Last season was a tough one for Andrew Kamrath and the Kamrath Motorsports team at Sauble Speedway as there were some rough nights with wrecks and other problems.
To add to that, Kamrath ran both the Autumn Colors Limited Late Mode feature, and the Open Late Model feature at Peterborough Speedway, coming up short in both.
Kamrath started the Limited Late Model feature second virtue of his second place finish in the Chase for the Colors event and took the lead early. However, he would finish third after being passed for the lead within the last five laps by Dwayne Baker.
Kamrath’s troubles in the Open Late Model feature would begin during the heats on the Saturday. On lap three, Brad Corcoran would get into Andrew Kamrath, sending him up on top of the turn one wall. Despite starting near the back, Kamrath worked his way up to forth by lap 23, before getting into the backstretch wall with a flat tire.
“Last year we had a tough year with an old car and stuff like that, so we’re going into this year with a new Streamline Racecar,” he said. “I’m feeling confident.”
For the 2013 season, Kamrath will be debuting a brand new Streamline Race Products Mustang at Sunset Speedway, after choosing to make the switch from Sauble.
“Going to Sunset isn’t going to be too bad,” he said. “Just like any track – you go racing, you learn things about the track, you learn things about a new car; it’s not too big of a deal.”
The move to Sunset puts him amongst what some are calling the toughest Limited Late Model division in Ontario comprising of drivers like Tom Walters, Mike Bentley, Taylor Holdaway and Shawn Chenoweth. Kamrath has raced against all three before through invitationals at a variety of tracks, and notes that the two toughest competitors he’s probably raced against in his career are Bentley and Walters.
Kamrath got started in racing through Jr. Late Models back in 1999.
“My brother started racing, and then I started racing three years after him,” he said.
Since then, he’s had many memorable moments, however the biggest is winning the Quaker State 100.
To kids who want to get involved just like him, he notes it’s a good thing as it keeps them occupied.
“It keeps them off the street,” he added. “It’s take a lot of hard work and a big commitment.”
As we head into the new season, Kamrath would like to thank his sponsors for their support….
“I have awesome sponsors, like Watson and AM Roofing,” he said. “All-Star Wings and Ribs came on board this year, which is awesome. Bailey Metal Products Limited, ImageWraps.ca, and Streamline Race Products.”
To keep up with Andrew Kamrath throughout the whole season, make sure to like the Kamrath Motorsports facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KamrathMotorsports and follow him on twitter @andykamrath35