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David Thorndyke marked his return to the driver’s seat of his #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. After a two-year hiatus from the series, Thorndyke’s comeback was a success though the race day proved to be a rollercoaster of emotions for Thorndyke and his team.

The weekend began on a promising note as Thorndyke and his #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet showcased their competitive spirit during the Saturday practice session.

Thorndyke started the race from the 29th position. As the race progressed, Thorndyke faced a setback that ultimately forced an early retirement. A broken sway bar mount punctured a radiator hose, leading to overheating issues in his Chevrolet. Despite the best efforts of the team to rectify the problem, they were forced to retire from the race after 21 of the scheduled 51-laps.

Though disappointed by the premature end, it was a successful return to competition for Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team according to the driver. “It was a long road back, but health wise, everything is good and we’re thankful for all the support we’ve received. We appreciate the support from Chill Out Motorsports for our return to racing. Now that we’ve gotten back in the game, we want to be better. We’ve got time now to assess where we are and time to get our new chassis ready to be back here in the Spring”.

TV & Live Streaming All races are streamed live on TSN+ in Canada and through FloRacing in the United States. The WeatherTech 200 will air on TSN Saturday, September 9th at 12:30PM and on RDS2 on Saturday October 7th at 1PM.

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After a two-year hiatus due to health challenges, racer David Thorndyke is set to make a triumphant return to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.

Thorndyke will be back on the track at the final road course event of the year, taking place at the iconic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) near Bowmanville, Ontario, on Sunday, September 3rd.

The driver who pilots the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet, has been absent from the circuit due to health issues. However, Thorndyke is now back in the driver’s seat, fully recovered, and ready to rekindle his passion for racing.

To mark his return, David Thorndyke’s team is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with ChillOut Motorsports. The collaboration will see ChillOut Motorsports becoming a partner of the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team. ChillOut Motorsports is a leading provider of cutting-edge cooling systems for high-performance vehicles.

“Returning to the track after these two years away feels like a dream come true. I’ve missed the competition, the fans, and the thrill of racing,” said David Thorndyke. “I’m incredibly grateful for the support of my team, sponsors, and fans who stood by me during my recovery. Teaming up with ChillOut Motorsports is an exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to showcase their exceptional cooling systems on the racetrack.”

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David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team were gearing up to return to competition in the 2023 NASCAR Pinty’s Series at the Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) on Sunday May 21st. Regrettably Thorndyke will be forced to miss the first race on the team’s planned schedule for a small medical procedure.

The Oshawa, Ontario driver sat out the 2022 season undergoing treatment and got a clean bill of health last fall. Car Chief Adam Thorndyke set about making some significant upgrades to the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet for a return to competition this summer, however that plan is now on hold temporarily.

“I took care of the issues last year and we were on track to get back in the car and race at CTMP” stated Thorndyke. “But at a routine follow up it was recommended I get some additional warranty work done so it’s all scheduled, and I should be ready to go later this summer. It’s too bad because Adam has kept working on the car and I’m very eager to get on track and see how much we’ve improved. I also want to say thank you again to everyone that’s reached out to see how we’re doing. One more small fix up and we’ll be good to go”.

Though the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet Camaro won’t be on track until later in the summer, David Thorndyke and the entire team encourage fans to support the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and enjoy the great racing.

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