Story By: JIM CLARKE / COUSINEAU RACING – CASTLETON, ONT – The provincial motorsports spotlight will be on Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval, as Peterborough Speedway hosts the 29th edition of the Lucas Oil Autumn Colours Classic. It’ll be a busy weekend for Cousineau Racing, with the team scheduled to bring 4 cars to the track.
Based in Castleton, Ontario, Bobby Cousineau scored his first career Late Model win Saturday, August 6th. That trip to the winner’s circle helped pave the way to a 3rd place finish in the overall point standings for the driver of the No. 42 Mustang. This year, he’ll also play the all-important role of car owner to his sons Chase, Carson and Cole who finished 6th, 7th and 8th respectively in the Junior Late Model field. The popular division will be making its debut at this year’s edition of Autumn Colours.
“Some people might think that bringing 4 cars to the track is a lot, but it is actually 1 less than most nights during the regular season,” Bobby Cousineau explained. “My father will be leaving the No. 24 car at home and giving me a hand with keeping boys focused and ready to roll. This weekend can be really busy and I’m sure they’ll be excited.”
On the subject of excitement, Cousineau says he’s looking forward to his next start in the big race. This will be the 3rd kick at the can in the big race. His best finish came in 2021 when he started 12th and finished 9th. While much of his motorsports experience has come in the demolition derby ranks, Bobby Cousineau has enjoyed the switch to stock cars and believes the team is better prepared for an Autumn Colours run this year than in the past.
“In 2021, much of my focus was on the Super Stock while Dad ran the Late Model,” Cousineau said. “Autumn Colours was one of just a few starts in the car for me. This year has been different with running every week. 167 laps is quite different from what we do on a regular Saturday night, but we’ll do our best to be in the running with the checkered flag waves.”