MILLGROVE, Ontario — Making the step up to the APC Series for the first time in his career, Kyle Steckly showed why he is one of the young guys to watch in the years to come across the province.
The young prodigy led practice, before topping the board in qualifying. He then worked his way forward in the race, taking the lead on a late-race restart to score the victory in the London Recreational Racing 100. It marks his third straight win at Flamboro Speedway.
“It was pretty surprising,” he told NEWS FROM TEH PITS. “I just came in here to get experience, see how the APC Series runs. It was some great racing – rough racing for sure, but it was a lot of fun. We were fastest in practice and qualifying – that made me happy; I wasn’t expecting that. We slowly made our way forward, got a gap, and led from there, but the car was awesome.
Going into the event, Steckly had tempered his expectations, knowing the caliber of drivers in the series.
“There’s definitely a lot of really, really fast cars here. so it’s very tough,” he admitted. “You never know what’s going to happen. If you mess up on your setup a little, you’re back in the field quite a bit. it’s a lot of fun racing with all these guys that have a lot of experience and a lot of skill. They’re all really fast so they make it a lot of fun.”
Currently leading the Flamboro weekly standings, the plan is for Steckly to finish out their schedule for 2021.
“We’re going to continue to run the regular Flamboro Speedway schedule – Triple Crown at the end of the year for Frostbrerfest ,and then the last few races of the regular season,” he said. “We may get out to Delaware for the APC Series race. We’ll see how it goes but couple more races this year and then we’ll see what next year brings.”