Danny Benedict Set to Move Up to Late Model at Sunset Speedway


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After having success in the mini stock division across the province of Ontario over the past couple of years, Danny Benedict is on the move for 2016. He will make the next step in his racing career set to run the full Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model schedule at Sunset Speedway.

“It’s definitely going to be a big change from the Mini, but we’ve had a lot of guys helping us along the way to make the car competitive,” he said. “We’re not expecting too much this year, just to learn as much as we can and get as much seat time in the car as I can.”

Benedict has already made his first laps behind the wheel of his ride, saying that one of the biggest differences he noticed immediately is it will take more finesse to drive it.

“With the 4 cylinder, you barely had to roll onto the throttle but with the higher HP engine, you have to pedal it a lot differently,” he commented. “I think it’s just something that will come with seat time and experience.”

This past season, Benedict ran the full Mini Stock schedule at Sunset, finishing sixth in points with six top-fives and 12 top-10s, highlighted by a feature victory on May 23 when he edged Brandon McFerran at the line by a nose.

“Looking back on last year I’m happy with what we accomplished, even though we only had the car for 2 years,” he said. “I think going out with a podium finish at Autumn Colours is a great way to end my mini stock career.”

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