To get to the heart of the lumberjack experience we enlisted the help of one of the best in the business – Shea Emery. A former Canadian Football League linebacker, Shea is now a leading logger sports competitor. With Shea as our guide we headed out of Montreal and 45 minutes later found ourselves in a remote forest setting, where the drivers learnt the art of axe throwing and woodcutting.
“It was a pleasure to come and have some fun on Wednesday before the race, it’s always cool. I love coming to Canada, I’m in my sixth year coming here, last year I wasn’t racing but I was still in Montreal for the race. I’ve had some really good times and races here. it’s an enjoyable track to drive, it’s very unique and very good. There’s a special atmosphere and the city is great, it’s one of the special ones on the calendar.”
“It’s my first time in Canada, so I don’t have too much to say on it yet! I’ve been around the city today and it’s a really cool place. I went to the Notre Dame which was cool, and although I haven’t been to the track yet, it looks like a very special circuit. I think every driver loves the track and the fans here a very passionate, I got stopped by a few people already, so it’s very cool.”