Michel Beyore Returns To DIRTcar Sportsman Action At Applefest ShootoutThursday - September - 2016
Michel Beyore drivers his DIRTcar Sportsman at Merrittville Speedway earlier this year. (Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media photo).
COLBORNE, Ont. – September 22, 2016 – After an extended layoff, Michel Beyore is set to return to the seat of his Millenium Crane/Metals Plus No.54 DIRTcar Sportsman for this weekend’s Applefest Shootout at Brighton Speedway.
Beyore will be in action for Friday’s invitational event before the Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series invades Brighton on Saturday night. Beyore, who now resides in Colborne, Ont., has not been in the seat since May when he last competed at Merrittville Speedway. Beyore spent most of the summer relocating from Whitby and is excited to get back in the car.
“I haven’t been in the car in a long time. We raced the second night at Merrittville and I haven’t been back in the car. I think we’ll do alright,” Beyore said. “I put everything back the way it was in practice at the start of the year. We have a good starting point.”
In what will be his second Sportsman start of the season, Beyore is hoping for a strong couple of races against some of the Sportsman division’s best.
“I just want a respectable finish and the car to work decent,” Beyore said in his usual joyful tone. “I don’t want to get in to any trouble. I’m looking to have a good time.”
The opportunity to race the same track on back-to-back nights offers some comfort to Beyore who will be able to build a notebook on the fast 1/3-mile oval.
“It’ll help me a ton to race twice at the same track. If I screw up on Friday, I know I can fix it for Saturday,” Beyore said confidently.
Beyore does have some track time at Brighton. Last season he raced a Chuck Marsh-owned Sportsman car at the Applefest Shootout and ran well before running out of fuel. That track time combined with some helpful advice from Kevin Fraser and Rick Wilson leaves Beyore feeling confident entering the weekend.
“I gave them a few ideas on what I was thinking and they said I was heading in the right direction,” Beyore said. “The track time should help me a lot. I have almost no time in these cars except for driving Chuck Marsh’s car three or four times last year. Before that I hadn’t been in dirt cars in 25 years. It’s coming around though.”
Beyore is looking forward to being behind the wheel again.
“The time I ran at Brighton, I enjoyed it. I really liked it,” Beyore said. “I want to have a good time, but I want to run well. I know I’m not going to set the world on fire because there are guys that have way more time in these cars and they’ve been running them all year.”
For additional information on the Applefest Shootout weekend, visit www.brightonspeedway.ca.
September 23 – DIRTcar Sportsman Invitational at Brighton Speedway
September 24 – Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Brighton Speedway
October 14-15 – 1000 Islands RV Centre DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Brockville
Michel Beyore’s 2016 season is supported by the following corporate sponsors: Millenium Crane, Metals Plus, Stemac, Hoy’s Garage, CNC Machining, Praxair and MGS Custom Tune.
Prepared By Clayton Johns Media