NORWOOD, ON – Longtime Ltd. Late Model standout Flyin’ Ryan Kimball will enter Sunset’s Spring Velocity weekend as an outside favourite to make a considerable first impression with the heavyweights of the APC United Late Model Series.
The Norwood, ON native is certainly no stranger to Sunset – having accrued numerous wins at the facility over the last five seasons – and has also shown a propensity of excelling during extended-distance competition. So, naturally, Ontario’s short track scene can’t help but wonder if Kimball could very well leave Sunset with a podium finish in just his first career series appearance.
“We’re not entirely sure what to expect on raceday – but we’ve been in a lot of big-race situations before,” explains Kimball. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have gone up and down the highways to some of the biggest events in and out of Ontario, so I’ll be looking to lean on that experience a bit. This first tour race is going to be an importance opportunity to get this new car and setup rolling in the right direction.”
Saturday’s event will mark the APC Series opening round of a scheduled nine events in 2018. And, with his SMG Motorsports team hoping to contend for a tour championship, Kimball is prepared to take on whatever comes his way.
“Committing to this tour is something I’ve wanted to do for the last three years,” says the former Peterborough Speedway champion. “To have the chance to hit the road with the tour this season – with this level of equipment and personnel – is nothing short of a dream come true. I can’t possibly say enough about Sean Grosman and all that he’s done for me. But, if I know Sean the way I think I do, the best thing I can do to thank him is bring him some wins.”
While the former Thunder Car standout has never shied away from competition in the past, there’s no question that the APC Series’ racers will be some of the absolute best he’s ever come up against.
“It’s a shark tank man – there’s just no other way to put it,” admits Kimball in regards to the series’ versatile and talent-laden roster. “We know that we’re going to have to fight it out for every position we take on Saturday. But, that’s fine with me, I’m not looking for an easy win. I’m looking for a win that matters.”
“The [APC United Late Model] Series is all that anyone can talk about these days, so it’s definitely where our team wants to be,” continues Flyin’ Ryan. “We’ve been saying that we’re good enough to win anywhere at anytime for a couple years. So, now we get to prove it.”