After gaining experience the past two seasons in the Super Stock division, Carson Nagy will make the jump up to the Grisdale Late Model class at Flamboro Speedway this year.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo. “It’s a big learning curve for me, with the big difference compared to the Super Stock, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Nagy feels right now is the right time for him to make the move to the top-class, given his experience at Flamboro through the Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Super Stocks, and the Klotz Engine Repair & Machine Shop Mini Stocks.
With being his rookie campaign behind the wheel of a Late Model, Nagy is keeping his goals in check, focusing on gaining experience, while having as much fun as possible.
It won’t be easy for the teenager in the latest step of his career, though, as Flamboro Speedway has seen a lot of growth through the off-season with several big name drivers returning, along with a fresh crop of rookies.
“It’s going to be crazy,” Nagy commented. “There’s so much talent at Flamboro this year with guys like J.R. Fitzpatrick and Shawn Chenoweth. It’s going to be a good experience for me. I grew up watching with these guys. I can’t wait to have the chance to race with them.”
The jump for Nagy to the top-tier at Flamboro Speedway comes following a solid Super Stock season that saw him score a pair of feature victories, along with several top-five finishes for an average finish of 3.538 across 13 events.
“I think it was probably one of the best seasons that I’ve ever had,” he commented. “We got a future feature wins, and I was able to compete for the win most weekends at Flamboro. I was also able to go around Ontario and race at different tracks, and got a lot of experience.”
The move up to the top division brings forth a new challenge, as he will be racing alongside his brother Hudson Nagy on a weekly basis. For Carson, he says it will be alright, “as long as he doesn’t get in my way.”