HARD FOUGHT RESULT FOR THORNDYKE
August 31, 2014. Bowmanville, ON- David Thorndyke was back at the wheel of the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet for round number nine of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this past weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). Once again Thorndyke was a consistent performer and made significant gains in position during the race.
Following their best result in the series during the earlier series event at CTMP earlier this year the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team felt confident they would achieve positive results again. Fluid on the track during the practice session caused Thorndyke to spin and only get a few laps of track time during the first session.
Thorndyke would qualify the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet in the 27th position. When starting deep in the field the first concern is staying out of trouble early.
"That went according to plan" said Thorndyke. "We didn't get into any tangles with anyone and gave everyone lots of room early on."
The rest of the race was more of a struggle for the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet driver.
"It was a hot day and my water bottle didn't work, then when I was going through corner nine with some other traffic and tried to go down to second gear there was just a lot of crunching" stated Thorndyke.
Thorndyke would wrestle with the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet the rest of the afternoon while also trying to run laps as quickly as possible around the 10 turn track.
"Sometimes I had third if I was gentle with it but most of the day it was only fourth gear" he stated.
Using all his driving skills to coax the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet to the finish Thorndyke crossed the line 19th, actually gaining eight positions with a race car at far less than 100%.
"We're thrilled with how we finished, to get that kind of a result with the troubles we had is awfully good" said Thorndyke.
"It's been a lot of fun to be at the track for these events this year, and we're looking forward to learning and improving again for our next time out" he added.
This event concluded the racing season for the #67 Lubesource/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team. The team wishes to thank all the fans and partners for their continued support and they look forward to being back on track again in 2015!