BARRIE, Ont. (July 8, 2016) – After a productive month of June, Wendy Adams is excited to continue her progress in the Mighty Mini division at Sunset Speedway as the calendar flips to July for the hottest part of the summer. Last Saturday’s Canada Day weekend race saw Adams move up to 12th in the division standings, a positive note to begin the new month.
“We worked really hard on the setup in June,” Adams said. “The car ran really well and we finally got it setup.”
A stretch of three races in seven days helped Adams get a better feel for her new Mustang, a car hand built between Adams and her husband Bill.
“The car’s getting better, there’s no ifs, ands or buts about that. I’m getting better with it and my restarts. On June 17th, it was really good and it was a good night. My finish didn’t show that because we got taken out,” she commented.
The Mighty Minis may be Sunset’s entry-level class, but the competition is as stiff as any division at any given racetrack. Nearly the entire field is capable of a win on any night.
“If you don’t have a car to compete, forget it. But that’s the best part – we know we have a car to compete. Now that we’ve finally got it setup, it’s a matter of earning better starting positions,” said an upbeat Adams. “That’s what’s hurting me. I seem to be starting at the back of everything and you get stuck behind cars.”
She knows there’s still room for improvement, but with an improved car under her seat, Adams has already come leaps and bounds from where she began her season on April 30.
“The biggest thing for me is still the corners. Now that the car is setup (properly), my restarts are much better. I can trust the car enough to stay with everybody and not lose time,” Adams said.
With four races remaining in July, Adams hopes to gain a spot in the top-10 in the standings by the end of the month to setup an exciting month of August. She knows the points will take care of themselves if she can consistently finish among the best each race.
“Top-10 is where we want to be. Obviously getting in to the top-10 in features is big for getting in the top-10 (in points) and staying there,” she commented.
Adams will have some extra support to try and accomplish her goals throughout the rest of 2016 with Fram Oil Filters and Air Filters joining her marketing program.
“They’re providing us our oil filters and air filters. It’s exciting to have them on board,” Adams said.
Adams and her team are also continuing preparations for their Mental Health Awareness night, which takes place on August 20 at Sunset. All proceeds from the event will benefit New Path Youth and Family Services. New Path offers a variety of services with locations in Barrie, Orillia, Alliston, Bradford, Collingwood, Cookstown, and Midland.
“We’re just focusing on making it a great night. It’s fan appreciation night, which will be nice, no doubt, toward getting a really good crowd and really good amount of money for New Path Youth & Family Services,” Adams said excitedly.
The month leading up to her big event will be all about improving while having fun. A spot in the top-10 will certainly make for plenty of smiles.
For a full schedule of Wendy Adams’ 2016 races, visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca. Follow Wendy Adams’ 2016 racing season all summer long at www.adamsracing.net and on Facebook atfacebook.com/WendyAdamsRacing.
Wendy Adams 2016 season in the Mighty Mini Division at Sunset Speedway is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors, including: Pro Signs, Fastenal of Midland, Ernie’s Performance, UPS of Collingwood/Barrie, Robson Janitorial, Performance Improvements, RSA Auto Parts, TSS Top Shops Autobody, Beatty Automotive, OI West Wing and Canadian Pool Association.
Wendy Adams is racing in 2016 in support of the following organizations: New Path Youth and Family Services, Kids Help Phone, The Pledge To End Bullying, Canadian Mental Health Association, Help The 1 in 5, Start Talking, Do It For Daron, Bear Creek Wellness Initiative and Defeat Depression.
Prepared By Clayton Johns Media
Photo Attachment 1: Wendy Adams races down the front straightaway at Sunset Speedway. (Thompson Photography photo).