WOODVILLE, ON – With less than half of the 2017 season remaining, Thunder Car powerhouse Anthony DiBello sits atop the Peterborough Speedway championship points standings with a commanding 37-point lead.
Should DiBello hang on to the number one position in the race for the 2017 championship, it will mark his 3rd Peterborough Speedway title in the last four years.
“I don’t think that racing is any different than any other aspect of life – nothing is ever going to be given to you. You have to get up and take it,” says DiBello when asked his thoughts on his team’s current situation. “Our team understands exactly what that means. We’ve never been afraid of hard work”.
“We’ve grown up around this sport,” adds the second-generation racer. “We understand how this game is played. You have to put in the hours if you want the glory. That’s what we’re about”.
DiBello credits his family-run operation’s dedication for their recent success, as they have carved out an undisputable reputation as one of the division’s very best teams.
“We pride ourselves on our work ethic,” says DiBello. “We start prepping for next week as soon as the car rolls off the trailer on Sunday morning. Every weekend. Like clockwork. And that doesn’t matter if we win or finish 16th. There are always hours to be invested”.
With just four nights of Thunder Car racing left before the 2017 championship will be awarded, DiBello knows his team’s attention to detail will be relied upon more than ever to capture their third career title.
“We’re committed to this title run all the way,” insists the Woodville, ON racer. “That’s what we’re here for. It’s been our goal since Night 1. We’re not looking past anyone – because any of the teams on this roster could be a threat on any given night”.
“I’m not too hung up on the math and the numbers,” explains DiBello. “We don’t break out the calculator after every heat race and feature. Our goal is to come out and do absolutely everything we can to get this car to the front every single time. If we do that – the points take care of themselves”.