Eric Yorke Has Sights Set on 2017 Mini Stock Championship

Erick Yorke 2017 Sunset Speedway
MILTON, ON – Mini Stock veteran Eric Yorke has left little doubt as to what his family-run team’s plans are entering the 2017 Sunset Speedway season.

“We want to be strong night-in and night-out, but we definitely have an end game in mind,” says Yorke when asked what his goals entail.

“I want to win this team another championship more than anything. That’s number one for us above all else. We’ll take all the feature wins that we can get – but our second championship is more important”

After an impressive performance on opening night, Yorke knows his team is ready for the road ahead.

“We’ve got a really long season ahead of us,” says the Milton, ON racer. “It’s so important to pace yourself and try to find some level of consistency. Our division only has one off-night, so we need to take care of our equipment”

“Any kind of early season wreck can put us in a big hole,” adds Yorke. “That’s exactly the sort of thing we’re looking to avoid”

With a roster including multi-time champion Doug Butler, reigning champion Nic Montanari and popular rising star Cameron McGlashan, there’s no question that Yorke and his team will be tested on a weekly basis.

“I have a lot of respect for the drivers in this division – there aren’t any easy nights here,” insists the former champion. “[Doug] Butler has been getting the job done for a long time and [Nic] Montanari is one of the best young guys around”

“Everyone in this pit area has a chance to make things interesting. We have our work cut out for us every single Saturday”

“We’ve been fortunate enough to have been to the top of the division before,” says Yorke in reference to his team’s prior Mini Stock championship. “We understand that we need to be at our best and on our game every single weekend”

“If we can keep ourselves in the hunt through the dog days of Summer – I know that we have what it takes to make the right push at the right time.”