After experiencing success in the Mini Stock ranks, Jeremy McLean is set for a new challenge in 2018 with the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series. He recently shared his thoughts with SHORT TRACK MUSINGS.
SHORT TRACK MUSINGS: What are your thoughts entering the season?
JEREMY MCLEAN: I’m very excited to be part of the Hot Rod Series 2nd Edition and hopefully to many years after that.
STM: Why did you choose the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series for 2018?
JM: For the last couple of years I had a curiosity about “The legend Car Division”. I asked questions and gathered all information I can get. Last year was a bad season with my car and the thoughts of switching began. The next thing I know is the “Hot Rod Series was introduced. The news, the buzz just made my decision easier and I’m excited to drive my new race car “Chevelle SS 1968”.
STM: What are your goals and expectations for this year?
JM: The main goal is to have fun, my personal goal is to keep learning, improving and get better at it. Also, I’d like to see more fans and drivers get attracted to this division.
STM: What track are you most excited for?
JM: All of them, The experience and the new journey that I’m excited for the most.
STM: The unique factor with the schedule has to be the Kawartha double, followed by Brighton. What are your thoughts entering what has to be the highlight for 2018?
JM: I look forward to have a good race and put a good show for the fans and my friends that support me to enjoy my hobby.
STM: How did you get your start in racing?
JM: It started as kid from lawnmower to Go Cart racing in a club, hanging out around car shops, I got addicted and I couldn’t wait to have my own race car. I was fortunate to have my dad to help and support me get my first”Mini Stock” Race Car and when I was only 14 years old. My excitement, my strong energy of passion lead me to become: “Rookie of the year, Hard Charger, Best Appearing Car Award, along with 7 Feature Wins” in my first year.
STM: What is your most memorable career moment to date?
JM: I don’t have a one particular memory, there’s so many I can think of cause I enjoy every second of being on the race track, I guess I’m just creating history of good memories.