Sometimes when you stick a microphone in front of a driver’s face, you have no clue what they may say and a couple of times you’ll hear something that surprises you or gives you a bit of a perspective.
Throughout the 2020 season, I had the opportunity to speak to a bunch of different competitors. During those interviews, there were some quotes that stood out. So it seems only fitting we take a glance back through the year at what was said.
“For me, the whole time it was always turn two. I don’t know, maybe when you go around the corner and you see an open part in the wall, it can psyche you out a little. Say you got a little bump going into the turn and you were a little wide, and then it sent you – I guess it’s kind of fear in getting sent to the triangle of concrete.” – Kyle Lucas on what stands out at Flamboro Speedway
“This roster is second to none. (Jordan) Morris, (David) Rockwood, (Kris and Jo) Lawrence added with Flamboro regulars and few cars from Sunset and Peterborough, this will be a stout field and I’ll definitely have to bring my “A” game if I want to be at the front. I know we all can put on a great show and this is an awesome way to show it.” – Phil Givens
“We had a very up and down season last year. We struggled a little bit off the hop and then we picked back up for some wins and solid finishes, and left the season with a big bang at the Flamboro Enduro when we smoked out the track.” – Jordan Morris
“The support local business idea just came about while I was talking with my sponsors (which are primarily small family business) and I didn’t feel I had much to offer with the lack of a real race season and no cars shows as of yet. But they still wanted to support me so we decided to advertise for whatever events we may get out for and worry about the money when business gets back to normal. Then a few others heard about it and we decided as a team to open it up to anyone interested just to help support people where we can.” – Kris Lawrence
“My hero is all the guys and girls that get out there and run week after week. To choose just one is impossible because so many have taken me under their wing to help both off and on the track.” – Reece Bourgeois
“Every night that my family went to the track, the Pure Stocks were my favourite division to watch. I loved the range of ages and skills. It seemed like it was a very competitive and fun division. It was always an awesome race. On top of that, it is an affordable division for anyone who wants to race without spending too much. I knew that was the division I wanted to start my racing career in.” – Megan Mitchell
“The competition level was very good this year. As we got deeper into the season it got a lot tougher. With the penalty weight added for wins and the rookies getting more experience it was so much harder to make passes.” – Mark Thorne
“I was supporting a teammate one night, going to watch him race, and he had a spare car – believe it was Matt Young. He said, ‘I have a spare car so why don’t you try it?’ I came out one day for practice on Tuesday, and then I started racing on the Saturday. I’ve been racing every Saturday since.” – Leo Labarbera