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Andy Kamrath Ready to Shake Things Up in Short Track Playoffs

When the Super Stocks took to Jukasa Motor Speedway, all eyes were on the No. 89C of Andy Kamrath and he didn’t disappoint, leading all 50 laps of the Saugeen Shores Transmission 50 en route to the victory.

That victory, combined with sweeping the “STOCK” Car Nationals at Flamboro Speedway and a Great Lakes Concrete Series victory at Sauble Speedway immediately had everyone pegging Kamrath as the driver to watch through the playoffs this fall. However, he won’t be behind the wheel of the familiar ride as expected. He told Short Track Musings following the event that “this car was sold before we came here. It’s not even going back in my trailer; it’s going in someone else’s trailer.”

It doesn’t mean you should take him off your radar, though, as he won’t be missing the playoffs entirely.

“We’ll have the mini stock out and have some fun, and Shawn (Chenoweth) is probably going to bring the modified out, too,” he said. “So we’ll have some fun at the end of the year.”

Back behind the wheel of his No. 35 Honda Civic, he will certainly be a driver to watch as the car has been a bullet since it’s debut this season, winning races at both Sunset Speedway and Sauble. Combined with his past Mini Stock success at Flamboro and Peterborough Speedway as well, you can’t deny he’s the favorite to go out and put together a perfect sweep.

The flip side is the modified, though. Chenoweth has yet to drive the car since purchasing it, but it is a proven piece as previously shown with Matt Barton’s success on the OSCAAR Modified tour. However, with years of experience under his belt behind the wheel of super stocks, late models, and super late models, the veteran should adapt quickly and may be a possible surprise winner before the year is over.

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