@Sunset_Speedway •BARRIE, Ont. – June 2, 2016 – Wendy Adams 2016 season got off to a sputtering start, but she and her team are gaining steam entering the month of June. After a tumultuous opening month, Adams endured two rainouts and motor problems to turn in 12th- and 14th-place finishes in two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events at Sunset Speedway.
“We had motor issues. We thought we had them figured out, but even opening night we were still running in to issues,” Adams said of opening night.
Following the first two races, Adams had a breakthrough and felt she made the biggest gains of the year on her way to the top-15 finish.
“We got all the motor issues finally sorted out. Motor wise, it’s doing very well. It’s got the speed. We’re just working on the setup,” she said of her husband Bill’s efforts.
Adams led five laps in her heat race, a direct reward for the long hours in the shop and perseverance through her early struggles.
“We determined we have the speed to compete. Now it’s just me adapting to getting it in and out of the corners. The overall setup has been our biggest challenge,” Adams revealed.
“This past weekend was the biggest confidence builder. To be able to lead for five laps in a heat race, I’ve never done that. I’m heading in the right direction and getting more comfortable with the way the car is performing,” she added.
In her most recent race on May 28, Adams felt she made progress even within the race. Despite falling back in the race initially, Adams got stronger and faster as the race wore on.
“Because I’m gaining more confidence in the car, I was actually catching the pack. Before I would more stay at the back, now I was catching up, passing cars and continuing on,” she said. “The biggest thing is to continue the momentum forward and continue to be at the front of the back. I think the checkered flag is close.”
As she enters another busy month with four races on the schedule, Adams continues to be excited about the potential of her new Mustang. With her newfound confidence and increasing speed, there’s plenty of reason for optimism.
“I think the most exciting part is bring out the new look and having a different attitude. Coming out with a brand new car we were starting brand new, we’re starting fresh,” Adams said candidly. “We know we’re going in the right direction, we know we’re starting to compete.”
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Wendy Adams 2016 season in the Mighty Mini Division at Sunset Speedway is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors, including: Pro Signs, Fastenal of Midland, Ernie’s Performance, UPS of Collingwood/Barrie, Robson Janitorial, Performance Improvements, RSA Auto Parts, TSS Top Shops Autobody, Beatty Automotive, OI West Wing and Canadian Pool Association.
Wendy Adams is racing in 2016 in support of the following organizations: New Path Youth and Family Services, Kids Help Phone, The Pledge To End Bullying, Canadian Mental Health Association, Help The 1 in 5, Start Talking, Do It For Daron, Bear Creek Wellness Initiative and Defeat Depression.
Prepared By Clayton Johns Media