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Nic Ramsay Ready to “Give it Best Shot” in Chasing Wins in 2021

Battling in a mix of different events across the province, Nic Ramsay certainly caught some attention with some strong performances, and is now looking to carry the momentum forward in 2021.

While known for his ability behind the wheel of a Pure Stock, he will be getting his feet wet in a faster division, set to move into Super Stock competition.

“I hope we can have a somewhat normal season,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “Hopefully all tracks can open again and run a full schedule with packed grandstands.”

Knowing what his team is capable of, Ramsay says he’s entering the season like any race would – focused on winning, and giving it his best shot in the process.

“However, the goal for this season, moving to the super stock division will be to learn as much as possible and get comfortable in the car,” he added. “Anything more will just be the cherry on top. As for the bone stock, I’d like to make it out to the bigger events and hopefully pickup carry our success from last year over to this year.”

As previously mentioned, Ramsay was able to catch the attention of several motorsports fans across the province, with multiple trips to victory lane and strong performances in marquee events.

“We were definitely not expecting that amount of success,” he reflected. “A season with 13 feature wins is something we will look back on for a while. I think our biggest accomplishments this year was second at Frostoberfest at Flamboro (Speedway), and winning the Peterborough (Speedway) “Covid Challenge”. With the level of talent that was at each bone stock event, just running up front was something to be proud of.”

Now moving forward, Ramsay says a focus on constantly improving the overall speed and consistency is on their minds, knowing “you have to be on top of your game every single time out or you’ll find yourself mid pack.”

For Ramsay, motorsports has been apart of his entire life, as he grew up at the track and in the shop, watching his father Jamie Ramsay race Super Stocks and Late Models at Delaware Speedway. It would translate into Nic getting his first chance behind the wheel at the age of seven, driving a Micro Sprint at Grand Bend Speedway in 2005.

“My racing hero would have to be my dad,” he commented. “He is the reason I got into racing, and the reason I will continue to race. They are big shoes to fill. I hope I can be half as successful.”

With having been around racing his entire life, his advice to those looking to be just as successful is do proper maintenance on the car.

“In my opinion, a mechanical failure is the worst end to a race,” he said. “It can all be avoided with a little more time in the shop.”

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