KITCHENER, ON- With three feature wins to his credit already this season, Late Model veteran Tim Ellis will return to Sauble tonight in search of returning his Fibernetics No. 2 to victory lane.
“This car has been a pleasure to drive from the first moment we had it out for practice this season,” says Ellis when asked about his Brian MacDonald Fabrication-built entry. “I’ve fallen in love with the game all over again working with this car. Every Saturday is something a little bit different and we’ve had a blast figuring it out”
Ellis returned late in the 2014 season, with 2015 marking his first fulltime weekly campaign behind the wheel of a Late Model in well over a decade.
“The most exciting part about a brand new car is experimenting with every different package you can think of and see which ones work and which ones don’t,” muses Ellis. “We’re still learning about this car’s personality. Every Saturday it’s a new ballgame – but we’re constantly moving forward with it”
The Kitchener, ON wheelman last saw action at Sauble on August 15th, when he tallied a 4th place finish after starting deep in the pack in a caution-free outing. However, as uneventful as things were on the track that night, the atmosphere was quite the opposite once the team returned to their Owen Sound, ON-area raceshop.
“We were changing the oil after our last run and found a piece of a broken lifter on the magnet on the drain plug,” explains Ellis. “When the motor was taken apart, we found a broken lifter that could’ve led to a much more significant problem had we not caught it. The engine went back together this week – it’s ready for work tonight”
Ellis – along with Crew Chief Brian MacDonald – has made good use of last Saturday’s off-night, and is confident a slight adjustment to their setup package will be enough to return their car to the front of Sauble’s ferociously competitive headline division.
“A week off has given us a chance to sit down with Brian and work out a new package for this Saturday that’s intended to give us a little more forward bite,” says the veteran. “This car rotates the center so well that it’s difficult to hook it up hard, but when we do it’s in a different area code.”
Details for tonight’s event – the second to last on the Sauble Speedway schedule – can be found at www.SaubleSpeedway.ca.
Tim Ellis’ 2015 Sauble Speedway season would not be possible without the support of Fibernetics, Academy Construction and Boehmers.
Fans can stay up to date with Tim all summer long by visiting the official Tim Ellis Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)