Heading into the second half of the 2018 season at Sunset Speedway leading the St. Onge Recreation Super Stock point standings, it’s easy to say that Stefan Semeraro is having the year he wanted thus far.
Ahead of racing last week, he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS that, “Everything is going perfect, I guess you could say almost.” The statistics back up his statement as he has yet to finish outside of the top-five this year, scoring a victory on May 12. The finishes haven’t come easy, though, as come from behind late charges to the front have been key to some of those nights.
The success comes via seeing growth over the past couple of years as a driver, after watching last year have rocky consistency. He did score four top-fives and 12 top-10’s, but the two finishes outside of the top-15 hurt him at the end of the season.
Now currently holding a six point advantage over Justin Holmes going into July 7, Semeraro says the key now is to “just try and maintain the car now, stay on top of everything. It’s good, really. If we can keep the car how it is, we should be able to stay out of trouble.” While the team has speed, they know it won’t be easy as competition is “very good” with everybody “really close,” showcased by six different competitors winning features in six races.
Though if anybody can ride the wave and come out on top this year, Stefan Semeraro could be your man to watch.