Chris Pendlebury may have only two races in Mini Stock competition under his belt, but that doesn’t mean thing he’s happy.
“I feel that things have gone way better than expected with the two races I’ve had,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “I didn’t expect to come out so strong and run up with the best minis in Ontario.”
The strength has been there, as evident with a runner-up finish at Flamboro Speedway in their most recent event. Though even with the speed early, improvement can still be had as Pendlebury feels he needs to work on is getting into the corners a little better.”
While it is his first year in a Mini Stock, Pendlebury isn’t new to racing as he ran with the Pure Stocks last season at Flamboro on a regular basis.
“I have found the mini way different then the pure stock – set up, how it handles better on the track, you can do more to a mini then a pure stock,” he commented. “I have lots more learning to do but have some great help to assist me.”
With how strong he has started the year, there’s certainly already conversation about possibly breaking through for a victory before the season is done.
“If we were to come out with a win this year at all, I would be very surprised,” he said. “The car is definitely a well known car from Flamboro with Russ Aiken owning it. So the car definitely has the talent. Now we work on the driver.”