Across the province, no matter the event that was taking place, the Super Stocks were able to take center stage on plenty of occasions. The drama that played out in the closing stages with Gerrit Tiemersma and Treyten Lapcevich at Spring Velocity easily rivaled the chaos that ensued in the Great Lakes Concrete Series events at Sauble Speedway. Though you can’t forget the boost the division revealed in being part of the Canadian Short Track Nationals at Jukasa Motor Speedway.
With the competition top-notch across the division, it’s easy to tell why everybody has their eye on where you will find drivers in 2019. Short Track Musings has been interviewing drivers since the last checkered flag of 2018, and will continue to do so as we move closer to May. In the process, drivers have revealed some plans.
Here is what we know when it comes to the Super Stocks as of January 1, 2019.
A solid campaign will see Donovan Price once again behind the wheel of his No. 96 entry, as he has been speaking with Scott Shaw since the conclusion of the season to develop a plan for the car, in hopes of coming “out in 2019 faster and better.” Whether he returns to Peterborough Speedway full-time is yet to be confirmed, but he intends to take part in the second edition of the Nationals at Jukasa.
The No. 89 grew quite the reputation for visiting victory lane in 2019 following four victories at Flamboro Speedway courtesy of Jake Watson, combined with a sweep of the STOCK Car Nationals at Flamboro and Short Track Nationals at Jukasa for Andy Kamrath. There will be a new driver behind the wheel, as Full Throttle Motor Speedway stand-out Cory McAllister makes the step up from the mini stock division.
“We are very excited to have teamed up with SCR,” McAllister commented. “To enter in to a new class in my mind, you need good equipment and we feel we have some of the best to compete. Just to work with Shawn will be great as the man knows race cars inside and out, as well as the tracks and I can’t wait to learn everything I can.”
Entering 2019, McAllister says that the focus will be winning as he “always jokes around and says, ‘Who loads a car and goes to the track to want to finish last?’” He understands that it may take awhile for the wins to come, but he won’t give up till he gets there.
Notably, though, he did not state as to where he planned to be racing at throughout the upcoming summer.
Meanwhile, Sunset Speedway will see a familiar face back in action as Coltin Everingham will return after winning the track championship this past year.
“We’re hoping to come back and defend the championship and than see how 2020 plans out,” he said. “We are looking at a few different ideas out there but haven’t set things in stone yet!”
Who will join him in the conversation for the title? The rumors have been swirling, but no confirmations are locked in as of right now.
If you’re a driver and want to have your plans listed in the Silly Season guide, please get a hold of Short Track Musing’s Ashley McCubbin immediately to do so.