By: Ashley McCubbin
After spending the past 11 years away from super late model competition, Trevor Monaghan will be back behind the wheel of a super late model as part of the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour in 2017.
“I’m very excited to be back racing in OSCAAR,” he said. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a super late model. The last time was 2006 at New Smyrna in the World Series of Asphalt.”
The opportunity came about when he noticed a car up for sale during the off-season, and knew he wanted to get back into it.
“There is nothing like racing a super late model,” he said. “I’ve driven and tested a few different types of cars, ARCA, NASCAR Pintys, Late Models, Challengers, Thunder Stocks – but they don’t compare to a super.”
Even though he’s only ran about 20 races in the past 12 years, he has his goal set on winning one of the events this season on the schedule. As to which of those he’s most excited about, that’d be the series’ return to Kawartha Speedway.
For Monaghan, everything began at Flamboro Speedway in a street stock in 1995.
“My uncle Dan Monaghan raced against the best racers in Canada and when he hung up his shoes, my career got going,” he said.
From there on, he was able to have success, picking up the Flamboro Speedway Championship in 1999, setting a record at the time for the most single wins in a seat at 12 out of 24 events. He then made the move to OSCAAR in 2000, taking home the Rookie of the Year Award for his biggest series moment.
“I had a few second place finishes but never did get a win, so I’m really excited to see what this car has in it,” he said. “There is some very tough competition and my car is a little older so I’ll need a bit of luck on my side.
“I have to thank my sponsors – Seven Star Express Line Ltd, Mackesy Smye Lawyers, AW Millwrights, Doug Wright Motorsports, New Generation Racing Engines, W.E Davies Opticians, RESTORAID, Jukasa Designs, Janene The Travel Agent Next Door and Legendary Landscapes.”