“It all starts with toy cars and gets bigger from there.”
Racing at Peterborough Speedway on a weekly basis, Corey Strawn is putting together a solid season in the Pure Stock division with consistent finishes in the top-five each week.
“The season has been pretty good,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “We missed a few nights from the car overheating and trying to figure out what it was, besides that I am happy with what’s been accomplished.”
Strawn also made the trip to Kawartha Speedway twice this year, making the second worthwhile in a big way as he held off Ryan Babin coming to the checkered flag to score the victory.
“The victory at Kawartha was awesome,” he said. “My brother (Chad) and father (Brian) have won there as well; now all three of us have a win at that track before it closes down. This has always been one of my favorite tracks and was great to have a win here.”
With the success on his side, Strawn says going into the back end of the season the goal is to keep it going with a few more heat wins, and possibly a feature victory at Peterborough.
“With the last few nights of racing coming to an end, things are for sure going to get more interesting,” he added.
For Strawn, racing has always been something the family has done, beginning with his father when he and his brother Chad were really young.
“Chad took over after my father, (but) working on the cars all the time made me want to race even more,” he commented. “Now with having more time we decided to build a Mini Cooper for myself and just see what happened from there.”
Being able to spend each week at the track has made is something for Strawn that rather than just one night standing out makes for a season full of memories.
For those who are looking to get their start in racing, he says his advice is “be patient, learn the flags and just have fun!”