DURHAM, ON- Just two weeks after having a potential top-3 finish spoiled during a late-race melee in OSCAAR Modified Tour competition at Barrie Speedway, Tommy Robb is hoping to shake off his poor fortune with a strong finish in his inaugural Don Biederman Memorial weekend.
“This weekend is the biggest event for the OSCAAR brand, I can’t wait to be a part of it”, explains Robb. “Races like ‘the Biederman’ and the Rick Woolner Memorial are what we need more of in this sport. It’s a privilege to be able to compete in these events that honour some of the best drivers of all time”
“A win during the Don Biederman Memorial weekend will etch your name into the history books”, continues Robb, “that’s definitely a huge shot in the arm for our entire team. I don’t think there’s a single driver on this Modified roster that doesn’t have this race on their ‘must win’ list. We all want this one”
In addition to the prestige of the June 28th & 29th event, Robb sees Sunset Speedway as an excellent opportunity to recover from a less-then-stellar finish in Round 3 of the tour at Barrie Speedway.
“Barrie was a tough weekend for our team”, offers the Rookie of the Year contender. “Any time you have a fast car and don’t get the finish you deserve, it’s a tough pill to swallow. We’re just looking forward to getting back to work at Sunset, and continuing our improvement as a unit. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much speed we’ve been able to find in just our first three races, and we’re confident there’s a lot more we can do to keep this Sturrock Construction No. 88 at the front”
When asked if he feels the event will bring out the best in his fellow competitors, Robb is careful not to mince words.
“In my opinion, every race on our schedule brings out the best in the OSCAAR competitors. That’s why these guys are here. We’ve got some of the best drivers in Ontario, who are working daily to improve their programs and get faster. Every event we unload at is even tougher to win than the one that came before it. I’m sure this weekend will have everyone on their A-Game. We’ll just have to double and triple check everything, to make sure we’re in position to make some noise in the final laps”
Gate times and ticket prices for this Saturday and Sunday’s complete shows can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca
Tommy Robb’s 2014 Rookie of the Year campaign would not be possible without the support of First General Services of Hanover and Kitchener, Sturrock Construction, Roymar Construction, Revolution Race Products and the ever-present support of Tommy’s Mother and Father.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)