OSHAWA, ON- 2-time Canadian Tire Motorsport Park champion Willy Howells has filed entry for June 1st’s Mini Stock Nationals at Kawartha Speedway. The third-year competitor will look to best the elite of the division, to take home the inaugural event’s $500 to win bounty.
“This will be one of the biggest races of our season”, stresses Howells. “The best of the best will be at Kawartha, it’s going to be a huge test for our team”
“These are the guys that you read about, watch interviews of and try to study from afar”, continues the personable up-and-comer. “This is exactly the kind of competition our team has set out to test ourselves against this season”
A multi-time winner at the former Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Howells is hoping his ‘big track’ success and experience will translate to Kawartha.
“I think our experience at CTMP will do alot for us on June 1st”, opines Howells. “CTMP and Kawartha have their differences, but there are alot of similarities. There’s going to be alot of drivers that will have to get used to racing on a bigger speedway when they unload at Kawartha. Thankfully, that’s one thing our team won’t have to worry about”
When asked what a victory at the ‘nationals’, would mean to his program, Howells makes sure not to mince words.
“We’ve been counting down the days to this event since February. These two dates [June 1st and July 13th] mean more to us than any other race on our schedule. A win at the Mini Stock Nationals would mean more to me than anything I’ve accomplished in my career”
The Mini Stock Nationals entry list can be found at www.OSCAAR.ca, while gate times and ticket prices can be found at www.SummerRush.ca.
Willy Howells’ efforts at the Mini Stock Nationals will be made possible thanks to support from Taunton Tire, Sanford Auto, Durham Autoworks, Roughley Insurance, Oshawa Community Credit Union, DiBello Towing, Auto Accessory World, Team Blue and Hobby Revolution.
Follow Willy on Twitter @19WillyHowells
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)