CAMBRIDGE, ON – Following a four-year reprieve from fulltime Super Stock competition, veteran racer Randy Rusnell has done an admirable job of working his way back to being a weekly threat at Flamboro Speedway.
The Cambridge, ON native finished 2nd in the speedway’s 2019 Super Stock points championship and will enter this weekend’s Frostoberfest event set on contending for the first victory of his comeback season.
“This team has been about as close to a win without actually getting it for the last two months,” Rusnell stated. “Coming back after those years off has been like trying to jump onto a moving train. The cars look the same but there’s a fair bit that’s changed since we were winning races. It’s been an adjustment, for sure.”
“This group hasn’t forgotten how to win,” adds the multi-time Flamboro Speedway champion in reference to the operation he owns with wife Joanne. “I really believe that, once we get a win, those floodgates are going to open up and we’ll be right back in our rhythm again.”
‘The Rocket’ has worked tirelessly all season to find a setup combination that works for his familiar No. 72 and believes that his team has developed the right package ahead of this weekend’s Frostoberfest finale.
“We haven’t been afraid to try a little bit of everything to get the most out of this car this year,” admits Rusnell. “I’m more comfortable with this car now than I have been all Summer so I’m excited to see what we can unload with (at Frostoberfest).”
“I want to keep building on this package this weekend because I know it’ll help us when it’s time to take a run at that championship next year,” adds Rusnell. “We’ve been better and better every week and we’re not looking at this weekend like it’s anything different.”
And, when it comes to pre-race preparation, Rusnell has not shied away from investing every minute necessary with hopes of turning in his finest performance of the season this Sunday.
“I don’t think it’s possible to under-prepare and still run up front at an event like this,” notes Rusnell. “When you have big races, where teams are coming from all over the province, success doesn’t happen by accident. You have to absolutely put in the time to prepare if you want to outrun these guys.”
“We’re going to be at our very best when it’s time for that feature on Sunday afternoon. Flamboro has always been a special track for our team and we’ve always found a way to dig deep and turn in a strong run in the big races there.”
“I know it’s going to be tough to keep these guys behind me,” continues Rusnell. “But we’re coming to win. And we’ll do whatever we need to do to make that happen.”