After putting together some strong performances last season, it’s no surprise that Ethan Constable is excited about returning to Sunset Speedway once again.
“My thoughts going into 2017 are pretty simple – just excited to be at the track and see how the season goes,” he told Short Track Musings.
Last season saw the driver of the No. 11 Eisses Pump My Tank, M.R Auto, Alliston Transmission, Paul’s Auto Body, RTI Equipment Solutions, Murry’s Law Firm, Big Bryan’s Towing, and Middleton Motorsports Super Stock have a “pretty rough” season at times with numerous incidents throughout the year as he learned more about racing in the division. However, the young driver persevered to post three top-15 feature finishes throughout the season, including a pair back-to-back.
“Repairing the car every week started to wear our team down but at the end of the year, the car came alive and I could really drive the car to its potential,” he added. “Overall, a rough rookie year but learnt a lot in a very tough class.”
While the finishes may not be as high as some expected, it showed progress, especially racing against a full field of drivers which includes past champions and past feature winners.
“I think super stock racing at Sunset is the the best there is for talent and car count,” he said. “I think any car can win any night.”
With the lessons learned from last year, Constable is hoping “to be consistent every night and get faster every weekend, and also to travel to more speedways for playoff races and some memorial races.”