Tim Kammer is going to Saskatoon today for a shot at redemption.
The Moose Jaw based auto racer will be driving his late model car at the Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon for that track's first race of the season, almost two years after a crash.
“We’re pretty excited to have our first race of the season. It was kind of iffy if we were going to have a season at all, but the government allowed us to have… a partial season” Kammer said. “We’re only allowed 150 people in the stands. We have some protocol we have to adhere to, like masks in the pit area, but it’ll be nice to get back on the track and do some racing again.”
Kammer said his car is ready for the race.
“My car’s been ready to go actually for a year and a half,” he said. “I never raced last year. I actually had a bad accident and I was recovering from last year. I haven’t raced for almost two years but my car’s all tuned up and we’ve had it ready to go here for quite some time. We’re excited to do some testing.”
Kammer drives in the provincial Vodka Western Speed Association SLM (Super Late Model) Series. Kammer was sixth in the series in Saskatoon in 2018, his most recent year of racing, and he’s looking forward to getting on the pavement for another year or racing.
“The nerves are definitely going to be there,” he said. “It’s been a while since I drove but I’m going to have to get some good practice laps out there. But I’m definitely going to be nervous when the green flag drops. Once you get out there and start making a few laps, hopefully, it will fall back into order but it’s going to take some time this year that’s for sure.”
There are two races this season in Kammer's class as the Saskatoon track, with the next one coming Aug. 22.