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Gresel Comes Home


By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

A long Holiday Weekend is on the horizon and among the places to be is Sauble Speedway who will present back to back days of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

The Saturday card begins at 5 pm while the Sunday program is a 4 pm start.

While there's a lot of notable divisions and events to catch over 2 days, of particular interest in these parts is the APC Late Model Tour and the Spira Fire Protection " Beat the Heat " 100 on the Saturday card.

This will be event number 6 on the 2018 schedule for the APC Series which features Andrew Gresel of Sauble Beach.

Gresel and the McRobert Fuels/London Recreational Racing #81 Ford Fusion is coming off a 5th place finish in the LRR 100 at Flamboro Speedway.

The finish was the third time Gresel has landed in the Top 5 this season and the 5th time he's been in the top 10 in the Pro Late Model series which rolls all over Ontario. 

Not only is Gresel coming off a Top 5, but he's also coming home; home to Sauble Beach, home to Sauble Speedway, the track he grew up on.

Gresel readily admits it's special to be at home for an APC event rather than be on the road.

Furthermore, Gresel believes there is " home track " advantage.

Having said that, Gresel is also mindful that Sauble's configurations are tight and a test for any driver in a highly competitive field like the APC Series.

To that end, he may have booked some extra practice time at Sauble Speedway heading towards the weekend but the payoff, if there is to be one, will come Saturday night when the APC Series and Andrew Gresel come home.


I'm Fred Wallace

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