After a successful rookie campaign in the Outlaw Midgets, Josh Inglis is set to return to the club in 2020.
“We will be returning to the Outlaw Midget series with a better understanding on how these car works after having a successful 2019 rookie season,” he commented.
Following a solid campaign across the board, Inglis states the team expects to be very consistent and up front on a weekly basis.
There are several tracks that could possibly happen given last year’s speed shown on a weekly basis, but Inglis currently has Peterborough Speedway circled on his calendar.
“I’m most excited about Peterborough speedway as that has and is my favourite track since I started racing,” he commented. “We had good luck there last year, so hopefully it stays with us.”
As noted, Inglis had a solid rookie campaign as he placed ninth in the year-end standings.
“Looking back on last year, we had a really good season for our first year in that division,” he reflected. “We had a lot to learn. Every week we learned more and tried different things at practice and kept working on it and making changes till we got the the results we wanted. We set out to get rookie of the year last year and that’s what we did and we had a lot of fun along the way.”
Inglis says his most memorable moment from the season was earning the Rookie of the Year Award, and the celebration shared with his car owner Sean Lazary.
“I got off the track, the car owner Sean Lazary said we got it and gave me a big hug,” Inglis commented. “He was very proud that our first season together we got the results we wanted and were competitive.”
After a season of scoring three top-five’s and six top-10’s, Inglis noted the teams has made some changes during the off-season to work on things they felt needed improving.
“Hopefully we went in the right direction, but we won’t know for sure until we get on the track,” he commented. “We’ll be at every practice trying to make the car better.”
After a successful rookie campaign in his own right, Inglis says the best advice for the next class is to get as many practice laps as you can to get comfortable with the car.
“Then start making changes, but you gotta get use to how these cars work first because there isn’t any suspension so there’s only so much you can do,” he explained. “With having no suspension, you feel every little bump and some tracks are very rough and will throw you around so the best thing to do is get as much seat time as you can and just learn the car. It’s worth it in the end.”