Last year, the Outlaw Midgets came out of the gate swinging, impressing fans across the province in their debut. Now they’re hoping to do the same.
With about two months to go till the year kicks off, the current atmosphere surrounding the series is positive as series vice-president Robin McLean feels they’re in for a good season.
“We’ve got another good strong contingency again this year, up around 30 guys,” he told Short Track Musings. “We have a couple new rookies coming in this year. A lot of guys are doing work on their cars, trying to chase that 5 car (Jody Bound) down. It’s looking good.”
The schedule, as previously announced, will mirror what they ran last season, along with a couple well-noted additions that should only make things that much better.
“We’re going to be running nine races this year,” he said. “We’re going to be doing the Fall Velocity at Sunset (Speedway) again this year; that’s a big event for us. We’re actually going to be doing a double header on the August long weekend at Sauble Speedway; that should be a great weekend. Other than that, we have our scheduled worked out where guys will get a few weeks off to make repairs, do other things they need to in life, and go back racing. We’re also heading to Chappel Hill, New York this year to do an invitational with the NAPA Pros.”
Last year, the Outlaw Midgets put on great shows at each venue they visited with three-wide, wheel-to-wheel, close competition every single lap.
“I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better last year,” McLean said. “The support from the stands, the sponsors, the drivers – we averaged 22 guys per event for our first year out. It was great. We’re a really good club. It’s a club atmosphere, everybody gets a long and we did a couple pot lucks – a family thing. That was great.”