Florida Updates – Sunday, February 17th
Update – 5:15pm Eastern. Practice is beginning to wrap up here with the session scheduled to go until 6pm. There are a ton of Legends and Bandoleros here on site. Without a current entry list or official count, there are close to, if not more than 20 cars in the Young Lions and Semi Pro divisions with a healthy count in all the other classes. Looks like we may not make New Smyrna tonight, but will make it up at least once this week. Stick to TimsCorner.ca for live updates from the track tomorrow afternoon.
There are also new photos on the Facebook page, be sure to click the link below to take a look.
Update – 2:40pm Eastern. Practice is still ongoing here at Auburndale Speedway. Drivers are not required to have transponders on Raceceivers on today, so no official times are posted. Practice goes until 6, but the plan is to head out to New Smyrna Speedway a bit earlier to take in the racing up there, where features begin at 7:30pm.
I did have a chance to catch up with former Maritime League of Legends Tour champion Paul Blenkhorn. You can listen to his interview by clicking here. Other interviews with familiar Maritime voices and the drivers here at Auburndale will be uploaded throughout the week.
We are here at Auburndale Speedway and practice is ongoing now for all divisions following the drivers meeting this morning at 11:45am.
Drivers were warned in the meeting about using the bumper excessively throughout the week, along with restart rules for the week long event. Features this week will be run beginning at 3pmMonday through Thursday with Friday’s feature taking place under the lights in hopes of some spectators dropping in.
We will be focusing on our Canadian contingent throughout the week while also checking in with the top drivers in each division. We will be recording some audio today between practices and we hope to grab the winners of each day after the race or the next morning, depending on time.
*Note – if there is a driver you want to hear or see on our coverage this week (and keep in mind, these pits are FULL of Bandolero and Legends drivers), drop us a line and we’ll track him or her down!
Atlantic Canadian drivers on site include:
Bandoleros: Cole Boudreau, Cole Tanner, Braden Langille, Nicholas Naugle and Waylon Farrell
Legends: Cole Butcher, Jarrett Butcher, Ryan Mackintosh, Richard Salter, Gary Bursey
*Cy Harvey’s car is on site and is maintained over the week by MacLean Motorsports. Cy is expected to be on the grounds tomorrow afternoon.
Check Facebook.com/Timscorner for photos from the pits at Auburndale.