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.
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39. Karlie Wilman
2021 Ranking: 48th
2022 Plans: My plan for this up and coming season is to run our home track which is full time sunset speedway and I hope to possibly also race at a couple of the other tracks for some events in the playoff season.
2022 Goals: Finish the races each and every night with the car in 1 piece. Become more confident and be more competitive and see where that takes me! My expectations for this up and coming season is that in hopes it will be a great season with the great driver that sunsets offers and that the field will have some great clean competitive racing! Along with having a decent car count every night
Drivers to Watch: Andrew Shilling – he’s a fierce competitor and improved every week I’m sure he will only get better (have to say that as he is my other half haha). Austyn Jennett – he really improved a lot not only on the track but off the track and proud of him in general for not ever giving up after having so much bad luck it was a real up and down season for him! Some great first wins but also so hard hard luck! So he’s definitely going to keep approving I hope! Calvin Reesor – always showed great speed and was a great guy to race against was happy for him when he finally got his car problems fixed up!!! Aundrea Lusk and Cheyenne Reed are also great racers and always girls to keep eyes on ! Always fun to race against and always improving!
Most Memorable Moment: Getting my first top 3 of my career this past season with my brand new car and growing as a driver. (Comfort level). My least memorable moment was having to be towed off as my ball joint blew apart well racing. Wasn’t a fun experience but thank you to the people that constantly help me on and off the track couldn’t do this without any of you!
Karlie Wilman showed improvement last year, racing inside the top-five with a pair of top-five’s and six top-10’s at Sunset Speedway.
38. Alex Stewart
2021 Ranking: N/A
2022 Plans: Just travel around go to all the big events
2022 Goals: Just get as much knowledge as possible and hopefully get a win
Drivers to Watch: I’m keeping my eyes on would be Conner Ellis, Reese Bourgeois, Cameron Thompson, Nicole Stewart and Wayde Thorne
Most Memorable Moment: Starting pole at ACC
Constant progress through the season showed through despite tough competition at Flamboro Speedway with a pair of top-10’s. And as he said, there was icing on the cake in the form of leading the field to green at the Autumn Colours Classic.
37. Sean Kennedy
2021 Ranking: 15th
2022 Plans: A full season at Peterborough Speedway in the Bone Stock division
2022 Goals: Make each race we enter the best we can, to hopefully we win as many races as we can for our sponsors and win the overall points race as well.
Drivers to Watch: Kyle Novis, Stephen Charles, Ryan Oosterholt, Cory Horne with his new ride, and Jake Kelly who is always at the front.
Most Memorable Moment: Each win I’ve had has always had it’s good memories on each so I look forward to hopefully making more of those good memories in 2022!
Although he did not win a feature at Peterborough Speedway, Sean Kennedy showed a lot of speed with four top-five’s and four top-10’s, highlighted by a heat victory.
36. Cheyenne Reed-Charles
2021 Ranking: 8th
2022 Plans: To just focus on trying to get the car where we want it and to try my hardest.
2022 Goals: To gain more confidence, learn more and to just to have fun
Drivers to Watch: I’m honestly not 100%. There’s many people out there to watch out for.
Most Memorable Moment: I have a lot of moments that I can say but out of last year, one moment I remember most was when the car was badly wrecked in a practice. I had so many people run over to help me, people calling different stores for parts; we ended up getting it all done just in time for the drivers meeting.
Despite some challenging moments, Cheyenne Reed-Charles shined through the adversity to post five top-10 finishes throughout the 2021 campaign at Sunset Speedway.
35. Austyn Jennett
2021 Ranking: 28th
2022 Plans: Race bone stock full time, gain seat time in my mini stock
2022 Goals: Maintain consistency and push for my first feature win
Drivers to Watch: I’m not sure who all is racing lol
Most Memorable Moment: Winning my first heat race last year
After gaining speed the previous seasons. you could say Austyn Jennett had his break-out campaign in 2021 at Sunset Speedway. He scored three feature top-five’s and four top-10’s, including a career-best third on two occasions, to go along with a couple heat victories.
34. Spencer Riddell
2021 Ranking: 56th
2022 Plans: So far running part time, mainly at Flamboro Speedway
2022 Goals: To win a heat race, top 5 in a few features, would be awesome to win a feature!
Drivers to Watch: Eric Stewart, Alex Stewart, Nicole Stewart – all sophomore drivers with a year under their belt and were only getting better. Rookie Cameron Thompson showed a lot of speed in his couple starts and Phil Givens taking on Delaware should be interesting!
Most Memorable Moment: How Autumn Colours went for us. We went there just hoping to qualify knowing that a lot of top notch drivers show up there and to come out finishing sixth was unbelievable!
Showing speed was the name of the game for Spencer Riddell at Flamboro Speedway with seven top-10 finishes, including a season-best sixth. Of course, the more impressive sixth was as he mentioned at the Autumn Colours Classic.
Alas, we are getting closer with just 33 drivers remaining on this very long list.
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