31 Dec 2012

Wow, seems like forever since I’ve updated here, and sorry about that. There has been so much going on this year, so many changes that I admit, got distracted and slightly stepped off my blog updating duties.

 

The holidays are nice and quiet, so now while watching the Canadian Junior team play against Russia, I thought it’d be – (we just scored)..a great time to let you all know what is going on around the WR/CS camp.

 

Before I get started, I wanna thank everyone for your emails, texts and calls…I’m glad to see that people care and notice when I’m not updating. I appreciate that and am proud to be part of the race scene here in Canada.

 

(We just scored again…2-0 Canada)

 

Let me start with a quick overview from this summer and what went on.

 

Dave Seguin Racing – Team 7x


Well, what can I say, the most dedicated and persistent team that I’ve ever worked with did it. After weeks’n'weeks of racing, Sunday after Sunday on the track, travelling between tracks and dealing with some of the best competition DIRT Pro-Stock has ever seen, they secured the Cornwall Motor Speedway Rookie of the Year and also the coveted DIRT Series Rookie of the Year.

This is an accomplishment of many folds. What they had to over come in order to get these titles is really something else. Especially the week before the final race.

 

Being just short in points going into the final, with a broken and busted car, I borrowed some talent from one of my boys in our GITN crew and dragged Hugh out to Cornwall to help Dave get the car back together with maybe 12 hours to spare before he had to leave.

After bolting a body on, banging out some dents, scaling the car and gettin it right, we sent Dave and the team on their way to conquer all that is Dirt. And he did.

Once again, I can’t express how proud I am of this team. Dave and his family, are ambassadors of the sport and us here at the Woods Racing / Canada Synthetics camp will be proud to once again support him in 2013. He just keeps getting better and better, and we’re smart enough to know when to climb aboard a gravy train.

 

Gold In the Net Drift Team

 

After our Indy trip..which was absolutely amazing, we pretty much got right to work prepping for our Formula Drift premier which was supposed to start in Atlanta. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards for us. With some heavy mechanical issues with the truck and what not, we decided to delay it to 2013, which in hindsight, is really the proper move. We took the opportunity to go to some FD events, Clubloose events and generally get better. Dial the car in and work as a team in a prep environment.

 

When the Slide event came around, we we’re pretty confident. Randy, Hugh and I prepped the car, got it loaded and headed to the track. Circumstance however got the better of us, with a blown clutch during first practice, this ended our day early..but we did learn a lot. Most importantly, that day cemented the fact that I chose the best team in Drift. Although we were unable to compete, we did everything we could. Randy and Hugh were aces that day and I can’t thank them enough.

 

We’ll see what 2013 brings us in the land of Drift, and I can’t wait to get started. We got some cool things lined up, but you’ll have to wait for an official press release first…SORRY FOLKS!

 

Some of the most fun I had this year on track though, was with my buddy Louis and the #36 Mustang over at ICAR.

 

 

This…non intense, non-competitive racing is a nice break from the craziness of Drift. I could spend allllll day at the track with Louis and the car, we have a ton of fun, not to mention that the car is set up so well…that all I really have to do is keep Louis gripping with air pressure adjustments. Although we couldn’t spend as much time on track as we wanted, it was surely memorable when we did. We have a blast together and that always reminds me what racing is really about. Having fun.

It’s easy to get sucked into the competitive and business side of racing, and of course, we also have to. Having an outlet within racing to relax and enjoy is something I encourage every racer to do. Although being in racing can be a dream job, it can have its stress points also.

I thank Louis and the Technika team for including me this year. It’s fun stuff.

So with all that being said, I am still on track and involved. There are some updates to the shop and the company that I need to tell ya about, but that will be another full post at another time.

So until then, I wish you all the best for 2013, and be sure to look out for us at various tracks and shows across Ontario, Quebec and the NE USA. Woods Racing is active, and can’t wait to see you guys.

Cheers!

Dec 31st by Bannon



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