KINCARDINE, ON- Fresh off a Mini Stock career that yielded numerous feature victories, Sauble Speedway’s Kevin Bridge is ready to begin his freshman season in the wildly competitive Thunder Car division.
“I’m not sure if there’s a more competitive division at Sauble than the Thunder Cars,” says Bridge. “They’ve been a personal favourite of mine from the moment I started going to the speedway. To finally have the opportunity to race one is definitely a career highlight”
The rookie will debut his new ride this weekend at Toronto’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.
“This car has been a labour of love for our team all season,” smiles Bridge. “We’ve gone over the car from bumper to bumper. I think it looks phenomenal. Craig Kamrath at ImageWraps did an awesome job on our vinyl wrap. I can’t wait for the fans to lay eyes on this thing. I think it looks fast just sitting still”
Despite the set-up in competition, Bridge is excited for a new challenge in a new division.
“The Sauble Thunder Cars are some of the best in the province,” offers Bridge. “I look forward to just jumping in with both feet and trying to learn as much as I can”
“Being on track with guys like Todd Davenport and Joe Adams will be an honour for me. I can’t think of a better roster of drivers to try and learn from. I know that if we can get our program up to speed at Sauble, we’ll be able to go anywhere in the province and turn in a solid performance”
Though Bridge’s focus will be on the division’s Rookie of the Year title, the personable competitor makes it clear that his family-run team is taking things one step at a time.
“Of course we want to win the Rookie title, but I really don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves,” says the multi-time Sauble Mini Stock winner. “I just want to improve every week. If we can load our car on the trailer at the end of the night and understand more about it than we did when we arrived, I’ll be a happy guy”
“There are no delusions of immediate grandeur, here,” smiles Bridge. “I’m far more concerned with improvement than I am with results.”
Kevin Bridge’s 2015 season is made possible thanks to the support of LiUNA, Huronview Insurance, Spira Fire Protection, DK Daniel Kelly Custom Woodworking, Castrol, Saugeen Shores Transmission, ImageWraps.ca, EPIC Racewear, Bridgehaven Angus, Gilcrest Speed & Custom, Walt Fabrication, NGK Spark Plugs, DEI and Permatex.
Fans can stay up to date on Kevin’s progress through his rookie season at the official Kevin Bridge Racing page on Facebook or by following on Twitter @BridgeRacing.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)