By Todd Lewis, TL Sports & Entertainment
September 29, 2005. Bryan Cathcart with new sponsorship from Meyers Transport/Peterborough Homes/Parkview Homes returned to competition in the CASCAR Super Series in 2005 with tremendous enthusiasm, and a plan to be a strong competitor in each and every race they participated in. It was a season of great success with several highlights along with a few disappointments and importantly a year of significant exposure for their sponsors and a great team atmosphere for each member of the crew.
“The Meyers Transport/Peterborough Homes/Parkview Homes Dodge team was put together rather quickly” said driver Bryan Cathcart. “You’d almost like a whole year to get ready to compete because CASCAR is such a high level racing series. But our crew chief Bill Burns did a great job preparing our cars and getting them ready each week, we also had help from Tim Ellas and our equipment was very good all year.”
From the start Cathcart knew that qualifying was going to be the toughest part of their race weekends. “That all falls on me” said Cathcart. “I’m used to running heat races to determine starting order, and I don’t have a lot of experience running a single hot lap”. But even though Cathcart would often start toward the back of the pack he wouldn’t stay there for long.
Whenever the green flag dropped for the main event Cathcart was always among the most aggressive making his way to the front in the Meyers Transport/Peterborough Homes/Parkview Homes Dodge. “There were so many races that we gained a lot of spots” reflected the driver. “We picked up five the opening race at Delaware and just missed a top ten finish, and then at the Indy weekend in Toronto we gained eleven spots. At Kawartha it was fifteen places we picked up during the race; that was a nice way to finish the season”. In fact over the course of the racing season Cathcart would gain a total of fifty eight race positions in the Meyers Transport/Peterborough Homes/Parkview Homes Dodge.
Now into the off season for racing competition there is still work to be done. Planning for the 2006 campaign has already begun and the usual engine and body maintenance of the race cars is underway. “Without the support of all the people at Meyers Transport, Peterborough Homes and Parkview Homes this year wouldn’t have been possible” said Cathcart. “I’ve got to thank our others sponsors that have been with us for a long time at National Fast Freight and JJ Stewart Motors for their continued support. Right now we’ll wait and see how the NASCAR influence continues to grow with CASCAR and make plans for an even more successful year in 2006.”
The CASCAR Super Series is the only National Touring Series of Stock Car Racing in Canada. All CASCAR Super Series Races can be seen on Rogers Sportsnet and SPEED TV. For more information and to follow the progress of Bryan Cathcart and the CASCAR Super Series log onto www.cascar.ca.