The long awaited off-season for the Outlaw Midgets is finally coming to a close, as they are set to return to action at Sauble Speedway for a double-header weekend full of action.
After spending a year on the sidelines, here are four storylines to watch this weekend.
Can Richard Woodland repeat his success at the beach?
It was Woodland’s lone victory in a season that included eight top-five’s and 11 top-10’s en route to a third-place finish in the final standings. It also matched perfectly with the third and fourth from earlier that year at the beach, too.
Can Woodland hold the checkered flag this weekend? It’d certainly be a big step towards his goals, as he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS earlier this month his goal is to win the championship.
Can Robin McLean Keep the Momentum Going?
The triumph for McLean was the culmination of a successful ending to 2019, with a runner-up the week prior at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest. Recapping his previous year, he had eight top-five’s and 10 top-10’s.
Certainly rekindling the magic would be big for the past series champion.
What is in store for the hometown boy, Wally Wilson?
The family-backed team will have a busy weekend, though, as he makes his first trip to Delaware Speedway in a Pro Late Model on Friday. Then comes the long weekend, and having fun at his home track.
The last time Wilson was at Sauble Speedway in a midget, he was fast and showed speed en route to a top-10 performance. After all, you cannot ignore the heat victory he got. He hopes that carries over to 2021 as he enters this season aiming for the top-five in each event.
Can Jody Bound sweep the weekend, again?
The Outlaw Midgets have grown used to running double headers at the beach, as they did the same thing on Canada Day weekend in 2019. Both days, it was the same driver winning both events with Jody Bound taking the No. 5 to victory lane.
Bound ended the 2019 campaign on a high, scoring a pair of podiums at the Autumn Colours Classic to complete the year with three wins and nine top-five’s. Known as a dominant force in the past, it will be interesting to see if he can rekindle that spirit.
“As a team, our goal has always been to win races, be consistent each night out and not to look to the end of the season but the race in front of us,” he commented. “The points look after themselves at the end. Consistency is what we lacked in 2019 and some mechanical and flat tires let the championship get out of our hands.