In the heart-pounding world of short track auto racing, where every second counts and adrenaline fuels the pursuit of victory, the $10,000 2nd Annual Mike Parsons 73 Lap Memorial Super Late Model race sponsored by Ledcor Group at Laird Raceway will take centre stage on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. This exhilarating event showcases not only the skill and precision of drivers but also the fierce determination of teams vying for the prestigious first prize of $10,000 along with a total of a possible $34,500.00 in the Super Late Model division along with $250.00 tow monies and a full show brought to you by Service Rental and Sales will include the NAPA Reyco Automotive Modifieds, Service Rental and Sales Super Late Models, Lakeway Automotive Factory Stocks, Northland Autobody Four Cylinders, AIM Enduros divisions racing for championship points for 2023.
2022 Mike Parsons 73 Lap Memorial Super Late Model race winner, Gilford, Ontario driver Dario Capirchio will be back looking to go back to back for the chance to hoist the top purse of $10,000.00. Innisfil, Ontario Brandon Passer will be returning after capturing second place and taking home $4,000.00 while third place winner Dustin Jackson who placed third and added a third place $2,500.00 finish in 2022. In the 2023 Mike Parsons Memorial Super Late Model Saturday feature will also offer a $500.00 HARD CHARGER AWARD along with a $100.00 for lap leaders on lap 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 also.
Last year’s winner Dario Capirchio told Saultsports that “I think I have a good chance of winning again. I have a good idea of what I need to make the car faster and know more about the rules of racing at Laird. We had an awesome time there.The fans, competitors, and all the people that work there were awesome looking forward to the weekend.”
Over the August 25th and 26th weekend, short track racing fans will also see how the 2023 championship points will unfold as well, the leaderboard becoming a canvas that captures the flow of intense competition. With each race, local Laird Raceway drivers will battle for supremacy, aiming to secure valuable points that will propel them towards the ultimate prize. The championship standings act as a reflection of their performance, displaying the culmination of their efforts and dedication throughout the 2023 racing season.
First year behind a Super Late Model veteran driver John Carter told Saultsports that “we are going to be looking to keep the fenders on the car and be around for the end. Quite a few cars out early last year we’re gonna try to not be one of those cars try not to burn the tires up in the first half and see what we got for the second half! Greg was up this week and brought some speed with him should be a good showing for the 29 car!”
While every race at Laird Raceway during the 2023 season carries its own significance, this event holds unparalleled importance—the race for the first prize of $10,000. This race is not only a showdown of raw speed and tactics but also a showcase of nerves of steel. The roar of engines, the screech of tires, and the strategic maneuvers on the track create an electrifying atmosphere that leaves spectators on the edge of their seats. The drivers participating in this pinnacle race face a myriad of challenges, from navigating sharp turns and maintaining optimal speed to outwitting opponents in high-speed duels. It’s a test of their mettle, skill, and the ability to adapt swiftly to the ever-changing dynamics of the race.
“It’s gonna be a difficult one forsure. Gonna take a whole lot of patience, awareness, and a 100% effort from my whole crew like they always do, we would not be able to be at the front and compete like we do if it wasn’t for the countless hours my crew puts in on the car to make sure it’s handling at its best. We have been hard at it all year long preparing for this race specifically,” added Sault Ste Marie, Ontario young gun #77 Chase Wilson.
While the grand prize of $10,000 is undoubtedly a significant incentive, the annual Mike Parsons 73 Lap Memorial Super Late Model race transcends mere financial rewards. It serves as a platform for drivers to showcase their prowess, for drivers and their teams to demonstrate their meticulous preparation, and for fans to revel in the thrill of auto racing. This race fosters a sense of camaraderie among enthusiasts and stands as a testament to the dedication that goes into making these events a resounding success.
The voice of Laird Raceway Greg Brazeau told Saultsports that “I’m looking forward to the best two nights of racing that we’ll have in the season. Best way to end it all, the points races will all be decided by these two final nights, the atmosphere around the place will be at a high just from those battles alone. The. You add to that, we’ll have some of the top touring Outlaw Super Late Models from Southern Ontario and possibly Michigan here to win the $10,000 prize money, we’re all in for a couple of great nights of entertainment and really good racing.”
In the realm of short track auto racing, the $10,000 2nd Annual Mike Parsons 73 Lap Memorial Super Late Model race embodies the spirit of competition, the pursuit of excellence, and the thrill of victory. As drivers vie for supremacy and the coveted first prize, their determination and skill are etched onto the racetrack. This is not just about crossing the finish line first; it’s about the journey, the camaraderie, and the relentless pursuit of pushing limits—all for the glory of victory and the pride of being crowned the $10,000 2nd Annual Mike Parsons 73 Lap Memorial Super Late Model race winner.
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