Wood Products, ImageWraps.ca, Revolution Racing Products and Baker Performance. Robb's 2012 touring schedule is posted below.
August 1st Sauble Speedway Dash for Cash Invitational
August 5th Sunset Speedway 75-lap LLM Invitational TENTATIVE
August 8th Sauble Speedway Dash for Cash Invitational
August 23rd Barrie Speedway Garry Reynolds Memorial TENTATIVE
September 22nd – 23rd Sunset Speedway 3rd Annual Velocity Weekend
September 29th – 30th Flamboro Speedway Oktoberfest
October 5th – 7th Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic
Geary, New Brunswick racer Matt Matheson (above at North Wilkesboro in 2011) will travel to Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time in his career today (Saturday), competing with the PASS South Super Late Model Tour, as part of the 7th annual Easter Bunny 150. Matheson, in his second full season of Super Late Model competition, will join short track standouts Ross Kenseth, Ryan Blaney, Ben Rowe, Stephen Nasse and Ryan Lawler in an event that is expected to draw more than 40 of North America's top Super Late Model competitors.
Here's our first look at former Ontario Pro Challenge Series standout, and Flamboro Speedway Late Model veteran, Thane Woodside's entry for the 2012 season (above). The Toronto, ON native will step into the Limited Late Model division for the first time in his career, in a brand new chassis, to compete alongside Kevin Cornelius, Gary Elliott and Tom Walters in Sunset Speedway's perennially tough headline division. His 2012 efforts will enjoy backing from Melitta Canada Inc. as well as Woodside's own Thane Woodside Employment Lawyer practice.
After full seasons in the Delaware Speedway Pro Late Model division in 2010 and 2011, Gord Shepherd has announced he will not make the 600+ km roundtrip journey from his home in Oro-Station to the London-area speedplant in 2012.
Instead, 'The Smoke' has decided to compete for the championship in Sunset Speedway's 4-race MRE Pro Series, in addition to a possible appearance at Kawartha Speedway's marquee Summer Sizzler event. Shepherd joins 2011 Delaware Speedway champion Andrew Gresel, 2011 Garry Reynolds Memorial winner Mike Bentley, 2011 Grisdale Triple Crown champion David Elliott, 2010 Sauble Speedway champion Jason Parker and former NASCAR Canadian Tire Series regular Kent Nuhn as drivers to have already committed to running the entirety of the much talked about mini-series.