INNISFIL, Ont. – On Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Steve Love would once again suffer mechanical issues, resulting in failing to qualify for the main event.
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 19:23 Published in Driver and Team Releases
@Thallyburton • In this video, Inside Track's Spencer Lewis talks with Limited Late Model rising star Thayne Hallyburton about his '22nd to 7th' run at Sunset Speedway on June 14.
Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:29 Published in Multimedia
@41holdaway • ORILLIA, ON - With just four races under his belt in 2014, Orillia racer Taylor Holdaway has already racked up a three top ten finishes (4th, 5th & 9th) in competition at Sunset Speedway. His worst result to date came on May 17th when his #41 Ford Fusion suffered electrical problems and produced a 13th place finish. Overall, it has been a good opening month for Holdaway and he feels positive about where the team is headed.
Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:23 Published in Press Releases
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:21 Published in Press Releases
In early May, Inside Track contributor Spencer Lewis caught up with Daniel Bois to discuss his racing plans for 2014. The former Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club champion is making his return to the series as a full-time competitor, behind the wheel of the #99 London Recreational machine.
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:22 Published in Multimedia
STROUD, ON / @41Holdaway – Although it was one day late and a few degrees cooler than expected the 2014 racing season for Taylor Holdaway finally got underway. The Orillia, Ontario native not only competed in the Spring Derby at Sunset Speedway on Sunday, May 4th, he was a major contender. At the end of the 100 lap main event he finished 4th and led for a good portion of the race.
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 13:54 Published in Press Releases
This is the post-weekend update from the Spira Racing Team for May 3-4, 2014. Both Sunset and Flamboro Speedways cancelled Saturday's events due to rain, however, Sunset rescheduled theirs for the following day, so the Spira Racing Team spent some time cleaning up the shop and taking pictures of Rick Schwartzenburg's car that they have been working on for the last six weeks.
Rick's car will be featured at the Hope and the City event that will be taking place in Guelph on May 15th, at the Italian Canadian Club. Click here for more information on the event, and to purchase tickets or to make a donation.
Sunshine greeted the three car team on Sunday at Sunset as Samantha, Billy and Jake arrived at Sunset Speedway for the 35 lap invitational and opening event of the season at the speedway. Scott remained behind as he was attending his grandfather, Merv Colling's 75th birthday that the team was also to attend, however had to miss due to the rescheduled race. On behalf of the entire Spira Race Team and our families, we wish Merv a very happy 75th and wish that we could have attended this milestone in his life.
All three cars had three practice sessions and minor adjustments were made throughout with Jake in the #88 having the most serious issue with a push condition in the centre of the corners. There were three heat races dividing up the over 38 cars in attendance and all three team cars were in the same heat with Billy starting 2nd, Samantha 4th, and Jake in 6th. The top seven cars would qualify for the feature and the balance would run in a last chance race to complete the starting order of the field. Billy and Samantha dropped back a position each to finish 3rd and 5th, while Jake remained in 6th seeing all three Lucas Oil sponsored cars qualifying into the main event.
Billy lined up the #86 to start 8th in the feature, followed by Samantha in 13th and Jake in 16th. There was only one caution on the 3rd lap and then it went caution free to the checkered flag. All three cars finished without a scratch, Billy crossed the line in a side by side battle and was scored 7th, followed by Samantha, who had a great race, gaining 5 positions and finished 9th. Jake only lost one position throughout the feature and finished 17th, while driving a car that picked up a bad push in the centre of the corners. Overall, it was a great day despite the very cold temperature that kept the surprisingly large crowd, many drivers and their teams bundled up in their winter clothing with most huddling under blankets.
Next up for the Spira Team will see all four team cars at Sunset Speedway on Saturday May 10th. Pit gates open at 1:00pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm.
Photo Credit: Dave Franks-Dave Franks Photography
From Ken Spira
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:32 Published in Press Releases
Early on the morning of Saturday, April 26, the Spira Racing Team gathered to clean the cars and take pictures for this year's hero cards before splitting up and heading in two different directions for their first outings of the season. Samantha Shaw and Billy Schwartzenburg headed north to Sunset Speedway for practice day in preparation of next week's home opener, while Scott Simmons and Jake Watson headed south to Flamboro Speedway for that track's first race night of the season.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 17:10 Published in Press Releases