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David Thorndyke welcomed new sponsor Singe Sauce Works to the #67 team this weekend.

Thorndyke piloted the #67 Singe Sauce Works/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet for round number 11 of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series this past weekend. Unfortunately the handling of the car was as spicy as the sauces at times as well. During the Saturday practice session felt a nasty vibration in the #67 Singe Sauce Works/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet that limited the number of laps they completed. “It was pretty bad and I didn’t want to stay out and do any serious damage to the car” said Thorndyke after the session. Another obstacle was the track conditions at the start of the 51-lap race. Morning rain showers meant the race began under wet conditions and grooved tires for the #67 Singe Sauce Works/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet. The challenging conditions made it difficult for Thorndyke “For some reason the car was on the verge of spinning out every time I put down the throttle” explained the driver. Fortunately as the race went on the track dried and conditions improved and so did the fortunes of the #67 Singe Sauce Works/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet. “After we made our pit stop and changed to slicks the car was much better. I could feel the power of the motor and use it,” explained the driver. Thorndyke continued to push hard but with the early difficulties the finishing result was very disappointing for the #67 Singe Sauce Works/Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team. “It was a frustrating race in the early going” he stated. “But in the second half, in the dry, the car was a lot better but by then we’d lost so much ground it wasn’t possible to make it up”. David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team have now concluded their race schedule for the 2017 season. The team wishes to thank the fans and all those that supported their efforts. They encourage you to enjoy the remaining events and look forward to returning to the track in 2018. For more about Singe Sauce Works go to and follow them on Instagram. @singesauceworks Prepared by Todd Lewis and TL Sports & Entertainment, (239) 961-2618

Photo Credit:Mathew Manor

David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team spent plenty of hours during the off-season preparing their car for the new year of competition in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). While they had to battle a few mechanical gremlins during the weekend it was all worth it, Thorndyke gained nine positions during the race to finish 13th. Much of the off season work was done by Car Chief Adam Thorndyke who explained it as “just taking the time to clean up a bunch of things. Moving some of the lines and just making everything a little simpler and up to date”. During Saturday practice and qualifying there were some expected hiccups during the first race weekend. “Just a few little things” said David Thorndyke. “We got them all looked after before the race. The #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet would roll off from 22nd at the start of the 51-lap event Sunday afternoon but the team knew they wouldn’t be there for long. “I did gain a few spots in the early going,” said the driver. “But we also had a strategy for the race we thought would work well for us and it did”. While the track conditions changed and caused others to try and stay ahead of things by switching from rain tires to slicks the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet remained on grooved rain tires for the duration. “We knew rain was coming and we thought it was better to stick with the rain tires rather than losing time on pit road switching a couple of times as others did” he explained. The call worked and as conditions again deteriorated David Thorndyke kept the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet on track and looking to gain track position. “It did get a little dicey in the late going. The rain was pretty heavy and even with all we did it was tough to see with the windshield fogging up” he stated. Thorndyke persevered and brought the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet home with a satisfying 13th place result. “We had a good car today, we gained a bunch of positions and the car is perfectly in tact. If the rain came a bit earlier we would have done even better, but still, it was a good day for us” he summed up. “ David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team will be in action next at the Pinty’s Grand Prix on July 15th during the Toronto Indy weekend.

Prepared by Todd Lewis and TL Sports & Entertainment, (239) 961-2618 Photo Credit:Mathew Manor

David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team were back in action for round number ten of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series this past Sunday as part of the NASCAR Truck Series weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).  The strong performance of the team and driver on track was just one of the weekend highlights.

Battling brake issues in the first practice session Thorndyke did not get much accomplished with the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet.  Following some adjustments the car was better during final practice and Thorndyke qualified 21st for the 51-lap race.  “It was definitely better as the day went along but still not quite where we needed to be,” said Thorndyke.

As race day arrived the team was busy preparing the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet for the race but Car Chief Adam Thorndyke was busy with preparations of his own as he planned to propose to his long time girlfriend Kattie Smilovsky, who is Crew Chief of the team, during the race in unique fashion.

The race began normally and when the driver came along pit road for the scheduled stop for fuel, Adam insisted Kattie move to see the front of the car insisting there was an issue.  A stunned Kattie saw a message Adam had placed on the hood of the car asking Kattie to marry him.  He then presented her with a ring and she said yes.

With many hugs, cheers and emotions flowing the team then had to refocus on completing the race.  David Thorndyke in his usual methodical way was moving the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet forward.  “We still had some brake issues and I was having to pump the brakes up before corners” said Thorndyke.

Regardless of the challenges Thorndyke would run as high as 12th in the field and cross the finish line with a 14th place result.  “I’m really happy with this result,” said the driver afterwards.  “The car performed really well and even with me having to manage the brakes it’s a great result for the team.  And what a great celebration we’re going to have now with Adam and Kattie too” he added.

This was the final event David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT Chevrolet team will compete in this season.  They thank all the race fans for their support and encourage you to enjoy the rest of the 2016 season.


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