SAUBLE BEACH, ON- Late Model veteran Tim Ellis charged from his third-row starting position to earn his first win of the 2015 season on June 20th. The performance marked Ellis’ inaugural trip to victory lane since returning from an extended layoff late in 2014.
“It felt like we were never going to get this one,” beamed Ellis post-race. “This division is so tough. I can’t say enough about how good the drivers on this roster are. They make you work for every single spot. We haven’t had an easy lap since we came back”
Ellis took the lead on lap-8 and held a near straightaway advantage over his closest pursuers when a caution flag slowed the event’s pace with less than a handful of laps remaining.
“Our car has been a bullet right from the start of the season – and I knew that if we could get a little bit of luck on our side we would be alright. When we had that caution with 4-laps to go – all I could think was ‘here we go again,'” chuckled Ellis.
The former ALSTAR Super Series standout made sure to credit longtime chassis manufacturer Brian MacDonald for the continuous improvements in his freshly-built Hamke by MacDonald No. 2.
“Brian has made this car better every single week. As fast as we were tonight – I can’t wait to see what my guys have up their sleeves to make us even better for next Saturday. This team never stops working and, for that, I could never thank them enough”
With their first victory since returning to the ultra-competitive Ltd. Late Model division out of the way, Ellis hopes for a return engagement sooner rather than later.
“Now that we have this one out of the way, I’m thinking we might just decide to go on a bit of a winning streak,” joked the Waterloo, ON native. “The car is on rails right now. If we can find a way to get the driver up to speed with the equipment – we’ll be in business”
“This win means a lot to us. We put this program together from the ground up last season and it’s taken a lot of time and energy to get us here. It feels great to be back. Hopefully we don’t have to wait this long for the next one.”
Tim Ellis will return to action at Sauble Speedway next Saturday, July 4th. Details, including gate times and ticket prices, 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)