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.
“For us going back to the super stocks was an easy decision, not only being a staple of our roots but where we won the majority of our races and championships. In my opinion, the super stock division still arguably puts on one of the best weekly shows bringing out top notch cars and competition. The fact we built a car and can now run the same car with very minimal changes and show up at almost any track in Southern Ontario was one of the most appealing motives for us. I think everyone would agree 10 different cars could compete for the win on any given night.” – Brad Stevenson
“As always, our goal is always to win; although with how tough of competition we have in front of us , we want to be consistent. If we can be consistently in the mix in the top-five, we should be there at the end. With not having a lot of experience at Sunset and never seeing Delaware before we know we have a uphill battle in front of us. Although with hard work, we are hoping will bring some good results.” – Cory McAllister
What makes Super Stocks fun? As Gerrit Tiemersma says, “The people that are in it. There is quite a community feel, as shown in 2020 with over 30 car fields.”
“I mean all you have to do is look at the racing this past year. We put on the best racing HANDS DOWN in the province. Look at Kenny Grubb and Todd Davenport go door-to-door for the last 10 laps at Sauble. Look at Ryan Semple coming out of retirement hop in a car and win at Sunset; look at Ryan Dyson picking up a P2 finish at Jukasa. Any given week, there’s honestly seven to 10 drivers that have a chance at winning depending on the track. Whereas some of the late model stuff its literally the same two to three guys with the deep pockets running at the front. Don’t get me wrong, there’s lots of room for cost improvement in our division, but we’re not bound by having to be on one program to be competitive.
Drivers to watch: Not really focused on that. Watch the 29.” – Paul Pepper
“I think the secret to Peterborough is not always having the best car, but being the smartest driver. There’s one lane and you don’t wanna be out of it so just setting up passes and making moves have to be precise and at the right time.” – Rick Spencer-Walt
“Trevor Collver has to be the one guy I would pick as a must watch driver in 2021. He is always a threat to win as we saw in 2020 and his consistency is going to be fun to try and match. At Delaware it’s going to be tough to beat Andrew Ferreira and David McCullough as well but I look forward to the challenge. On tour this summer I don’t think I could narrow down who to watch, there are so many incredible drivers and rumors of even more coming!” – Ryan Dyson
What makes Super Stocks fun? As Trevor Collver says, “The competition. Multiple drivers can win on any given night at Delaware and especially in the touring series. You always need to be on your game!”