Bone Stocks

2022 Bone / Pure Stocks Drivers to Watch – Part 1

With each season that comes up in the Ontario short tracks, there is always a list of drivers that everyone is keeping an eye on with each other division, wondering how they’re going to perform.

When the fans and fellow competitors were asked about the Pure Stock class, there were ultimately over 70 names that came up throughout the discussions – bringing us to this point. Each of those drivers have been ranked, with their final position on the list being determined based on a combination of fan votes, fellow competitor votes, and last year’s success.

As always, be sure to comment with your thoughts – whether positive or negative, and enjoy getting to know these competitors a little more.

70. Kara Martin
2021 Placing: N/A

A Jr Late Model competitor in 2021, Kara Martin is one of the drivers who could easily be part of the Bone / Pure Stock equation in 2022. It will be interesting to see how well she adapts.

69. Will Quarrie
2021 Placing: N/A

2022 Plans: We are planning on running Grand Bend Speedway.
2022 Goals: To put laps down and to win some races
Drivers to Watch: Cierra Graves, Kris Lawrence, Craig Cole, Tegan Ellis, Nicole Stewart
Memorable Moment: When I won the biggest jr late model race at Flamboro Speedway.

Each race that Will Quarrie has ran in the Jr Late Model division, he has shown a lot of talent with victories and solid finishes. Of course, he caught the attention of the whole province when he won the Jr. Late Model Frostoberfest feature at Flamboro Speedway against one of the biggest fields the division has drawn out.

68. Tyler Wheal
2021 Placing: N/A

67. Katie Sterritt
2021 Placing: N/A

2022 Plans: Since I’m still really new to racing, my 2022 plans are just to get used to my new car and figure out setups. Having my own car will give me more seat time but, I started a new job so fingers crossed I can run the full season at Delaware Speedway. I also plan on possibly making some debuts at other tracks
2022 Goals/Expectations: My expectations for myself are pretty low still. Although you know what they say, practice makes perfect! I finished 13th in points at Delaware last season so hopefully I can push myself to my limits and finish as high or even higher this season. My goal is to improve drastically and just become more comfortable and competitive.
Drivers to Watch: There’s so many good drivers out there I have to keep an eye on basically everyone! I would say the top 5 drivers to watch out for at Delaware Speedway (my main track) would be Jordan Willms, Jason Lovie, Craig Cole, Nathan Rhea, and Kassy Howard
Most Memorable/Biggest Moment: The most memorable moments are just spending time with my family doing something we love. Being so close to finishing in the top 10 (finished 13th) in points last season was unbelievable because I didn’t think I did all that well.

A regular at Delaware Speedway, Katie Sterritt placed 13th in the Delaware Speedway standings last season.

66. Bonnie Sterritt
2021 Placing: N/A

2022 Plans: A full season at Delaware Speedway.
2022 Goals: To improve my lap times and try to beat my best lap time from 2021.
Drivers to Watch: My top 5 driver to keep an eye are: Nathan Rhea, Jason Lovie, Jordan Willms, Dan Storey, Brent Pelley
Most Memorable Moments: Having a car drive down the driver’s side of my car, and also avoiding a car that hit the wall and flipped in front of me and a few others.

A regular at Delaware Speedway, Bonnie Sterritt placed 14th in the Delaware Speedway standings last season.

65. Julia Bos
2021 Placing: N/A

64. Christian Lavalle
2021 Placing: N/A

Placing seventh in the Peterborough Speedway standings last season, Christian Lavalle scored six feature top-10’s, including a season-high fifth on August 14. He also had 12 heat top-five’s throughout the campaign.

63. Jimmy Hooper
2021 Placing: 44th

Battling at Flamboro Speedway, Jimmy Hooper scored a pair of top-10’s throughout the season. He also showed speed in his experience at Grand Bend Speedway, as well.

62. Jacob Booth
2021 Placing: N/A

In his rookie campaign at Sunset Speedway, Jacob Booth scored four top-10’s, including a season-best fourth mid-season.

61. Richard Geerlinks
2021 Placing: 47th

The Full Throttle Motor Speedway competitor placed ninth in the season-ending standings.

60. Rolland Goodfellow
2021 Placing: N/A

59. Aundrea Lusk
2021 Placing: 14th

A consistent threat at the front of the field at Sunset Speedway, Aundrea Lusk scored three top-five’s and six top-10’s throughout her 2021 campaign behind the wheel of a new car for her team. Ultimately, it allowed her to a score top-five in the final standings.

58. Curtis Young
2021 Placing: N/A

2022 Plans: I am not sure exactly how many times I will be able to get out due to how far we live from the track. But I am hoping to make it out to Sunset Speedway a few times, as well as try out Delaware speedway because I have never ran there before.
2022 Goals: Ultimately I’d like to make it back to victory lane, but this is a new to me car so I still have a lot to learn about it. I still expect to be a contender and get better each time we come out.
Drivers to Watch: Phil Givens, Craig Cole, Calvin Reesor, Andrew Shilling, Spencer Riddell
Most Memorable Moment: There are 2 of them that stick out – winning my first feature at Varney in 2017, and also in 2017 having a 15-20 lap door to door battle with one of my best friends Scott McGregor in one of the first races that we had both cars on the track.

57. Johnnie McIntyre
2021 Placing: N/A

2022 Plans: Full-time at Peterborough Speedway.
2022 Goals: Being that it’s my first full season ever I’m running for rookie of the year; I think that’s my biggest goal to win this year. I’m hoping to maybe get a few feature top fives and maybe a heat win!
Drivers to Watch: Top five drivers to keep an eye on this year for me is the following – Jake Kelly as he finished second last year in points and I think he will clinch the championship this year. Tegan Stanley coming off rookie of the year and having amazing performances race after race; I think he will get his first win this year. If Phil Givens ever does adventure our way this year in Peterborough, he will always be a threat; I think he can race any track well and has chances to win every night! Ang Novis finished in top three in points last year and I believe he will be battling for a championship against Jake Kelly this year in Peterborough! I think if Sean Kennedy runs a full season this year, everyone should be watching out for him. He’s fast and has the skills to win a lot this year. Can’t wait to see what he does out there!
Most memorable/Biggest moment: Last year’s championship Night race at Peterborough. It was my first time ever out on the track with my car and I was able to keep up at times to people who have been racing for a while. Also being able to get the car home in one piece to was a good moment haha. I just think that race built up so much confidence and fire to get back out there and improve this year.

Stay tuned for the next part of the list

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