INNISFIL, ON – After weeks of speculation as to what speedway would be his full-time haunt for the remainder of the 2017 season, veteran Dan Archibald has confirmed he will change allegiances from Sunset to Peterborough in order to chase his first career Thunder Car championship.
‘’We’ve been thinking about how we want to handle the rest of our season for a few weeks now and Peterborough feels like the better choice,’’ says Archibald. “We’re definitely not finished with what we’ve started at Sunset – but the Peterborough Thunder Car division has a lot of talent this season. I feel like we have a car, a team and a setup that can step in and run up front to contend for a (Peterborough Speedway) championship”.
The announcement immediately pits Archibald against current Peterborough Speedway point leader – and two time track champion – Anthony DiBello. And while Archibald and DiBello were no strangers to one another throughout DiBello’s 2016 tenure as a Sunset Speedway regular, Archibald insists he welcomes the challenge.
‘’I’m looking forward to racing against Anthony [DiBello],’’ remarks the Innisfil, ON native. “He and I are able to really get out there and put on a show for people. I respect any racer that can take it just as good as he can give it – and that’s Anthony to a tee”.
“The DiBello team is a lot of fun to race with because they’re more than willing to give me the kind of battle I want. We’re both going to go out there and push each other as much as possible. The fans will go home feeling like they’ve gotten their money’s worth, I promise. And, when its all said and done, I know Anthony’s not the type to be over at my trailer at the end of the night crying about it – and that’s what I respect about him”.
Archibald will enter July 8th’s event at Peterborough just 18-points behind DiBello and knows a strong showing on Saturday is imperative to his championship aspirations.
‘’We’re not taking any of the Peterborough teams lightly,” insists Archibald. “There are a lot of real fast guys out there that people just don’t hear a lot about. It’s going to take a lot of work for us to get up front and stay there. We’ve been preparing all week for a strong run on Saturday”.