DURHAM, ON- After a pair of frustrating outings at Capital City and Sauble, OSCAAR Modified Tour rookie ‘Relentless’ Tommy Robb is ready to turn things around in Round 8 of the tour at Peterborough Speedway.
“Our last two outings have been pretty far from a walk in the park”, smiled Robb when reached for comment.
“We had engine issues at Capital City and a flat tire at Sauble, so we haven’t exactly had things work out the way we’ve planned”, continued Robb.
Despite his recent difficulties, Robb is riding a streak of 4 straight top-10 finishes and has moved into the 3rd position in OSCAAR Modified championship standings.
“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far this season. Even when things aren’t going our way, we’ve been able to soldier on for a top-10. I really can’t ask for anything more than that”, said Robb.
“Hopefully we can catch some luck at Peterborough, because I think we’re overdue for a top-3 finish. We had a great car at Sauble, and if we can find that same speed this weekend, I think we could put our Roymar Consruction No. 88R at the front”
The Durham, ON driver last appeared at Peterborough Speedway in October 2013, where he earned a top-5 finish in his first ever OSCAAR Modified Tour appearance.
“Being back at Peterborough is almost like returning to the scene of the crime for us”, laughed Robb. “At the end of last season, we had no concrete plans for what we wanted to do in 2014. We threw this car together just to be a part of the Autumn Colours Classic. Once we brought home a top-5, and had the run that we did, we knew we wanted to be a part of the OSCAAR tour”
Robb will enter the Peterborough event just 30 points behind fellow OSCAAR rookie Max Beyore, and hopes to close on 2nd place this weekend.
“We’re at the part of the schedule where every lap is significant. Your season is on the line with each race. Max is a great competitor, and if we’re going to close the gap on him we’ll need to have a solid run. I enjoy racing at Peterborough, and I’ve had some good finishes there in the past. I think this could be a huge opportunity for our team to make up some ground”
For details on the OSCAAR Modified Tour’s return to Peterborough Speedway, visit www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Tommy Robb’s 2014 program is made possible thanks to First General Services of Hanover and Kitchener, Sturrock Construction, Roymar Construction, Revolution Race Products and the support of Tommy’s Mother and Father.
Fans can keep up with Tommy and his team on Twitter @Relentless88R.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)