It started back in 2010 with the first running of the event. Before then, it existed – but was known as Summer Slam.
Since then, the event has grown into something much bigger than imagined as now it’s one of the top year end events of the season.
In 2010, ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Freiburger won the inaugural event. Since then, Freiburger has moved up to Late Model and is a front runner at Sauble Speedway.
‘The Thrillbilly’ Lane Zardo won the 2011 running on his way to winning the M.R.E Series Super Stock Championship, after winning the Sunset Speedway track championship.
Last year saw Randy ‘The Rocket’ Rusnell grabbed the win after winning the 2012 Sunset Speedway Super Stock Championship.
So who will win this week’s running? Let’s begin!
Randy Rusnell will be back to try and make it two-in-a-row and become the first repeat winner of the event. He has dominated at Sunset Speedway this year, winning 11 of the 14 features, as well as a summer 75-lapper. He also has something else going for him – the past two years the track champion has won the race. This year’s track champion? You guessed it, Randy Rusnell.
Lane Zardo will be in attendance this weekend as he tries to become the first repeat winner of the event. He scored a feature win, 13 top fives and 14 top 10s in the 14 races this year to finish second in points.
After scoring seven top fives and 14 top 10s this year, Paul Maltese will be in attendance. His primary car got wrecked on the final night at Sunset Speedway so he will be aboard his back-up car this weekend.
Sunset Speedway rookies Coltin Everingham and Nick Tooley have both confirmed that they will be in attendance. They both completed their rookie seasons, improving throughout the season, so it will be interesting to see how they both run this weekend.
After his wreck on the final points night at Sunset, Cayden Lapcevich has his Super Stock fixed and ready to go for this weekend as he continues to search for his first feature victory.
After splitting the season with Kent Constable, Ryan Semple will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Camaro this weekend.
Matt Bentley ran a limited schedule this year, but won a summer 75-lap invitational so if he is in attendance, he will be one to watch.
Johnny Morrison was at the Barrie Speedway invitational so look for him to be at Sunset Speedway this weekend.
Other strong possibilities include Steve Cashmore, Nicole Johnston, Jay Cutting, Egor Boegoev, Dusty Richardson, Tim Leftler, Steven Wilson and Dennis Cybalski.
2013 Peterborough Speedway Champion Donny Beatty has confirmed that he will in attendance. Look for him to be joined by fellow Peterborough Speedway runners Ross Evans and Craig Scott most likely.
2013 Sauble Speedway Chad Eden has confirmed that he will be in attendance. He will be joined by fellow Sauble competitors Todd Davenport and Joe Adams. Adams always runs strong at Sunset Speedway and won last year’s running of the Autumn Colors Classic.
Barrie Speedway regular Robbie Sikes stated that he may in attendance. Barrie competitors Dave Doucette and Travis Hallyburton have both confirmed that they will be in attendance. Hallyburton is coming off of the Garry Reynolds Memorial win, looking to win two straight specials back-to-back. 2013 Barrie Speedway Champion Rick Walt may be in attendance, but nothing confirmed as we stand now.
Look for Flamboro Speedway competitor Kevin Albers to possibly in attendance, pending whether he runs at Flamboro on Saturday or at Sunset this weekend.
Approximately 20 names appear on this list, but remember, there is always surprises come the weekend so don’t miss this weekend for anything. I guarantee it’s going to be a weekend full of action from top to bottom, no matter the amount of cars, with this division.