Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 30, 2019) – This week’s edition of “In the Driver’s Seat” features Go Fast Teeple from the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division. Each week this segment showcases a driver from the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock or HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions to share some insight on the drivers wearing the fire suit and behind the wheel of the cars that put on the show.
Go Fast Teeple would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting their 2019 race season: Beamsville Fish and Chips and Lucky Strikes Fort Erie. He would also like to extend a special thank you to his crew members, including “Teeple’s Woman” and Chrisandra Larocque. Their help and support are immeasurable.
How old were you when you started racing? What division/class? How long have you been in this current division?
GFT: “I was 34 years old when I started racing and began my racing career in a Mini Stock. I moved up to the Thunder Stock division a few years ago, although I have tried my hand at racing in a Pro Stock truck at Humberstone Speedway as well.”
How did you get involved in racing?
GFT: “We found ourselves with some time and a little extra cash when Chris Storm gave me a Chevette and said “let’s go racing” and here we are!”
What was your scariest situation in a racecar?
GFT: “I’d say it was in 2015 while in the Mini Stock. Jay Moulton and I collided so hard it knocked me out. It was hard enough that we both scrapped our cars.”
Do you get “race nerves” before a race?
GFT: “No, I can’t say that I do.”
What is your favourite race moment to date (as a driver, fan, growing up, etc.)?
GFT: “Winning a Feature at Humberstone Speedway in 2018”
If you could race in any other class, which would it be?
GFT: “Given the opportunity, I’d choose the Late Model division.”
What advice would you give anyone who is interested in getting into racing?
GFT: “My only advice would be to stay away from Front Wheel Drive cars, they are lame in my opinion.”
What driver do you most admire? Do they influence your driving style?
GFT: “Luke Carleton and Rob Knapp of the Sportsman division would be my choices and yes, they certainly do influence my driving style.”
If you could compete in any race, what would it be? Which track?
GFT: “I’d love to qualify and make the show at Brighton Speedway’s annual Applefest Shootout.”
Do you have any race day or pre-race superstitions or rituals?
GFT: “No superstitions but we do have race day safety meetings.”
Who picked your number and why?
GFT: “I picked my number….why? Because it’s mine!”
What other activities do you enjoy besides race car driving?
GFT: “Bowling at Lucky Strikes in Fort Erie!!”
Everybody at Ohsweken Speedway would like to wish Go Fast Teeple and the No. 11 Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock team a safe and successful 2019 season. Thank you, Go Fast Teeple for getting “In The Driver’s Seat” this week.
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online athttps://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.
Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our officialFacebook page.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Lonewolf Fireworks, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.