DURHAM, ON- With a disappointing outing at Delaware Speedway behind him, OSCAAR Modified Tour freshman Tommy Robb will look for his first career podium finish at Sunset Speedway on August 23rd.
Robb hopes a return to Sunset will yield his first top-3 finish in his rookie season on tour, after earning a trio of top-10s in his last 3 visits to the Innisfil, ON 1/3 mile oval.
“We’re really looking for a bounce back after Delaware. Sunset is the perfect place to do it”, says Robb. “Delaware was head scratcher for us. I had never raced there before, and had a tough time getting adjusted. Our motor is a little underpowered for a big track like that, and we were doing our best to work through it when we were caught in a wreck during qualifying”
One week later, Robb has replaced much of the front end of his Sturrock Construction/Revolution Race Products No. 88R, and is hoping to find his comfort level in his 4th Sunset Speedway start of the season.
“I still think that Sunset is one of the more difficult tracks to figure out, but we’ve had a lot of success there this season”, explains Robb. “We’ve had great cars every time we’ve unloaded there, and I’m hoping this Saturday won’t be any different. I’m excited to get back short track racing again, because we just don’t have the motor to keep up at bigger tracks like Kawartha and Delaware”
“At Sunset, we’ll be able to draw on our experience and actually race the track”, continues Robb. “We’re heading into this event with something to prove, as a team. We’re a lot better than our results have been showing, and I hope to be back in the top-5 by the time all is said and done this weekend”
Despite Robb’s recent run of bad luck at Delaware and Peterborough, his first year spent with the OSCAAR Modified Tour has been far from disappointing. The former Ltd. Late Model frontrunner has earned 7 top-10s finishes in 10 starts, and enters Round 11 sitting 5th in tour points.
“We were fortunate to get off to a good start on the tour, and that’s allowed us to remain in the top-5 in points despite our recent struggles”, offers Robb. “But, right now, I’m not worried about the points. I just want to give my team a solid finish. It’s a long ride home with a torn up racecar, hopefully we can put that behind us”
“We’ve had good runs at Sunset this season, and we need another one this weekend to give this team the motivation we need to finish out the year”
Details for Round 11 of the OSCAAR Modified Tour can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Tommy Robb’s freshman campaign not be possible without the support of First General Services of Hanover and Kitchener, Sturrock Construction, Roymar Construction, Revolution Race Products and Tommy’s Mother and Father.
Fans can follow Tommy on Twitter @Relentless88R.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)