Lloyd – who has only good friend and former driver Lawrence Austin as his raceday pit crew – is grateful for the help and support of fellow racers; including Danny O’Brien and his crew who scale the car, along with Randy and Bobby Herrington who pitch-in with assistance and advice behind the scenes. He says the Mike Blok/Engine Research powered Bicknell Racing Products machine he brings to the weekly wars at Brockville Ontario Speedway is a definite low budget operation that gets more from less year-after-year.
“Its all about the people and I’ve made some great friends over my years in the sport,” said the driver, whose car carries #31x in tribute to the memory of his mother, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1986. “I don’t have a garage, so I have to wait for the nice weather to work on my car. Or take it to a friend’s shop where we can get things ready for the weekly action. It’s a bit of a struggle, but nothing we can’t overcome.”
“Like all of the other drivers at the track, I enjoy the chance to talk to the fans and answer their questions about the car,” Andy Lloyd said. “We all have to do our part to help introduce some new people to the sport and this a good way to begin that process and maybe meet some new sponsors along the way.”
Brockville Speedway’s 2019 50th anniversary season gets underway Saturday, May 11th. Full schedule details can be found anytime, by visiting www.brockvillespeedway.com or check the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media