HOME HARDWARE TEAM READY FOR A NEW SEASON May 12, 2008. Driver Don Thomson Jr. took the brand new Home Hardware Chevrolet out for the first laps of the 2008 racing season this past weekend at Cayuga Speedway and the results were all ...
HOME HARDWARE TEAM READY FOR A NEW SEASON
May 12, 2008. Driver Don Thomson Jr. took the brand new Home Hardware Chevrolet out for the first laps of the 2008 racing season this past weekend at Cayuga Speedway and the results were all positive. Competition for the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season begins in less than two weeks, and with the fastest afternoon lap time the Home Hardware Chevy is ready for action.
The past few months have been very active for the Home Hardware team as they have built two new race cars for upcoming season. "It felt good to get out and do some laps" said a satisfied Don Thomson Jr. summarizing the Saturday activity at the 5/8 mile track just outside Hamilton, Ontario. "Everyone had a good day and by the time we wrapped up our work in the afternoon we were at the top of the time sheet".
This kind of pre season work by the entire Home Hardware team is vital to the consistency and success they have shown. "This is a brand new race car, it's very similar to the car that was crashed last year and has similar characteristics" said Thomson. "However, even though the cars are similar, they behave a little differently when you adjust them, and that's one area we're concentrating on".
The meticulous preparation of the Home Hardware Chevrolet team also includes practicing pit stops to prepare for the thirteen race NCATS schedule. "We have a couple of new crew guys this year so we did a few mock pit stops during our test day at Cayuga and we have a full day planned this coming weekend. That's in addition to regular weekly work our team has been doing" said the Home Hardware Chevy driver.
Don Thomson Jr. and the Home Hardware Chevrolet team are the defending race winners from the season opening event at Cayuga Speedway and they are keen to repeat their success. "Of course you want to get off to a good start, which really helps your team out of the gate" said Thomson. "I really like Cayuga, we've been successful in the past and I'm confident the Home Hardware Chevy team will have a good showing there and a strong season".
The 2008 NCATS schedule has expanded to thirteen events this year run on ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits across Canada. You can watch all thirteen races this season on TSN. For information about the NCATS including schedule, results and more, log onto www.nascar.ca