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.
“This season has been some of the most fun I’ve had racing since my rookie season. I’m so grateful to Gord for not only giving us an opportunity to race, but giving us a regular season racing feel. It has been a bit different and not as social in the pits, but I find that everyone is just happy to be racing, which makes everything generally a bit more relaxed than regular season points racing.” – Leandra Urbanek
“There was a kind of thing when you’re being chased from behind, you get nervous with someone being there. But for me in my last race, I stopped looking behind and focused on chasing what was in front, pictured chasing after my dad.” – Kyle Lucas
“The kid stock competition level is just very high. When you’ve got a bunch of drivers around your age all racing each other, and you all want to win, it’s crazy what we will do. So it gets really exciting.” – Brian Wilson Jr.
“Without question, my favourite moment was my first ever heat win in the second last race of the season. And then just coming short of a clean sweep on championship night due to a fuel issue with two to go in the feature.” – Nick Hamill
“I have come to really enjoy bringing my Bone Stocks to Flamboro. I have only done the invitationals but would like to see how I stack up on a regular night. Frostoberfest was awesome. I usually don’t do well at Flamboro and have struggled in the playoffs because everyone seems to step up on what they had at the end of the season.
“Getting my first Flamboro win was enough motivation to go through and refresh my Frankenstein car. We actually found the motor was down on power, likely from the flip at Delaware mid season. I hope to bring the car back for a race or 2 in 2020.” – Kris Lawrence