Eric Yorke Looks To Repeat as Mini Stock Champion

Posted: August 13, 2013 in Articles
DSCF6655Four wins and 14 top fives in 14 features. Nine heat wins and 24 top fives in 28 heat starts. Those statistics simply there show the strength that Eric Yorke showed last season.
That success led the driver of the No. 51 Can-Alignment Motorsports, Milton Napa Auto Parts, J&D Tire, Solex Steel, McKeown Collision, Partimer Signs and Redline Racing Nissan 240SX to his first championship as he was crowned the Mini Stock Champion last year.
“It was a huge accomplishment for me, to finally have the success that I wanted since I had started racing,” he commented. “It was almost surreal that I was able to be that consistent and have that much success. I am very thankful to everyone that helped me and all my sponsors who helped me reach the goal of winning a championship.”
Yorke returns to Sunset Speedway this year with the one goal in mind – to repeat that success and be crowned champion once again.
“Looking towards this year I hope to be able to have as much success as last year,” he said. “But with new cars and tougher competition it is not going to be easy, but I am sure going to try and give everything I got. I got a fire inside me and I just want to be up there at the front every race.”
The Milton, Ontario native got interested in racing after going to watch his cousin race.
“I went and watched him race and I said, ‘One day, I gotta do this’,” he says. “So went out, bought a car and the rest is history. Been racing for about six years.”
With experience on his side, the biggest lesson that Yorke has learned is you got to give an inch to take an inch.
“If you push guys around, they’ll push you right back,” he says. “So you gotta have respect for the guys on the track and they’ll respect you right back. I don’t wanna take home a torn up car every week on the trailer, so gotta respect the guys on the track.”
Away from racing, Yorke enjoys biking and riding trails. One of his heroes is x-games superstar Travis Pastrana.
“I’ve watched him in the rally car, the bike, and he’s one of my favourite athletes,” Yorke says.
For more information on Eric Yorke, check out his website at https://dyracing.wordpress.com.

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