By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Professional athletes and sports teams always enjoy showing their stuff in front of the local crowd and local racers are no different. Heading into the 2021 running of the King Edward Auto Parts, Carquest/Dirt Outlaw Apparel Northeast Fall Nationals – October 15th and 16th – at Brockville Ontario Speedway, Matt Billings will be counting on cheers from family and friends to get him to victory lane.
After completing the regular season of action in the Crate Sprint Car division, the 28-year-old Thousand Islands Secondary School graduate says he’s looking forward to another start in the season-ending bash at The BOS. With the exception of 2019, Billings says he has raced at the event every year since its inception.
“I’ve been in a Sportsman-Modified, Small Block and Big Block Mod and a 360 Sprint Car,” said the driver who works as an environment response technician with the Canadian Coast Guard. “This is a race that I’ve always looked forward to because it brings the best of the best into town to chase the big prize.”
Matt Billings says he owes a great deal of thanks to Ryan Hunsinger and the team’s sponsorship partners Tim Covell Snap-On, Slate’s Marine Construction, Surprenant Truck Shop, Gan Chev, CSN Gananoque, Hunsinger Plumbing & Heating, William Gale Inc., Creative Edge, Insta Panels, Tammy 10 Media, Pastime Motors and Trick’d Out Promotions for being part of what has turned into an amazing 2021 season. Friends and fans can follow their hometown favourite at the track or on www.facebook.com/mattbillings.36.
With 25-lap features scheduled for each day, Billings and his No. 52 team will get a couple of shots at a checkered flag during this year’s Northeast Fall Nationals weekend. Friday, October 15th the Action Sprint Tour will be part of the action with a 6:00 start. Saturday, October 16th the group will run their final point show of the 2021 schedule, with racing getting underway at 5:00.
To comply with required contact tracing regulations, advance tickets are available now by checking the ‘schedule’ tab of the track web-site and selecting the ‘Pre-Book Tickets’ option for each date. For complete details on this year’s running of the King Edward Auto Parts – Carquest/Dirt Outlaw Apparel at Brockville Ontario Speedway, head to www.brockvillespeedway.com of look for The BOS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms.