Each year, the competition for the St. Onge Recreational Super Stocks at Sunset Speedway gets even stronger, as evident by nine different feature winners over the course of last season.
While there’s bound to be shifts with drivers announcing different plans and switching divisions, the new year promises to be just as strong. So without ado, here are five drivers to keep an eye on.
Jordan Howse has become the man of the division over the past two years, showing speed every single week en route to a championship last season. His rookie campaign in 2016 saw him score four wins and 14 top-fives, while in 2017 he picked up eight feature wins with no finishes worse than sixth. Combined with winning big events like the Velocity 250 and Autumn Colours Classic, he’s quickly asserted himself as someone to watch for years to come.
Just because he’s at the top of the pylon right now, it doesn’t mean you can lock him in there. A bunch of drivers showed progress towards potentially being the one to do that in 2018.
Coltin Everingham debuted a brand new Streamline Race Products Chassis, and surprised a bunch of people in showcasing his ability behind the wheel. With a pair of feature wins and 13 top-10’s, it certainly marked a big improvement over the previous year with just a single top-10. Continuing to find more speed with laps under his belt, he could easily challenge Howse next season.
Brandon Passer is someone overlooked by a bunch of fans, but that needs to stop after the speed he showed this past year. He may not have won a feature at Sunset Speedway in 2017, but he certainly came close with a runner-up on the second last night of competition. It seemed as the year came to an end, their ducks were coming in a row to make a serious charge. Oh, and should we also mention he won an invitational event at Sauble Speedway mid-season? Keep an eye out.
Mike Weeda has put himself into the conversation for success over the past couple of seasons, running up front with the best of the best. It may had taken all last year to score a feature victory – coming on the last night of competition, but he was consistent with five to-fives and 12 top-10’s in 14 races. If his team can find some luck, expect Weeda to be part of the conversation this season.
Ethan Constable isn’t a name that you hear when it comes to front runners right now, but that may easily change in 2018. He is set to debut a new Streamline chassis, hoping to have the same turnaround success that we saw with Everingham last year.