WALKERTON, ON – Multi-time Super Stock division champion Kenny Grubb has filed entry for Sunset Speedway’s invitational event scheduled for September 12th.
Grubb’s most recent Super Stock start – a runner-up finish at Sauble Speedway on August 22nd – produced a back-and-forth battle with fellow veteran Todd Davenport that many fans have referred to as 2020’s ‘Race of the Year’. This Saturday, Grubb will look to channel the momentum generated from that much-talked-about contest in order to secure his second Super Stock win of the season.
“It felt incredible to go toe-to-toe with Todd (Davenport) at Sauble,” said Grubb. “Obviously our team would’ve much preferred to come out with the win, but after that type of race I couldn’t stop smiling even if I wanted to. Those types of battles are the whole reason we do what we do.”
“There’s no question that we work damn hard on this program,” adds the Walkerton, ON veteran. “So, for us to come out against some of the best racers in the province and put on a show for the win that leaves people talking for days and days, it’s a real gratifying feeling.”
Grubb’s early-Summer feature win at Flamboro, combined with his recent runner-up effort at Sauble, have established the veteran as one of the top contenders in the talent-laden division this season – a feat that Grubb credits to his team’s dedication to improving their program while the 2020 season sat dormant in April, May and June.
“The beginning of the season was a difficult pill to swallow as far as not being able to race,” explains Grubb “but that was no different for anyone else. We were all in the same boat with having to sit at home and see how this was all going to play out.”
“We knew that we could either sit around and complain about not being able to race or we could use the time to get out in the shop and work on our stuff for when events did start to come back,” adds the multi-time Sauble Speedway champion.
“All of the extra hours that we spent investing in our equipment and making sure every single piece of this car was up to snuff was well spent – because this thing feels as strong as anything I’ve ever raced before.”
On the topic of the upcoming 40-lap invitational event at Sunset, Grubb doesn’t mince words and is quick to let it be known just what his team is looking to do.
“We don’t wake up early and load up on a Saturday morning just dreaming to run in the top-5,” laughs the personable standout. “Our goal is to win. That’s where we set the bar. I have no problem admitting that. So, when you see us signing in at the gate this Saturday, you’ll know that we’re there because we believe we have a piece that can make that happen.”