KITCHENER, ON- Late Model veteran Tim Ellis has notched two straight wins in weekly competition at Sauble Speedway. Tonight, in the annual ‘Dash for Cash’ invitational, Ellis will look to power his way back to victory lane in his Fibernetics-sponsored No. 2.
“I could get used to this,” beams Ellis when asked about his win streak. “It’s hard enough to get one win at Sauble, so managing two in a row is a pretty incredible feeling. As a team, we’ve finally found the rhythm that we’ve been searching for since last August. I feel like we’re truly ready to compete now”
After an extended layoff, many fans and insiders had considered Ellis to be retired. However, the former ALSTAR Super Series standout returned in the 2014 edition of the ‘Dash for Cash’ and has appeared destined for the top of the division ever since.
“I value every win here, because the competition is so incredibly tough,” explains Ellis. “There are no easy nights here by any stretch of the imagination. Coming from deep in the field here is not for the faint of heart, but I give all the credit in the world to the teams in this division, they’re tough to pass but they won’t rough you up on the way by. That’s a rare quality in a division as close as this”
And though Ellis enjoys each one of his trips to victory lane, the Kitchener, ON-based wheelman is quick to note his team’s primary concern is the 2015 track championship.
“There is zero doubt in my mind that we have a championship-caliber program,” states Ellis matter-of-factly. “We’ve been fine-tuning this car from the moment it hit the track for the first time last Summer, and it’s really starting to respond now. As good as this car is at the moment – I would race every night of the week if they would let me. This is some of the most fun I’ve ever had”
“Sitting 2nd in points with more than half the season left is a good spot to be in,” continues the well-spoken veteran. “[Brian MacDonald Fabrication teammate] Josh [Stade] is leading the points right now – which is a fantastic indication of how good this race shop is. Brian has both of these cars working as well as they ever have. Now, it’s just up to us as drivers to settle it amongst ourselves”
For Ellis, competing alongside Stade for race wins would be an ideal way to play out the rest of the 2015 schedule.
“I can see Josh and I taking this right to the last points night of the season,” says Ellis in reference to the second-generation star. “That would be a dream for us. Right now, we just have to concentrate on keeping our noses clean and keeping these cars in one piece. As long as Brian is able to focus on making these cars faster – as opposed to putting them back together after a wreck – we’re only going to get better. And that’s a scary proposition for the rest of this division”
Tonight, after an extended layoff for the division, Ellis will be back in action with hopes of becoming the 2015 Dash for Cash titlist.
“This is, without question, one of the most exciting events we’ll have at Sauble all season long. I know every team wants this one – but I can promise we want it more. We’re willing to go that extra inch to get this win tonight. We’ve been off a few weeks and all that’s done is help us make this car better. I believe, with everything in me, that we have the package to beat.”
Details for tonight’s ‘Dash for Cash’ 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.