5 to Watch

Chris Allardchris allard
Second-generation racer Chris Allard has turned a corner as of late and become a weekly contender in Sunset Speedway’s veteran-heavy Mini Stock division. Since moving up from the entry level MIGHTY class, Allard has repeatedly shown a capability to inject himself into the upper-echelon of the roster. In his most recent start, the Innisfil, ON resident notched an impressive top-5 performance, and he’ll return to action this weekend with hopes of solidifying his first career Mini Stock podium.

Lane Zardolane zardo
Perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the 2016 Sunset Speedway Late Model season has been the performance of ‘The Thrillbilly’ Lane Zardo. The third-generation star has integrated himself seamlessly into the headline division, and currently finds himself 8th in points ahead of a current laundry list of Ltd. Late Model heavyweights. In his most recent start, the Brampton, ON driver fashioned a pair of top-10 finishes in twin-35 lap feature events. As the season works into the second half of 2016, Zardo is improving on a nightly basis and appears only steps away from his first career Late Model victory.

Gary Elliottgary elliott
‘The Iron-man’ flashed some considerable speed in a double shot Open Wheel Modified appearance at Sauble Speedway last weekend. This Saturday, the fan-favourite will be back on home soil at Flamboro Speedway with the OSCAAR Modified Tour. Although Elliott has yet to win an event under OSCAAR sanctioning, he has been within a hair’s breadth on numerous occasions – there’s an excellent chance that Saturday night could play host to his first career tour win.

Dan Archibalddan archibald
Fresh off of a runner-up finish at Peterborough Speedway’s ‘Chase for the Colours’ event last Sunday, Dan Archibald will be back in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night. Archibald has already tallied a Sunset feature victory this season, and has shown to be a member of the division’s elite on a weekly basis within Sunset’s ludicrously stacked Super Stock division. Archibald has very quickly cataloged a series of fevered side-by-side battles with current Sunset point leader Matt Bentley that have left fans across Ontario buzzing. This Saturday, expect more of the same if Archibald and Bentley get anywhere near each other.

Roy Passerroy passer
Super Late Model veteran Roy Passer will return to Flamboro Speedway this Saturday under the OSCAAR banner. The veteran has secured podium finishes in each of his tour starts this year, and appears to be trending in the right direction towards earning his first career OSCAAR victory. His Flamboro setup has proven enviable already this season, and fans should expect to see the Jenco Equipment-sponsored No. 27 at the front of the field on Saturday afternoon.