NEWMARKET, ON – While his last three seasons of Super Stock competition may not have had the good fortune to match his unquestionable talent, Gerrit Tiemersma has done more than enough to eke out a reputation for himself as one of the division’s top prospects.
And, while a handful of weekly wins have helped to solidify his stock as a top contender in a suddenly veteran-heavy division, his Velocity Weekend victory at Sunset Speedway was the performance that signaled Gerrit Tiemersma is ready to contend with the best of the best each and every night.
“Winning the Velocity is one of those moments we’ve been thinking about since we brought our first Super Stock home,” says the second-generation racer. “We’ve known all along that we were good enough to win one of these big races, we just had to keep working and keep chasing after it.”
“I’ll be the first one to admit that we definitely don’t have the best luck,” admitted Tiemersma while throwing up his hands in emphasis. “We have an incredible team and some of the best equipment I could ask for – but we normally don’t have the best luck. We’ve had nights where, if it were raining $50 bills I could walk out of the trailer and get hit with a brick.”
While Tiemersma’s family-run effort is fairly bare-bones in comparison to many of the outfits they compete with on a weekly basis, their upward trajectory has been undeniable prior to culminating with their first career Crown Jewel triumph.
“We’ve just been picking up steam with every lap of every race this year,” added Tiemersma. “Whether people have noticed or not we’ve been better every single week.”
“We just knew that we needed one week to go our way and we would be ready to break out with a huge performance,” continues the former Mini Stock standout. “That’s what this weekend was. The Velocity won was the statement that we’ve been working so hard for.”
In the midst of his celebration on Sunday night following the biggest win of his young career, Tiemersma expressed his interest at Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest event on October 5th and 6th.
“Racing is all about ‘what have you done for me lately?’,” notes Tiemersma. “As soon as you win one of these races, people want to see if you can do it again somewhere else.”
“We aren’t afraid of a challenge and we’re more than motivated to show this division that we aren’t just a one-hit wonder. We’ll be ready for Flamboro next week. It would be an unreal feeling to go back to back in two of the biggest races of the year.”
“This win couldn’t have been made possible without all the help and support from my family, sponsors and friends.”