HAMILTON, ON – Fresh off of a strong run at Sunset Speedway’s ‘Velocity’ event on September 23rd and 24th, veteran Dennis Cybalski has confirmed his team will be back in action this weekend as Flamboro Speedway hosts its annual ‘Frostoberfest’.
The Super Stock portion of the two-day show will pit Cybalski against a number of Ontario’s heavy-hitters, with a uniquely formatted event cantered around twin 30-lap feature events on Sunday afternoon.
“Every single top team in the province will be in that pit area this weekend,” says Cybalski. “That’s the ultimate motivator for any of us. The competition in this division doesn’t get any better than at Frostoberfest. It brings everyone out of the woodwork.”
As a former Flamboro regular, Cybalski knows as well as anyone that the speedway’s unforgiving reputation is well-deserved, although he insists it’s the ultimate test for both driver and equipment.
“You never know what’s going to happen when you walk through the gates at Flamboro,” offers the veteran. “The track itself is an equalizer because it has so much character. It’s tough to set up a pass there – but that’s what makes everything so interesting.”
“It’s grown man racing from the moment you get there until the moment you leave,” continues Cybalski. “When you unload at a Flamboro you had better be ready to work – or you might as well not even bother lining up.”
Frostoberfest finds itself sandwiched between Sunset’s Velocity and Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic, as the trio comprises Ontario’s Playoff Season – a trifecta of ‘must win’ events for drivers across nearly every major weekly division.
“The Playoff Season is like ‘Speedweeks’ for us,” explains the longtime Flamboro regular. “It’s an exciting time of the year for us. It really tests who you are as a competitor and how well you and your guys can work together as a team.”
“We came home from [the Velocity] in one piece – which means we’ve had a week’s worth of shop nights that we’ve been able to spend getting faster instead of repairing damage,” continues Cybalski. “We’ll be coming to Flamboro with everything we’ve got and hoping it’s enough to win an igloo trophy.”