HAMILTON, ON – Multi-time Flamboro Speedway feature winner Dennis Cybalski will chase his first career Sunset Speedway win this weekend, as his familiar No. 10c is set to tackle the lauded Velocity 250 weekend.
And although the star-studded field rumoured to descend on Sunset this weekend may worry some competitors, Cybalski insists his team isn’t phased.
“Our team really gets motivated for these bigger races,” says Cybalski. “The bigger the better. We’re ready to scrap it out for two days and we couldn’t be more excited for it. We’re counting on one of the best fields we’ll race against all season – anything less would be a disappointment.”
With the Velocity 250 representing the biggest date of the Sunset season, emotions are typically at a high before, during and even after the race weekend. However, after years of competing at similar events across Ontario, Cybalski remains calm ahead of one of the most anticipated races on his schedule.
“I don’t get nervous for events like this anymore,” shrugs the division staple. “We’ve all been down this road before. Our team wants to win but so does every other guy in the field. Wanting it isn’t enough. You need more than that. The team that prepares and puts the time in is going to get rewarded. So, we’ve been working all week.”
And while most other Super Stock competitors are feverishly compiling complex strategies for the 50-lap race, Cybalski admits his approach is relatively straight-forward.
“Our goal for Saturday is just to make the show through the heat races,” notes Cybalski. “The last thing we want to have to do is come through the B Main on Sunday. Because that’s where things can go bad in a hurry. If we can walk in the front door to the A [Main] with a good starting spot, then I know we have a car strong enough to win.”