For the first time in Sauble history, NASCAR sanctioning will preside over its weekly competition, and Bridge’s family-run operation has full intention of laying claim to the facility’s first NASCAR championship.
“Being the first to accomplish something – no matter what it is – will always be a huge deal,” says Bridge. “Every team on the Sauble roster is excited for what the NASCAR sanctioning means for the speedway. 2018 is going to be a season to remember.”
“We’ve had some amazing moments at Sauble already – but being the first NASCAR champions in the Mini Stock division interests us more than anything,” continues the multi-time division champion. “It’s all the motivation we’ve needed to put in work all off-season.”
Bridge’s team – long heralded for being one of the most organized and well-prepared on the Sauble roster – knows that their time invested away from the speedway will be every bit as important as the hours spent on-track, as they suit up to chase a third career Sauble Speedway championship.
“There’s only going to be one driver that can say they were the first NASCAR champion at Sauble,” notes the Kincardine, ON racer. “We only have one chance at this. So, we have to make sure that we’re at our best every single Saturday. I’m not going to let a championship slip through our fingers because we weren’t prepared.”
“I like to think that we keep a pretty tight operation – but this season is going to be on an entirely new level,” continues Bridge. “Every time this trailer door swings open, we’re going to be ready for whatever gets thrown at us. We’ve set the bar incredibly high for what we want to accomplish this year.”
“The first NASCAR championship is going to be remembered for as long as the speedway is here – and I want our team to be the group that’s remembered with it. It’s going to take a ton of work – but if we can have our hands raised at the end of the season, it’ll all be worth it.”
“We have  cars and plenty of spare parts, Ready to go, We want this championship real bad, We’re coming out “Gun’s a blazing.”