BARRIE, ON – After plying his trade in Sunset Speedway’s competitive Super Stock division for the better part of a decade, second-generation racer Dustyn Mombourquette is ready for a sizable step forward in 2020.
“Dad and I sat down last Fall and sort’ve debriefed about everything we’ve learned in the Super Stock division and decided that the time is right to make the move to (Limited) Late Model racing,” explains Mombourquette.
“We’re ready to jump in with both feet and try to learn all that we can this season. We’ll run the full season at Sunset and do all that we can to get the absolute most out of this opportunity and to learn from the top-level talent on this roster.”
While Mombourquette’s enthusiasm is palpable, the personable second-generation racer understands the long road he has ahead of him.
“This is going to be a gigantic learning experience for our entire time,” notes the Barrie, ON native. “It felt like we were gaining steam every single week with our Super Stock program – now it’s time for a uphill battle every step of the way in the Late Model division, so we’re absolutely anticipating a tough grind.”
“We don’t have any expectations other than to keep our stuff in one piece and leave the pits with a thicker setup book every single Saturday night. This is a dream come true and I’m honestly counting the hours until we can get to work.”
The former Super Stock division feature winner will pilot a Shaw Motorsports chassis in his pursuit of Sunset’s Rookie of the Year title and credits Jason and Dale Shaw for helping to prepare the team for their foray into the Limited Late Model division.
“Dale and Jason have been awesome with the support they’ve provided us to get ready for this season,” says Mombourquette. “I’m incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of great people. From the Shaw’s to my Dad to my grandparents – it’s a total group effort and I couldn’t thank all of them enough.”
“We’re ready to get started,” adds the soft-spoken youngster. “It’s going to be a huge step up but I’m excited to tackle it one day at a time.”