BURKETON, ON (June 30, 2022)- Sometimes you just know when it is time to make a change.
After spending five seasons competing in the Thunder Car/Super Stock ranks, Tyler Bouillon has moved to the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical for the 2022 season. The former provincial asphalt go kart racer says it was something he’d been thinking about for a while and right now, the timing was right.
“We had some good runs and made some lasting friends while running the Super Stock but it was time to do something different,” Tyler Bouillon said. “A Modified was something that my Dad and I wanted to see in the garage. We’d heard nothing but good things about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, so we put our Super Stock car into storage and purchased an OMRS ride to run full-time for the 2022 schedule.”
Tyler Bouillon – a 21-year-old from Burketon, Ontario, who works as a Millwright Apprentice – says getting ready for his first laps in the new ride was a very busy time. His team was down to the crunch getting the car ready for the Saturday, May 28 kick-off. They were late getting to the track – arriving after the practice rounds and qualifying heats had been completed – so his first race in the car was during the night’s feature event.
“Without being able to turn any laps prior to the 20 lap headliner wasn’t a perfect situation but we adjusted,” said the driver, “Even though OMRS used to run a ‘Test a Mod’ session in seasons past, I never took advantage of the opportunity. The first time I’d ever drive an open-wheeled Modified was under green flag conditions.”
While his OMRS initiation was a hectic experience, Bouillon was thrilled with the results. He says the car was fun to drive and he was able to roll it into the hauler with a fourth place main event finish. Saturday, June 25, the No. 46 crew had its second kick at the can, again with a date at Peterborough Speedway.
“We were second and third through our qualifying heats and took the checkered flag third in the feature event,” Bouillon explained. “It was a good weekend at the track and we had a solid points day. Now, its on to Flamboro Speedway for a Saturday, July 2 start and the chance to put some new notes in our race day set-up journals.”
For his 2022 schedule with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Tyler Bouillon’s program is proudly supported by Tysyd Lawn Care, Goreski Roofing, Homestead Furniture & Appliances, Ray Hobbs Garage and Clarke Motorsports Communications. Bouillon would like to thank his Dad, Dave Taylor and Rob Auld for all their help on the car.
Family, friends and fans can follow the No. 46 OMRS team at the track and by liking the Tysyd Motorsports Facebook page.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media