Posted on April 29, 2013
February in Canada means snow and all those great activities that go with snow, especially for Westerners that are close enough to enjoy The Canadian Rockies. February always finds the Canadian hockey fan marred in a debate with their friends over who's going to make the playoffs and who's carrying the Stanley Cup home in June!
For Stock Car racing fans and drivers, February is also the signal of a new dawn for a Championship run, and where all racers are at the same championship point level with a good shot to win! The annual pilgrimage to the beaches in Daytona are the signal for racers in North America that it's time to dust off their hot rods, find out what improvements are needed to finish stronger and to start booking race weekends throughout the summer.
The Canadian Super Truck Series had another spectacular season in 2012 with the Championship run going down to the last night. The series was poised to crown a brand new champion in Doug Fisher of Lloydminster driving the #99 Big Bore Chevrolet. Mechanical issues at Auto Clearing Speedway in Saskatoon during the season finale would open the door for Neil Fitzgerald of Wainwright, driving the #20 Fitzgerald Aggregate Dodge to complete the seemingly impossible task of capturing his second championship in two years.
The Canadian Super Truck Series has continued to excite crowds at tracks throughout Western Canada and Montana, and has drawn the attention of competitors from two different Western Canadian series for the 2013 run. Danny Huckle of Bashaw Alberta is a fierce competitor in the always popular and competitive Legends Racing Series and was crowned the 2012 Champion. In this off season, Huckle purchased a championship calibre Chevrolet from two time Super Truck Champion Jamie McClennon, leaving very little doubt that he's going to be 'running and gunning' for the established stars of the Series. If that wasn't enough for the Canadian Super Truck Series regulars, they are going to have a mirror full of multi time Auto Clearing track Champion Scott Lucas of Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Scott has been eyeing the Super Truck series for three years, and with four of seven events at his home track in Saskatoon, he's confident he's got the advantage right out of the trailer. Tony Mikulcik of Saskatoon, long time ProTruck Series competitor is also moving into the Super Truck Series and will challenge hard for the Rookie of the Year honors.
The Series will see a full time return of the #74 Chevrolet owned by Steve Morros of Calgary and driven by veteran pilot Darrin Guillet. 2013 will also see the return of the always entertaining #24 Chevrolet of Larry Cramer. The 'Flying Tiger' has come close to championships in the Super Truck Series and has his sights set on closing the deal in 2013!
The Canadian Super Truck Series WILL NOT disappoint this year with new talented drivers, past champions like Jamie McClennon that want to regain the title, Fitzgerald trying to be only the second driver to win three championships and definitely Doug Fisher with some unfinished business!