The two-day weekend will play host to the inaugural event for the Great Lakes Concrete Series, and will pit Bentley against many of Ontario’s elite Super Stock programs.
“We’ve gotta come out strong and get this thing to the front early,” says Bentley. “We know how important it would be to have the points lead going into Sauble [for Round 2]. With how much talent has already committed to this tour, there’s no doubt that we have to assert ourselves in the first round. We can’t sit around and wait.”
And, though Bentley feels passionately about eventually contending for the mini-series championship, his excitement is two-pronged when concerning Spring Velocity weekend.
“We’ve been close more than a couple times – but I’ve still never won the Spring Velocity,” explains the second-generation racer. “I want – badly – to add it to my resume. Our team has been fortunate to have won some big races, but this one has always seemed to slip away from us. If we can walk out of this weekend with some new hardware I’ll be ecstatic.”
The depth of talent intent on following the 6-race series has been well documented, and Bentley insists that the chance to stand toe-to-toe with the best competition available is exactly why his team has committed to a full season with the Sunset/Sauble tour.
“As soon as we realized how deep this roster was going to be, we knew it’s where our team belonged,” says Bentley. “I think you’re going to see the best of the best that this division has this weekend. We’re going to unload on Saturday ready for war because we know all of these guys are going to come with their best.”