Saturday, March 8th – Ontario Newswire with Spencer Lewis
Former Sauble Speedway Ltd. Late Model champion Jason Parker has announced he will debut a brand new McColl Racing Enterprises-built chassis for the 2014 season. The Port Elgin, ON veteran will return to Sauble with hopes of unseating reigning titlist Scott McTeer. ‘The New Age Punisher’ last captured Sauble supremacy in 2010 and joins a rapidly growing list of contenders including ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Freiburger, Josh Stade and Shawn McGlynn. In addition to his Sauble commitments, Parker has confirmed a limited schedule of Sunset Speedway competition on dates that don’t clash with his championship campaign, as well as a season-ending trip to Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic. Marketing support for Parker’s 2014 season will come from Prestige General Contractors, Baxi/Marathon Industries, MacDonnell Fuels, Saugeen Shores Transmission, Candue Homes and Ron Gibbons Construction.
2012 Sauble Speedway JR. Late Model champion Troy Courneyea will compete in both the Sauble Speedway Thunder Car and Ltd. Late Model division in 2014. The 14-year old up-and-comer, a native of Belleville, ON, will race under the tutelage of longtime Sauble front-runner ‘The Situation’ Matt Mulholland. Courneyea has acquired the same chassis that Jason Parker rode to a 2010 track championship, and will begin his 2014 season piloting a Paul Maltese-built Thunder Car. Sponsorship for Troy’s rookie campaign will be supported by Mowbray’s Canadian Tire, Tom Gibbons Concrete, The Wismer House, Saugeen Shores Transmission, BJS Electric, TJM Construction, Bud Rier Chevrolet, Parker Heating & Cooling, Dunlop Fuels and Martin’s Bicycle Shop. Courneyea will donate all of his race winnings to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, continuing a tradition that his mentor Mulholland began in 2011.
After earning a pair of feature victories in 2013, third-generation competitor Billy Zardo has announced he will return to Sunset Speedway in 2014. The Brampton, ON driver – grandson of Hall of Famer Bill Zardo Sr. – will complete Sunset’s new 10-race schedule in search of his first career Ltd. Late Model championship. Zardo’s 4th season in a Late Model will carry support from Holmes on Homes, National Exhaust, Hassell Automotive, Big Chute Marina, J.A. Towing, Smart Screen and Better Contracting. Zardo joins Rookie of the Year contender Paul Maltese, rising star Thayne Hallyburton and 30-time champion Stompin’ Tom Walters on the list of confirmed Sunset Speedway competitors.
Delaware Speedway Super Stock Rookie of the Year contender Trevor Collver has tweeted this shot of his ride for the upcoming season. Collver liquidated his Delaware Truck assets at the conclusion of the 2013 season, acquiring a Super Stock chassis from Delaware veteran DJ Dejesus. The former Mini Spring standout will race fulltime alongside Super Stock front-runners ‘Cowboy’ Kris Lawrence, Darrell Lake and fellow ROTY-contender Gary Adriaensen. The Lucan, ON driver will carry sponsorship from Carter Trucking, Outback Tire Shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking, Hodgkins Custom Service, G&L Automotive, Ron O’Brien REMAX, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive & Transmission, Collver Towing, Fix Auto, Huron Tractor, Dave Moore Fuels & Hallmark Memorials. Fans are encouraged to follow Collver on Twitter @TCollver51.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)