MILTON, ON – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division III Champion Eric Yorke closed out a tremendous 2017 campaign with a win in Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic on October 8th.
“This win means the world to me,” says Yorke. “This race is such a huge deal. We’ve never been able to put together a complete weekend here until this year and it’s absolutely a career accomplishment. Events don’t get much bigger than this one – it’s something I’ll remember forever.”
The Crown Jewel win – the first of Yorke’s career – serves to further establish the young veteran has one of the division’s proverbial powerhouses and arrives on the heels of a 2017 season that saw Yorke tally 4 wins and 16 top-10s in 18 Sunset Speedway starts.
“We’ve really turned a corner with our program this season,” notes the Milton, ON veteran. “I’ve always been proud of us but I don’t think we’ve ever been this strong. It’s just been a cumulation of all of our experiences and all of our research. It’s been a dream. I’m not sure how we can top it but I’m positive that we’re going to try.”
When asked if he sees any way his family-owned operation can top their recent success – Yorke offered a quick glimpse into the team’s 2018 plans.
“I don’t think anyone in our division has ever won ‘the Classic’ back-to-back – so that’s absolutely our goal for next season,” smiles Yorke. “I’m not sure where we’ll be racing next year but I can guarantee we’ll be back at Peterborough on Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll be gunning for a second win.”