Russell Boyle Looking for Strong Results

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After making his Stadium Super Trucks debut last year in Toronto, Russell Boyle returns this season looking for stronger results.

“I really just want to get a good finish and not flip on my lid again,” he told OnPitRoad.com.

Last year in his series debut, the Ontario native flipped over during one of the early on-track session.

“It wasn’t as bad as it seemed,” he commented. “The truck sat up – no damage, just body and I think a brake caliber that broke. Other than that, it was a good weekend.”

Notably, the finishes weren’t as strong as hoped, he continued to build speed throughout the weekend. The learning has continued since then as he was able to partake in a test session a couple weeks ago. He notes being able to prepare for this year is helping the confidence ‘a ton’ as last year’s chance to run came together late.

“I only got 20 minutes in the truck last year testing in a parking lot,” he said. “With the experience now, it’s a little better than last year. I think I can build on that going into this year.”

Looking at the track, Boyle notes the biggest challenge is the heavy braking going into turn three at the end of the Lakeshore.

“The trucks are really different than the Mazda Road to Indy cars where you brake at the 300 marker,” he said. “We’re braking before that with just how the trucks are designed.”

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Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.