While wins can give you instant satisfaction, simple consistency can give you a solid result in the long run. For Mini Stock driver Brian Love, that sums up his season to a key at Sunset Speedway.
“I think it was a good season,” Love commented. “I felt that we were reasonably competitive – only one DNF. When you follow the rules to the letter, it’s tough to compete. I’m happy. To finish sixth even with taking a night off, I’m happy.”
Despite taking a weekend off for some family time, Love came home with a solid sixth place finish in points, actually tying with Terry Woodley for fifth. In 13 features this year, Love had 11 top 10 finishes.
“Most tracks you finish eighth, ninth, 10th – you’re disappointed. Coming here, eighth, ninth, 10th is a good finish just due to the level of competition,” he commented. “I haven’t been to all of the tracks outside of here but that’s based on internet. I think we have a good mix of fast cars.”
Along with the success, he also had fun in spending quality time with sons Austin and Hunter. The pair of boys helped wrench on the No. 04 Fox’s Bakery and Deli, Tire Depot Barrie, Hans-on Lawncare and Simcoe Auto Recyclers Civic each week. Between time with the boys and success on track, it was a fun season as a whole.
Though as they say, all good things must come to end. Entering his ninth season of racing next year, Love has said that it’ll probably be his last as he’s ready to hang up the steering wheel.
“Probably gonna miss it,” he commented. “But in the same breath, I probably won’t. I want to spend time with family and spend time on the boat.”