It’s been a busy off season for driver David Thorndyke and the #67 Thorsons EVT / LBL Studio Chevrolet team as they prepared for the season opener of the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The team finally hit the track this past weekend and after an exciting race on Sunday afternoon they can’t wait to get back in action again.
During the winter months Car Chief Adam Thorndyke converted the Monte Carlo to the sharp new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 body. “It was a lot of work to get done but I think it was worth it, everyone’s really excited” he stated.
Due to inclement weather limiting practice, driver David Thorndyke would only complete 10 laps in the #67 Thorsons EVT / LBL Studio Chevrolet during the session but still came up with the 12th quickest time. Weather also forced cancellation of the qualifying session, so Thorndyke lined up 18th on the starting grid, determined by last season’s points.
Sunday arrived with perfect race conditions and as the green flag waved David Thorndyke was on the move in the #67 Thorsons EVT / LBL Studio Chevrolet Camaro. Thorndyke made his scheduled stop for fuel and was back on track after a flawless pitstop by the driver and crew. Unfortunately, an untimely caution period commenced just as service was completed, which set them back in their progress.
For the balance of the 51-lap race Thorndyke continued to improve his position in the #67 Thorsons EVT / LBL Studio Chevrolet. As the checkered flag fell he crossed the finish line in the 16th position. “It’s not the finish we’d like but all in all the car was decent and we had a pretty good day” summed up the driver.
While the new body looked great, Car Chief Adam Thorndyke along with the driver both agreed there’s still some work to be done to improve performance. “There’s a couple of things we need to work on and it’ll be better next time out,” said Adam Thorndyke. “But everyone did a good job today and we’re pleased with the direction we’re going”.
The season opening NASCAR Pinty’s Series race can be seen Sunday May 27th at 4:30PM on TSN4.
Prepared by Todd Lewis and TL Sports & Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org(239) 961-2618
Photo Credit:Mathew Manor