2011 Autumn Colours Classic champion ‘Handsome’ Chris Mitchell has confirmed he will race at Peterborough Speedway fulltime in 2013, as the Omemee, ON product looks to lock-up his first career Limited Late Model championship. Mitchell has not raced as a fulltime competitor in several seasons, and will join defending titlist Bryan Sudsbury, former Kawartha champion Todd Delisle and multi-time Peterborough champion Craig Graham in the race for the 2013 crown.
In addition to his weekly Peterborough commitments, ‘Handsome’ Chris is also scheduled to appear in the 3rd-annual Garry Reynolds Memorial at Barrie Speedway on September 21st as well as Sunset Speedway’s crown jewel ‘Velocity’ weekend on September 28th & 29th. Mitchell’s 2013 efforts will be supported by Rockstar Energy Drink, Dent Dynamics, Earl Ireland Auto Sales, Race Toyota, Dan McHattie Racecars, Kawartha Metals and Klotz Racing Fuel.
Multi-time Flamboro Speedway feature winner Shawn Chenoweth has confirmed he will be in action tonight (May 17th) at Delaware Speedway for the London, ON half-mile’s 2013 season opener. The 2011 Grisdale Triple Crown champion will join Delaware Late Model standouts Matt Pritiko, Jay Doerr and Tyler Hendricks in the 50-lap affair. The evening will kick off a busy double-shot for Chenoweth’s London Recreational Racing sponsored team, as the Ayr, ON driver will return to Flamboro on May 18th as he looks to further extend his championship points lead over Steve Laking and Paul Howse.
Crew chief Jeff Thomas and the rest of the Stompin’ Tom Motorsports team have sent along a very unique view from Sunset Speedway’s May 11th Late Model feature. Utilizing a go-pro camera mounted to the dash of their McColl Racing Enterprises-sponsored entry, the team captured Walters’ drive from deep in the field, to pass fan favourite Jason ‘Bam Bam’ Witty on lap-26 of 30, for his first feature win of the season. It’s well worth the view. http://youtu.be/obchR5-LxB0
7-time Kawartha Speedway Late Model champion ‘Old School’ Dan McHattie will make his 2013 season debut, in a brand new chassis, at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY this Saturday. McHattie will join fellow Kawartha veteran Bryan Mercer, in attempting to qualify for the 100-lap ACT Tour sanctioned event. The 2-time Autumn Colours Classic winner will see his efforts supported throughout 2013 by a multitude of new and returning sponsors, including JJ Stewart Chrysler, Uniglass plus Ziebart, Douglas Automotive, Sidey NAPA Auto Supply, Barry McClennan Masonry, Foxon Alternator/Starter, Webb
Transmission and Castrol. Inside Track wishes the best of luck to both McHattie and Mercer, as they look to race against the best Late Model talent the Northeast has to offer.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Cole Powell has announced via his twitter @ColePowell that he will be in Late Model competition tonight at Delaware Speedway. The Mt. Brydges, ON native is a graduate of the Delaware Truck division, and a former Late Model regular at the speedway. This will mark Powell’s first Late Model start since his appearance at the New Smyrna Speedway World Series of Asphalt in February.
Inside Track caught up with 14-year old Mini Stock sensation Brandon McFerran recently to discuss the disastrous opening to his 2013 season. The reigning Flamboro Oktoberfest champion opened up about his run of bad luck, his title aspirations and the possibility of abandoning his Flamboro championship run in favor of touring around the province this summer. With his composure and ability to deliver a clear and concise interview, it’s tough to remember the Acton, ON native has just entered high school!
OSCAAR Super Late Model tour regular Jesse Kennedy has sent along a sneak peek of his new look for the 2013 season. The 2-time Great Canadian Race winner will debut alongside the rest of the OSCAAR tour at Sunset Speedway on Sunday May 19th, as he kicks off a full campaign, in hopes of his first career tour championship. ‘The Big Game Hunter’ will enjoy sponsorship from Cameron Crane & Riggers of London, Bev’s Auto & Smoke Shop of Oneida, The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, Tubby’s Truck & Trailer of Dorchester, Edwards & Sons Complete Property Maintenance of London, Quality Auto Body & Collision of London, Ardal Transmission of Appin and Go With The Flow Water Filtration Systems of London throughout the 2013 season.
Former Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midget champion Daniel Bois will make his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series start for DJ Kennington racing this Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. In anticipation of his first career appearance, Bois has sent along this incredible 7-minute video profiling his move to full-bodied stock cars, including interviews with fellow competitors, team owner DJ Kennington and others.
From: Spencer Lewis