SAUBLE BEACH, ON – Although his Sauble Falls Racing team has not yet broke through for a win in APC United Late Model Series competition, veteran Andrew Gresel registered his first win of the 208 season in Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Series action at Sauble Speedway on July 7th.
“As soon as I took the window net down on the cool down lap I was sighing in relief,” laughs Gresel. “It just felt good to get back to winning. We’ve been close a few times this year in the Pro Late [Model] but it felt almost as good to come out and win in the Super [Late Model]. Anytime you end up in victory lane at the end of the night it’s a big confidence booster.”
Gresel hopes that his Super Late Model triumph will provide some much-needed momentum for his team as they prepare to return to APC Series racing this Saturday at Flamboro Speedway.
“It’s kinda funny how you can string together wins once you get going,” offers the second-generation racer. “There’s an energy that your team can catch once you start having success. We had a great car last Saturday at Sauble and I’m positive we’re going to have another great car when we get to Flamboro with the APC Series.”
At present, Gresel sits 5th in APC Series points standings, but is just 8-points removed from a spot in the top-3. And, with only five races remaining in 2018, the former tour champion is well aware of just how important each position in every round is.
“We’re way past the point in the schedule where you can have a bad night and just hope to shake it off,” insists Gresel. “When you get down to 5 races to go, you’re really playing for keeps. These races all matter. Every position means something if you’re racing for a championship.”
“Our team has had a lot of success at Flamboro in the past,” continues the fan favourite. “We know what we need to do to succeed there. We have an awesome flat-track package and I’m looking forward to getting there and driving our stuff to the front.”