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2013 Sunset Speedway Super Stock Champion Randy Rusnell

Last year, Randy Rusnell had a very memorable season that saw him put his name right up there with the best ever in Super Stock/Thunder Car competition.

Rusnell drove his No. 72 Travis Ind. Maintaince,, Cournyeas Poodles, Speedy Auto Service Burling, Spira Fire Protection, J&K Converters Ltd., Partimer Signs, Chetty’s Hot Sauce, Brant Transmission and McCordick Glove & Safety Monte Carlo to an astounding 11 feature wins across the 14 events in 2013 to win the championship at Sunset Speedway.

“How do you explain that season? It was great,” Rusnell commented on the Inside Track News Stage as part of the Canadian Motorsports Expo Short Track Night of Champions. “It was phenomenal. You can’t imagine that.”

On top of that, Rusnell took home the victory in the 50 lap Super Stock feature as part of Sunset’s Velocity 250 weekend, as well as the victory in the 50 lap Super Stock feature as part of Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic weekend.

“I was in the catbird seat in that race,” he commented in regards to the AC victory.

Rusnell was running third when contact between leaders Travis Hallyburton and John Baker Jr. with a couple laps to go opened the way for Rusnell to take home the victory.

Rusnell will once again return to Sunset Speedway in 2014 in hopes of scoring his third straight Super Stock Championship. Some have wondered if Rusnell would move up to the Limited Late Model division, but the funding isn’t there.

“We are always trying to move up to Late Model, but right now the funding is not there,” Rusnell said. “We’re right now grateful to our sponsors with what we’re able to do now and can’t wait for the season.”

For his success this season, Rusnell was ranked 10th in Inside Track’s Short Track Year End Power Rankings presented by London Recreational.

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