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2019 Mini Stock Silly Season Synopsis Second Edition

From a best appearing contest to drivers discussing plans, social media is a buzz about the Mini Stock division. That showed in the first edition of the Silly Season Portal at Short Track Musings with plans revealed for nine different drivers.

Since then, the news has just joined continued to drop with drivers revealing their plans for 2019. So here are some more competitors who have openly discussed their 2019 plans as of January 19, 2019.

Longtime crew member Chris LeBarron is ready for his chance behind the wheel, ready for a full-time campaign at Sunset Speedway. He also has plans to travel the province to run events at Flamboro Speedway, Sauble Speedway, Jukasa Motor Speedway, Peterborough Speedway, and Full Throttle Motor Speedway.

“My first thought is to have fun on and off the track,” he told STM. “I work hard all week in the shop, all day at the track and finish things off with a few cold ones. I take racing very serious. Whether it’s driving or working with a crew, but if we can’t have fun, then what’s the point?”

Long-time Barrie Speedway attenders will be happy to hear that Chance Isherwood is coming out of retirement in a unique way. As revealed to STM, he will be piloting the same car that he drove to a championship at Kawartha Speedway, which is now owned by Dave Middel. The team plans to run a retro paint scheme identical to 10 years ago as they hit up tracks across the province including Full Throttle Motor Speedway, Sunset Speedway, Sauble Speedway, and Jukasa Motor Speedway .

After a stellar season that saw him pick up two Bone Stock Championships, Kyle Neumeister revealed to STM back in September that he is planning to dip his feet into the Mini Stock division for 2019.

“We’ve learned a lot about the current car we are driving, which is a Chevrolet Cobalt and we believe it would be a great platform for a Mini Stock,” he shared. “With all the Honda’s and Mustangs dominating small track ovals lately, we wanted to see something different take off. Its never the right time to choose a change, but I have the best people backing me and they are as eager as me to try new things for 2019, So we plan to continue to help others in the bone stock division and start 2019 off with a bang.

“I think our goals will be to win a race in 2019 in the mini stock class and if they continue the Great Lakes Concrete Series, we plan to partake in each of those events and possibly go for a traveling championship.”

Regulars at Sunset Speedway will be happy to hear that DY Racing posted on their Facebook page that Lisa DeLeeuw and Eric Yorke will be returning behind the wheel this season.

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. 

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    • When it comes to the Silly Season Synopsis, they’re simply written with information messaged to me from drivers, as well as press releases that drivers and teams have dropped thus far in the off-season. I can certainly reach out to Ryan and see if he’d be willing to divulge on the details so that we can share them in a future issue.


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