BARRIE, ON – While he has showcased quiet improvement over the course of the last three seasons on the Sunset Speedway Super Stock roster, Dustyn Mombourquette is hoping that a strong performance in his first ever Jukasa Motor Speedway this Saturday will be the dramatic step forward he has been searching for.
“I’m not a flashy guy at all so I don’t try and pretend to be when talking about our (Super Stock) program,” admits Mombourquette. “It’s definitely not my strong suit, but I do think there’s a lot to like about our team and how far we’ve come in the last few seasons.”
“I’d love for us to come out to Jukasa and put together one of the nights that I know we’re capable of this Saturday. We’ve worked really hard on this car and I know that there’s going to be a lot of attention on Jukasa this weekend. Having a big run against a stacked field would be a dream come true for us.”
While Mombourquette has yet to compete at ‘Canada’s Crown Jewel’, he has attended events there as a spectator and vowed to race at the facility after having seen the show that the Super Stock division put on during Jukasa’s Canadian Short Track Nationals weekend in 2018.
“After seeing how good the Super Stock racing was (in 2018) there was no way that we weren’t going to be there this season,” says the second-generation racer. “Dad and I have had this race circled on the calendar in the shop all off-season.”
“You could feel a different type of energy just sitting in the grandstands watching last season,” adds Dustyn Mombourquette. “I can’t even imagine what it’s going to feel like to roll out on the track in front of all those people.”
In addition to the unbridled attention and prestige that come along with a standout performance at Jukasa, Saturday’s winner will also be awarded a provisional starting spot for August 31st’s Canadian Short Track Nationals feature event.
“I never want to get ahead of ourselves – but it would absolutely be an incredible feeling to have that provisional starting spot in our back pocket,” says Mombourquette. “The Nationals is going to be the biggest Super Stock race of the season. It’s the one everybody wants to win.”
“After all the work we’ve done on our Sunset setup we want this to be the year that we branch out a little more. If we have a guaranteed starting in the biggest show of the year that would be a pretty good way to branch out. We have a lot of reasons to be excited for Saturday.”