Sometimes when you stick a microphone in front of a driver’s face, you have no clue what they may say and a couple of times you’ll hear something that surprises you or gives you a bit of a perspective.
Throughout the 2019 season, I had the opportunity to speak to a bunch of different competitors. During those interviews, there were some quotes that stood out. So it seems only fitting we take a glance back through the year at what was said.
The whole reason I got into racing was because – well, obviously my dad, but my grandpa was a big part of that and always pushed us and then my dad, as soon as he got on-board, he’s probably been one of my biggest heroes and my biggest fan for sure always pushing me.
I’ve been striving to produce what he expects and make him happy, and me happy, and my brother; it’s just a good feeling when everybody is happy. It gives you goosebumps when everybody has worked so hard and you produce the results; it’s overwhelming.
“The Legend Series is great – tons of competition and lots of cars. I enjoy them primarily because of how hard they are to drive. The power to weight ratio on a street tire makes it quite a workout inside. Plus I enjoy the old style body looks, so it puts us apart from being another stock car class.”
“I’ve been so close so many times. I know we got the speed to do it. Some of my expectations would just to finish good every weekend, and hopefully run up at the front with the best guys in the business and hopefully maybe pull of the championship. Also, they got the Asphalt Nationals this year at Sunset Speedway. It would also be nice to try and pull off a top-three finish in that as well.”
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“The Legends series in Ontario is amazing, the quality of cars and numbers that we show up with have been unmatched even to some Legends series in the U.S, and has been for a few years now. It’s fun to see the drivers that come into the series very green or with some experience in racing and they really come into their own about halfway through the year. This makes for great racing down the stretch and into the “playoffs.”
“The competition level is absolutely through the roof in the OLS. If you are in Ontario and want to run a late model/full-size car at a extremely competitive level, you would run the APC Series. If you don’t quite have the funding to run a Late Model but are still looking for the same level of competition, the OLS is your place to be.”
“It’s a great series to get into as it’s “full of great drivers that have been racing these cars a long time. Take any advice they give you and don’t be afraid to ask them questions they will point you in the right direction and help you out.”
“My thoughts entering this season is to have a turnaround year with better luck than last year. Over the off season, we completely changed up our program switching over to the new FZ09 motor and rebuilding the whole car. It is definitely going to be a learning curve compared to what we had before but I feel like I have the right people in my corner this year as we have joined the Canadian Legend Cars team.”