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 2021 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.
“One of the biggest parts is how great the entire club is with each other on and off the track. If you need help getting the car fixed or setup for next week someone is always willing to help.” – Brody Rickwood
“(The drivers to watch are) Jeff Blackburn and Brody Rickwood. Both have new cars and I know will be bringing there best each week. Also, Craig Pitchell. He has put the practice time in and we have worked closely together getting the car more comfortable for him. I’m confident Craig will be one of the drivers to watch come this year. I’m really hoping we can get his car in victory lane a few times. It would be as much of a win for me if that happens. That’s just three names that come to mind. A lot of drivers in this club can win any night; it’s just who is working hard at home in the shop and who is doing their homework. There seems to be the passing of the torch happening with people like Darren Dryden, Mack DeMan, Steve Murdock, Adam Racine all selling there cars. It’s anybody’s game come this year and we’re hoping to be the one grabbing that torch.” – Daniel Hawn
“These cars are a blast to drive but you can in into a lot of trouble in seconds. It should be a lot of fun and be a competitive season with a lot of people making updates to cars. I just hope I can be competitive myself and showcase what this brand new HMCW chassis can do!” – Darren McLennan
“This class is like none other period. We can race a competitive car at really affordable prices. With this club, it is also a community we are fairly new and even in my first season I had teams constantly approaching us offering advice and help it was incredibly welcoming! We are a family.” – David Mathers
“I love the Can-Ams because of how unique they are. They are able to drive hard and fast into the corners. It makes the racing fast paced and competitive. The can-am club is a great club to join. Everyone in the club is friendly and approachable. If someone needs help with their car, other members of the club are always there to lend a helping hand. It’s refreshing to participate in a club with such comradery.” – Dominique Smith
“The series is a talented, respected club around here and in the states. It’s fast, opened wheel, bumper to bumper, wheel to wheel racing. The men and women who run in this series come from a competitive background and can always put on a great show. As a travelling series with a long schedule, people run into problems throughout the year. You’ll find teams helping one another in the paddock on race night or during the week in between the next event. The officials that have continued to be with the series and the new ones that come and go have always been amazing to deal with. As competitive as it is, you can always find the teams enjoy a cold one after those checkers have flown.” – Jeff Blackburn
“The club is amazing. I mean first off, the series is so cost effective to run. My wife and I are on a budget and we don’t even come close to that year in and year out. The main thing is this is my second family; everyone helps everyone. On and off the track, and whether you are a threat to win or not, everyone helps.” – Luc Munsie