After being one of the drivers to reach victory lane in the debut season of the OSCAAR Pro Midgets, Jordan Hanna will be back with the series once again in 2017.
Going into the year, he says he’s “looking forward to racing with more competitors, and attending all the races” across the schedule, with Sauble Speedway and Flamboro Speedway circled on the list of tracks. With registration numbers continuing to grow ahead of the season, Hanna also notes he’s “expecting more competition,” which in return has him keeping his goals respect, looking to have a clean season and “put on an awesome show” for the fans.
Looking back on last season in the two events he was able to run, Hanna says he “learnt a lot last year and I think this year we will have a good setup.” One of the biggest things he learned was not to underestimate his competition.
“Everyone has a chance to win, so you need to keep bettering your car and your strategy. The cars can only get faster,” he said.
Making his debut at Flamboro Speedway in July, he finished third in his first ever heat, followed his first career victory in his second. He continued to show speed in the feature, leading in the early stages, but it wasn’t meant to be. He was passed for the lead by eventual series champion Ted Greenwood on Lap 6, and saw his night end with a fire on the last lap. He’d post a sixth place finish.
Returning back to Flamboro for his second career start a month later, there was no denying the driver of the No. 55 OSCAAR Pro Midget this time around. He finished second in his first heat, followed by another runner-up in the second heat. Come feature time, he’d take the lead off the drop of the green flag from his second starting spot. From there on, he’d lead the rest o the way en route to his first career OSCAAR feature victory.
“It was an amazing feeling, and it was an awesome night celebrating at our trailer with the other racers,” he said. “(It) was a blast and can’t wait for more nights like that.”