OWEN SOUND, ON – Multi-generational racer Jaymee Adams will look to Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic on October 6th, 7th and 8th to play host to a weekend that could easily become the biggest moment of her young career.
Adams’ has remained one of the most persistent drivers on the Sauble roster as of late, showcasing continuous improvement as she tussles week-in and week-out with some of the toughest Thunder Car drivers in Ontario.
“I can’t thank my team enough for sticking with me through this season,” says Adams. “It’s been all about ups and downs and none of our nights at the track have been easy yet. We’ve definitely had our share of highs and lows, but I really feel like it’s made us better as a team. At the end of the day, it’s the only way to learn. What doesn’t break you is only ever going to make you stronger.”
While the 2017 edition of the event will mark Adams’ first as a competitor, she refuses to taper her expectations as to what her family-run team can accomplish when matched up against the best-of-the-best that the division has to offer.
“My main goal for the weekend is going to be the same as it always is,” admits the fan favourite. “I want to show everyone else in this division that our team belongs. If you want to make a name for yourself, this is just about the best place in the province to do it. Everyone on that grid on Sunday afternoon will have got there through hard work. I respect everyone in this division – but I know in my heart that we have enough to give them a run.”
While most would point to Adams’ operation as considerable underdogs entering the 50-lap contest, the daughter of former Sauble Speedway standout Steve Adams refuses to take a step back in her quest for a marquee performance.
“It’s been a long road to get this car as good as it is right now,” notes the Owen Sound, ON native with a smile. “I’m nothing without my family and the rest of the people around me. It’s taken our entire team to keep this program moving in the right direction.”
“We don’t have the biggest trailer or the newest and most expensive equipment, but we’re committed to working harder than any other team we’re out there racing with,” adds Adams. “I see [the Autumn Colours Classic] as the weekend where we show everyone else that we’re for real and we’re ready to win these big races.”