After an impressive season, Cory Horner has confirmed his intentions to once again be part of the OSCAAR Modified tour.
“Heading into the 2018 OSCAAR Modified season, I am very excited to get started after showing some good speed last year, picking up my first career feature wins in a mod,” he said. “I hope to continue to gain speed out of the car and myself as I look to win more races and possibly chase after my first ever championship.”
Horner has come close, scoring a fourth-place points finish in 2017.
“To win a championship, it would mean a lot to me and my family included, as it is something we have yet to accomplish,” he said. “Racing to us is not just a hobby but a way of life as we spend most of our evenings in the shop an almost every weekend at the local race tracks throughout Ontario. Although most of our focus is on winning races a championship would be an amazing accomplishment for our whole team.”
Beyond the points finish, the year was made successful with two wins and nine top-fives.
“Looking back one last time on last year, I am very proud of my team and all we were able to accomplish last season winning nine heats and two features. We will be looking to continue to improve and hopefully learn from our mistakes and chase even more wins.”
He knows getting those wins won’t be easy, noting the competition will be tough.
“When I think of three drivers to watch this year, many names come to mind as we may see new faces and new cars,” he said. “It’s tough to come up with just three as I feel there are a variety of competitive drivers who could win each and every weekend.”
The variety of competition just increases the excitement for 2018.
“Heading into the 2018 OSCAAR Modified season from a fan’s point of view, I think you can expect to see it become one of the premier series in Ontario with more laps and more money up for grabs,” he said. “With a lot of new and old faces returning to modified racing, I feel we will continue to grow as a series and become bigger and better each and every year.”
By Ashley McCubbin