Tracking the Short Tracks: Sunset Speedway Competitor Brian Love

Last year, Brian Love had a solid season at Sunset Speedway on his way to finishing sixth in points. Love returns to Sunset Speedway this season hoping to have another fun, solid year.

Though before the season kicks, Love answered the 15 questions that resolve around racing and life.


1. How’d you get started in racing?

Always wanted to try it. I’m a car guy, love working on them.

2. First racing memory

On my first practice ever, I was first on the track, thinking I was doing good, until Doug Bell pased me like I was standing still. Scared me actually.

3. If you could be sponsored by any beverage, which would you want to be sponsored by?

It would have to be Pepsi

4. Story behind your car number

Growing up, I went to Sauble Speedway a lot, I was always a big fan of #4 Ken McElroy. So I put my own spin on his number.

5. If you have a nickname, what is it and why? If not, what do you think should be a good nickname?

Spencer started calling me” the king of hearts”. I guess because I’m all heart?

6. If you could race against any NASCAR driver, who and why?

I’m a big Earnhardt fan, either one, but I think it would be awesome to look up at your mirror and see the Intimidator bearing down on me.

7. What’s your life like outside of racing? Hobbies?

I love being with my family, most of all. We camp, travel and just spend quality time together, I’m a pressman for Metroland media in Toronto for 26 years. I’m married to Donna, for 19 years, and I have two boys Austin (16) and Hunter (15).

8. If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

I think I would be a lion, I love cats.

9. Favourite pizza topping


10. Dream vacation spot

Le man France

11. If you were stuck on an island, what would you have to have?

Any Clive Cussler novel

12. Favourite book

Same as #11.

13. Favourite movie

Same as#11.

14. Favourite piece of technology


15. Sponsors/people you’d like to thank

Fox’s bakery and Deli, Tire Depot Barrie, Simcoe Auto Recyclers, the Stone Grille Stroud, Eckert Auto Sales.


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Previous Tracking the Short Tracks Pieces…

April 2nd: Hanover Holiday Modified Competitor Bobby Tolton

April 7th: Varney Motor Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Scott Schuleter

April 8th: Sunset Speedway Super Stock Competitor Coltin Everingham

April 10th: Sunset Speedway 2013 Rookie of the Year Nick Tooley

April 14th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Donovan Price

April 16th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Brandon McFerran

April 18th: Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup/Outlaw Modified Competitor Tim Tolton

April 22nd: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Samantha Shaw

April 24th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Rob Gosse

April 28th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Lisa DeLeeuw


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About Ashley McCubbin 3102 Articles
Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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