Summerland’s Sarah Cornett-Ching opns the Pro All Star Series North Ice Breaker this weekend at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Andy Marquis photo

Summerland’s Cornett-Ching season debut in Connecticut

Summerland’s Sarah Cornett-Ching makes season debut at Connecticut’s Icebreaker.

Summerland’s Sarah Cornett-Ching is making her season debut at Connecticut’s Icebreaker on April 9.

It is the opening race of the Pro All Star Series North which was set to take place last weekend, but instead the race track was blasted with eight inches of snow. Appropriately named, the annual Icebreaker race was rescheduled for this weekend at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Cornet-Ching is competing for Race 101.

It will be a first for Sarah in many ways, not only her first trip to Thompson Speedway but first time to the state of Connecticut as well.

“I enjoy getting to see new places through racing and I’m looking forward to trying to see as much as I can while I’m there,” said Cornett-Ching in a team statement. “The track itself looks like it will be a lot of fun. I’ve been told it’s a very fast 5/8 with banking, so I’m excited.”

There is also a change in the procedure of race day in these North races that Cornett-Ching thinks will suit her driving well.

“They don’t do single car qualifying like we do down here,” she said. “It’s a heat race that determines where you start in the race. You draw a number for where you start in the heat race and then race for your starting spot in the main event.”

The team had to change a few things about their car to meet the rules for the Icebreaker.

“We had to change around the exhaust and run it out underneath the car instead of out the side along with installing a muffler,” said Cornett-Ching. “The track also mandates a 2 barrel carburetor instead of the 4 barrel we usually use.”

Follow along throughout the Icebreaker weekend with updates from the PASS Facebook page and as always with Sarah’s social media.

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