Coltin Everingham Aiming to Capitalize on Autumn Colours Classic OpportunitySunday - October - 2018
PETERBOROUGH, ON – With two rounds of Super Stock division qualifying in the record books for the 2018 edition of Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, the field has been set for Sunday’s much-anticipated 50-lap feature event.
And, as the field will come to the green tomorrow, it will be third-generation racer Coltin Everingham in the second row, hoping to capitalize on what is undoubtedly a golden chance to add a marquee win to his resume.
“I don’t need anyone to explain to me just how big of a deal this is – I know that’s it’s a huge opportunity,” said Everingham following the end of qualifying. “This is the biggest race weekend of the season. If you win this event, people will remember it forever. A win like this is something I’ve been thinking about for as long as I can remember”
Everingham entered the 2018 edition of this weekend’s three-day mega-show as a youngster with considerable attention on him, after having established himself as an everyday contender in Sunset Speedway’s perennially challenging Super Stock division.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that racing against top-tier guys every single weekend is the best way to prepare for a moment like this,” offers Coltin. “There are nerves, for sure. But, because we’ve been challenging ourselves against the best of the best at Sunset for the last three years, I know that our team has what it takes to win this race on Sunday”
While starting P3 in a field comprised of almost two-dozen of the most accomplished short track racers in the province may seem like a gigantic advantage, Everingham is aware that his starting position doesn’t guarantee anything in the long run.
“I’ll take starting up front over starting in the back any day of the week – but that doesn’t mean that we have an easy day ahead of us,” insists the well-spoken up-and-comer. “I still have to hit my marks for 50-laps in a row. Peterborough is not the place where you want to start making mistakes – because somebody is going to be right there to make you pay for it”
“50-laps is a real long race and I’m mostly focused on just finding my rhythm out there and letting the race come to me. When you want to be the hero and try and force moments to happen, that’s when you start tearing stuff up. I’m going to sit back and make my moves when they’re there to be made. If I can do that, we’ll be fine.”