PORTAGE, Wis. (August 3, 2020) – It’s been a charmed start to the 2020 season for Brock Heinrich. The leading TUNDRA Super Late Model Series EPYK Media Rookie of the Year contender has been turning heads early this season, and hopes to keep doing so when the series heads to his home track – State Park Speedway – this Saturday, August 8.
“I’m really enjoying running with the TUNDRA series so far,” Heinrich said. “It’s been a big learning experience for me, and every time we hit new pavement I learn something about the car and how to drive it. I truly believe that we are picking up more and more momentum as we go. We have some tracks coming up that I feel really good about already so I’m pretty happy about the way things are going.”
Heinrich has done well in TUNDRA’s first two races at somewhat unfamiliar tracks for him. He finished 10th in the season opener at Dells Raceway Park on July 4 and recorded a solid Sixth Place finish in the series’ latest stop at Jefferson Speedway. The efforts have him sitting Seventh in the series standings, 48 points out of the top spot.
Being in good standing, Heinrich is excited for how the TUNDRA schedule unfolds over the next few races with three stops in Central Wisconsin.
“With some of our better tracks coming up on the schedule, we definitely have some confidence going forward,” Heinrich said. “Our Main focus is to chase the Top Fives and W’s, and just see where we end up. I’d like to be fast everywhere every time, and with the way things are going against some really good cars at all these new tracks, I’d say we’re doing pretty well as a rookie team.”
Heinrich said he is most excited to welcome the TUNDRA drivers to his home turf this weekend. His resume at State Park Speedway is solid. He won two Limited Late Model Championships at the venue, was last year’s Super Late Model Rookie of the Year, finished Third in the 2020 Detjens Memorial, and scored his first win at the track last Thursday night.
“I just keep checking off goals that I’ve set for myself when I was younger. It’s just too cool to be racing with people I’ve watched my whole life,” Heinrich said. “And now being right in the mix or winning against them. It’s badass! We worked our butts off the last two years to get where we are now. Going forward it’s major a major confidence booster.”
He knows the competition will be tough with nearly 30 Super Late Models expected for the event, but he’s ready to show the travelers what he’s learned at State Park over the past few seasons.
“The main benefit in having State Park as a home track is the fact that it’s so finicky and dynamic and it’s the only track we’ve run for so long. You have to run it just right to be fast, and that’s something that takes time to learn.”
Bringing that knowledge Saturday could mean he’ll be heading back to Victory Lane again, turning the heads of the TUNDRA contingent and vaulting himself into the title conversation.
“The big W is always the goal and it would really be huge to pull it off against a stout field like we will have Saturday,” Heinrich said. “A lot of friends, family, and sponsors will be there, so it’s a really big deal to make sure we perform. I know we have a solid chance at a good finish, and if the stars align we can put another win in our pocket.”
Heinrich joins his fellow TUNDRA Travelers and several SPS regulars to State Park Speedway this Saturday, August 8. TUNDRA will be joined by the Wisconsin Sport Trucks, SPS Pure Stocks, and SPS Mini-Stocks. Qualifying is scheduled for 5:45 with racing at 7.
State Park Speedway is located at 14771 North Mountain Road in Wausau, Wis. For more information visit http://www.stateparkspeedway.com