SAUBLE BEACH, ON – In the midst of a 2017 season that has already produced his first career Sunset Speedway Super Stock feature win, Coltin Everingham continued to impress this evening with a 4th place finish in the inaugural Sauble Speedway ‘Battle at the Beach’ invitational.
“Man, we knew coming in here that we were strong enough to jump up front and stay there,” beamed Everingham confidently post-race. “As long as we did the right things and made the right decisions – we knew what we were capable of.”
“I’m so happy with our performance. Every time we bring this car out I feel like we’re surprising people and it feels awesome.”
The 50-lap contest marked Everingham’s first appearance at ‘the Beach’ behind the wheel of his newly-built Streamline Race Products chassis. Now, armed with a top-5 finish in a large-scale event, Everingham is already thinking about a repeat performance.
“This was our first time at Sauble with this car and I’m not sure we could have asked for much more,” shrugged the Alcona Beach, ON racer.
“We’re rolling out of here with a way thicker notebook than we had when we unloaded – and that’s always the goal when you’re out here on the road. This won’t be our last time here. I can promise that. We’ll be even stronger next time you see us.”
As the Ontario schedule now winds its way towards the vaulted ‘Playoff Season’ of year-end invitationals, Everingham is more than ready to resume battle against many of the same marquee names he was able to defeat this evening.
“We’re not in a points chase at Sunset – so our team is all about looking ahead to some of these big late-season events,” said Everingham. “The field we were up against tonight looks a lot like the fields we’re going to be racing against at (Sunset Speedway’s) the Velocity 250 or (Peterborough Speedway’s) Autumn Colours Classic.”
“These guys are some of the best of the best,” continued the third-generation competitor. “We know now that we can stand right next to these guys and get the best of them, and that means the world to us.”