The next generation of the famed Burrows Boyz Racing team collected his first Junior Late Model victory of the season last Saturday and will look to continue the trend when he returns to Full Throttle Motor Speedway on May 27th.Burrows has shown a natural ability as a racecar driver and is improving with each and every start. The Junior Late Models have developed more than their fair share of talent over the course of the last two decades and Burrows seems well on his way to becoming the next ‘big thing’ to carve a niche for himself from behind the wheel of a scale car.
Georgetown, ON heavyweight Jeff Hanley’s long-rumoured jump to the APC United Late Model Series has dominated shop talk and bench racing sessions for two years. This Saturday, Hanley will make his long awaited debut with the series as the Pro Late Models roll into Sunset Speedway for a 100-lap headline event. The thought of matching Hanley against modern day stars like Matt Pritiko, Josh Stade, Mat Box and Treyten Lapcevich is enough to work any hardcore fan into a frenzy – and when you think of the number of triumphs he’s had at Sunset from behind the wheel of a Super Late Model it’s easy to understand just why Hanley is looked at as an early-season favourite to dominate APC Series headlines.
After turning heads in Sunset Speedway’s MIGHTY Division last season, sophomore racer Johnny Paradzinski continues to try and find his rhythm in a crowded and unforgiving Mini Stock landscape. This Saturday, the Alliston, ON native will be back behind the wheel in search of his first career MS podium. The likeable up-and-comer entered his rookie foray into the division knowing that he would be faced with a discernable step-up in competition and has thus far handled the change with tact. A top-5 would be huge for his family-run operation – but a podium finish could change the entire landscape of his season.
Another Sunset Speedway MIGHTY transplant turned Mini Stock rookie, Dylan Holmes has shown flashes of spark already this season. There’s no denying the Barrie, ON native has potential, but now it’s time for his HWY 400 Transmission team to translate that potential into hard stats. The Sunset Mini Stock division is ever changing, and while the top of standings are at-present dominated by veterans like Andy Kamrath and Eric Yorke, there remains considerable room for hungry young talent like Holmes to assert themselves.
With an inaugural Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock championship on his mind for 2017, Donovan Price kicked off his campaign in style last Saturday with a qualifier heat win and a podium finish in the first feature event of the season. This weekend, price will return to action with hopes of improving upon his Round 1 performance. The Oshawa, ON driver has had more success in the Mini Stock ranks than any other division he’s competed in and would love nothing more than to finally lay claim to a division championship. To do so, he’ll need to be a frequent visitor to victory lane – starting this Saturday.