The six-race mini-series will feature three races at each facility and has already drawn the interest of top-level competitors from across Ontario.
“This series has the kind of buzz and excitement around it that makes it a lot easier to get in the shop and put in the hours over the Winter,” says Davey. “The speedways and promoters that came together to put this on deserve a lot of credit – because this is what we need more of in racing right now.”
“These cars aren’t getting any cheaper to build and maintain,” continues the veteran. “And it only gets harder if the speedways don’t work together and try to put the drivers on an island with rules and tire packages that don’t line up. So, this is a step in the right direction.”
The longtime Super Stock racer acquired a Streamline Race Products chassis from multi-time division winner Chad Eden shortly after the 2015 season. And, after working through a largely frustrating 2016 campaign, posted improved results in 2017.
“When we debuted this car in 2016 and it was all about addition by subtraction,” explains the former Sunset Speedway champion. “We were finding out what didn’t work and what we weren’t supposed to do from week to week. It was a long process, but we’re better off because of it.”
“[In 2017] we were closing the gap on where we needed to be every single weekend,” adds Davey. “Every Saturday was better than the one that came before it. We found a ton of speed that we just didn’t have the year before.”
And, although Davey is committed to chasing victories throughout the upcoming six-race mini-series, the fan favourite insists he is far from the win-at-all-costs time in his career.
“I still have a lot of life left in me when it comes to racing – but I’m definitely still doing it because I love the sport,” explains the Alcona Beach, ON-based driver. “I love being around the track. I love spending time with my family and friends at the speedway. But, I don’t feel like I have anything left to prove.”
“We’ll be there every Saturday because we couldn’t think of anywhere else we’d sooner be. And, if we don’t win the race, we’ll absolutely win the party afterwards.”