KINCARDINE, ON – Veteran Kevin Bridge fired the first shot in Great Lakes Concrete Mini Stock Series competition on Sunday. The multi-time feature winner utilized a strategy focused on equipment-preservation for much of Sunset’s Spring Velocity feature event, inheriting the lead late in the 35-lap contest to claim the inaugural series win.
“Anytime you can beat of this caliber it’s an incredible feeling,” beamed Bridge post-race. “We slaved on this car all Winter. I’m talking hours and hours and hours. All off-season we’ve dedicated ourselves to this car and this program – and coming out and winning like this is exactly what we were aiming to do. This is unbelievable.”
Bridge will carry the unofficial series points lead into Round 2 of the mini-series at Sauble Speedway and there’s no questioning just how enthusiastic he is about his team’s chances.
“With how well our car performed today – I will amazing going into Round 2,” said the multi-time Sauble Speedway champion. “Our Sunset package is something that we’ve been working on and fine-tuning for a long time now. This is a deep field and this is a tough place to get around – so winning here means a ton.”
The triumph marked Bridge’s third career Sunset Speedway feature win, with the Kincardine, ON veteran noting that the Spring Velocity title will go down as one of the more memorable moments of his Mini Stock career.
“These are the wins you remember for your whole career,” said Bridge. “It’s a gigantic accomplishment for our team – and it’s exactly the kind of motivation that we need to get right back to work so that we’re ready for the next round. The goal is to ride this hot streak for as long as we can.”