When Short Track Musings asked Adam Misener to reflect back on last year, his answer was simple and straight to the point.
“The only thought looking back on 2017 (is) I need to get faster,” he sounded off.
As a whole, 2017 was a pretty successful year for Misener in the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series, placing third in the year-end standings. From the first race of the year at Kawartha, he was fast, picking up a runner-up, before winning the second event at Flamboro Speedway. From there on, he posted three more top-fives in the remaining races.
Though for him, the most memorable moment comes from an event that actually got rained out, unfortunately.
“My most memorable moment from last year was actually practicing with the Varney (Full Throttle Motor Speedway) Late Models the day before our race that was supposed to happen,” he offered. “That was unfortunately rained out. I had a blast running around that track.”
While there was success on-track, it wasn’t smooth sailing, as he was skeptical about the success of the series in seeing only three cars at some of the first couple of events this year.
“I was close to pulling the pin on the Hot Rod Series,” he admits. “I regained hope for the series when I personally started receiving a lot of questions and interest in the series, and acknowledgement from the fans. I have no question at this time with a consistent car count and the volume of cars being prepared that the series will be a huge success. It is really cool see the pictures of a full field of these things.”
With drivers making plans for 2018, Misener isn’t set to commit to the full schedule as of this time, but rather stating that hopes to “get out a few times.”
“2018 is going to be an inconsistent year for me,” he offered. “I am making an concerted effort to make the dirt race this year; that’s all I can say as of right now.”
Even without a full schedule in hand, you should expect to see Misener in victory lane as he says the goal right now is to win every race he attends in 2018. One of the tracks you’ll possibly see him at? Kawartha Speedway.
“I really like Kawartha, but Full Throttle Motor Speedway is number one for me,” he said. “I just wish it was not a seven hour drive.”