OSHAWA, ON – After moving through the Legends Car and Mini Stock ranks in recent seasons, Peterborough Speedway racer Donovan Price has announced plans for a fulltime return to the Thunder Car division for the first time in almost two decades.
“It’s been awhile since I’ve had a car with this kind of weight and horsepower – I might need to knock some of the rust off,” jokes Price. “It’s going to feel amazing to get back into a Thunder Car. I’ve been wanting to make this move for a few years now and everything has finally fallen into place. I’m excited.”
The veteran impressed through the 2016 and 2017 Mini Stock seasons at Peterborough, formulating a number of feature victories en route to establishing himself as one of the division’s foremost weekly threats.
“I’m real proud of what I was able to accomplish in the Mini Stock – but I knew that it was time to move on,” explains the Oshawa, ON racer. “We went from being a mid pack car to a multi-time feature winner. I showed everyone exactly what I was capable of. That was always the goal. So, once I did that, I knew it was time for a new challenge.”
While Price is unquestionably excited for his new venture, he has yet to decide upon a schedule in regards to where – and how often – his fans will see him compete in the ever-deepening Thunder Car division.
“I still have to sit down with my family and my sponsors and plan out a schedule,” says Price. “I know that Peterborough will definitely be our home track. But, I’m not sure if that means we’ll run fulltime there or just pick and choose our dates.”
“Outside of Peterborough – I’d absolutely love to take this car on the road,” continues the former Mosport Speedway regular. “Sunset and Sauble have an interesting deal with the Great Lakes [Concrete] Series and the possibility of racing at [Jukasa] is also something that gets me excited. We’re going to wait and see when and where we’ll be racing – but I’m absolutely going to try to be on track as much as I possibly can in 2018.”