ALCONA BEACH, ON – Reigning Sunset Speedway Super Stock champion Coltin Everingham spent the Sunday of his Canada Day long weekend reminding his contemporaries – and maybe even himself – of just how good he can be behind the wheel of a racecar.
The third-generation racer led every single lap of the afternoon’s second of twin Super Stock features for his first win of the 2019 season. The performance exuded dominance and showcased the version of Everingham that was a fixture at Sunset in 2018 during his run towards a first career track championship.
“When you have a good car at Sunset it’ll make you feel on top of the world like almost nothing else can,” Everingham said days after the performance. “We couldn’t have possibly scripted this or dreamt this up any better. Our team had been working damn near night and day on this car to make it better and wake it up”
“All those hours paid off,” adds the standout. “The car was as drive-able as anything I’ve ever had at Sunset. It was pretty close to perfect. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Everingham had opened the season with a slower-than-anticipated start, missing the podium in both of his first two weekly starts of the 2019 campaign.
Despite falling short of his desired results early, Everingham insists that his team never stopped working in order to maximize their program’s results and return to championship contention.
“You can’t ever under-prepare in this division and expect to have any type of success,” notes Everingham matter-of-factly. “It takes a world of prep to outrun the guys on this roster and even more research to put together a package that’ll help you contend week-in and week-out.”
“Things didn’t start off the way we wanted them to this season and we knew that the only way to get faster was to work our way through it. Whether we’re winning races or spinning our wheels, the hours in the shop are the same.”
Everingham hopes for a quick return to victory lane this Saturday as the Super Stock division readies itself for its first of three scheduled events in the month of July.
“Man – I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning looking at this car and wanting to get it back to the speedway,” laughs Everingham. “When you win in this division, all it does is fire you up and make you want to come back and do it again the next week.”
“It feels good to win again,” adds the Alcona Beach, ON native. “We’re back now. We feel like ourselves again. We’re here at the front of the field and it’s going to be real hard for anyone to try and keep us from going on a run now.”