KITCHENER, ON- When the Ltd. Late Models take to the track this evening at Sauble Speedway for their feature event, rest assured that all eyes are likely to be on Tim Ellis. The veteran has won three straight races in emphatic fashion at ‘the Beach’, and shows no sign of slowing down.
“This car is going to be tough to beat the rest of the year,” opines Ellis with a wide smile. “We’ve worked pretty tirelessly to get to the point in which we know what it wants to do and what adjustments to make on race day. On any given night here, I feel as though we have as good a chance – or better – than anyone else in this pit area”
The Kitchener, ON driver returned from a long layoff last August, and since then, has worked in tandem with setup master Brian MacDonald to finely tune their No. 2 into one of the most formidable rides in the province.
“We came back racing because we wanted to have fun,” explains the former ALSTAR Super Series favourite. “Right now, this car is on rails and we’re having an absolute blast. There hasn’t be a night this year in which we haven’t enjoyed ourselves at the racetrack”
“There’s just a different atmosphere at the track when you have a team in which everyone knows their role,” continues Ellis. “We all know what our jobs are, and we do them to the best of our abilities. There is no weak link on this team. And I think that’s translated perfectly to our on-track performances”
Fresh off of a Wednesday night ‘Dash for Cash’ win, Ellis will again find himself pitted against some of the top Late Model competitors in the region tonight, all pining for the additional cash and prizes laid down by Marvin Ella of Saugeen Shores Transmission in his once-a-year offering to draw the very best out of Sauble’s headline division.
“The Dash was a big win for us,” says Ellis. “We didn’t have the car that we wanted when we first unloaded, but we tweaked on it throughout the night and had it dialed in for the feature. It’s an affirmation that we’re moving in the right direction with this program. But, it could always be better”
“We hope to have an even better car tonight,” adds Ellis. “We’re never completely happy with what we have. This is a work in progress no matter how many races we win.”
Tim Ellis’ 2015 Sauble Speedway season is powered by 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)