ALLISTON, ON – 2017 Sunset Speedway Super Stock Rookie of the Year Chris Allard has confirmed his family-run team plans to be one of the two-dozen-plus cars chasing victory during this weekend’s Frostoberfest at Flamboro Speedway.
And while many are anticipating a star-studded field for the weekend’s twin 30-lap features, Allard shows no sign of intimidation entering the Crown Jewel event.
“We filed our entry for this weekend because we knew the best of the best all had it circled on their calendar,” explains Allard. “I mean, that doesn’t scare me one bit. Line them all up. Put them all out there. The champions, the crown jewel winners, the guys everyone else is nervous to race against – that’s exactly who we want”
“We’re not intimidated by that,” says the second-generation racer with a head shake for emphasis. “It just fires us up. We’re motivated. We’re hungry to put in |some work this weekend”
Allard credits the talent that resides within Sunset’s notoriously competitive Super Stock division for preparing him for his first ever Frostoberfest challenge – as he looks to become the first ever division rookie to win the Crown Jewel event.
“Being at Sunset every Saturday is like going to college for racing,” laughs ‘Flight Time’. “The [Super Stock] division there is so deep and you’re just constantly learning and improving and growing every time you touch the track”
“There’s no question that it prepares you for races like [Frostoberfest],” continues Allard. “We know that we’re ready for this challenge because we’ve already battled the best guys all season – now we’re just changing the scenery”
When asked about the possibility of fashioning his first career division win this weekend, Allard made sure not to mince words on the topic of success and what his team needs to do to achieve it.
“It feels like we’ve been close more times than I count this season, so if we can sew up a win on Sunday it would definitely be one of the best days of my life,” explains Allard.
“I feel like our team already has a real good idea of what we need to do,” adds the popular freshman. “We just have to keep up what we’ve been doing all season. We have to make the most of every lap we turn and do our best to be as prepared as possible right off the trailer. If we can keep improving all weekend, we should be in a pretty good place by feature time on Sunday.”