Portage, WI — Imagine seeing a racer celebrate a solid Top Five at his home track by busting a move with the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series lane choice barrel. Fans won’t see many racers with a personality that shines as brightly at the TUNDRA barrel…and they won’t find many like Brock Heinrich.
The 2020 EPYK Media Rookie of the Year is hoping to post some results this season that will get him in a dancing mood. He’s confident that with some more experience and a solid team effort there will be plenty to celebrate in 2021.
“I want to get some Ws this season. I think our team is strong enough,” Heinrich said. “We have a lot of good equipment, a good crew, and they’re really working hard. We’ve been busting butt all winter to make sure the car was set up optimally.”
There is plenty of success already to build upon for Heinrich. He finished Sixth in the standings last year, just three points out of the final spot in the Top Five. In his six starts he recorded three Top Fives and five Top Tens. His best finish came at Wisconsin International Raceway where he recovered after a rocky start to the day for a Fourth Place Finish.
“I think last year the reason we did so decent was that we were just frustrated,” Heinrich said. “We changed the clutch four times, we didn’t get any practice laps, and we just went out there and ran. Everything turned out okay. Now we have more of a game plan, and I think this upcoming weekend is going to be a lot better for us because we’re more prepared.”
Wisconsin International Raceway can prove to be a tough place to conquer, especially for a young racer in his first visit to the track… without any practice laps. To record a Fourth Place finish given the situation was nothing short of remarkable. Because of the success, Heinrich can’t wait to test the half-mile again.
“I just like big, fast, weird race tracks I guess,” Heinrich said. “It’s just the speed here. It’s so wild. You’re shaking down the straightaway, it’s bumpy, it’s an older surface – it’s just screaming. I like that.”
With plenty of confidence heading into Saturday’s opener at WIR, Heinrich believes it’s possible he’ll get his first career TUNDRA ‘W’ out of the way early
“I think we have a TUNDRA win right around the corner. That’s our main goal,” Henrich said. “Obviously everyone wants to win the Championship, but we have to start clicking off some Ws first.”
If not at WIR, the early-race schedule seems to line up well for Heinrich to contend for his first visit to Victory Lane.
“We ran really well at Marshfield last year until we wrecked out,” he commented. “State Park is definitely another place we think we can win. It’s probably going to be at one of those two tracks, but you don’t know. I think we just have to put our selves in position for a win and make sure that it happens. If I’m in the position, I’ve got to seal the deal.”
Heinrich will try to seal the deal in Great Lakes Testing Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway this Saturday, May 15. Qualifying is scheduled for 12:30 pm with racing to begin at 2 pm. The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will be joined by the WIR Quarter-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and Midwest Dash Series.
Wisconsin International Raceway is located past the intersection of Highways 55 and KK just outside of Kaukauna, Wis. For more information visit http://www.wirmotorsports.com
-TUNDRA Press Release and Photo