The young talent is shining through across the province, with a couple youngsters ultimately leading the way.
Ryder White was fast last season with some strong performances, but it was nothing compared to what we’re seeing in 2022. He has been lights out fast in both Jr Late Model events at Sunset Speedway, scoring the victory on two occasions in dominating fashion. He also made the trip to Full Throttle Motor Speedway, to score another win there.
The other FTMS winner? The honor went to Brandon Magee, something that celebrated by several other teams in watching his dedication pay off with a trip to victory lane. He was second in the other feature, to go with a fourth and fifth at Sunset.
Oliver Ferguson is proving experience matters in putting together a pair of career-best runs at Sunset Speedway with two runner-up finishes. It’s easy to know it’s quite possible to watch him capture his first checkered flag at some point.
Laila Walser was capturing headlines across the province through the second half of 2021, scoring a couple trips to victory lane at Sunset Speedway and the attention of Ladies of the Oval. She is arguably the best driver to not reach victory lane in 2022 based on the speed shown alone. The results haven’t always matched that, as she has found herself in a couple incidents along the way. But you cannot complain about a pair of thirds and a pair of fourths between Sunset and FTMS.
Everybody watched Jake Spencer-Walt progress through last season in gaining speed and confidence, all coming together for a podium at Fall Velocity. The speed is still there thus far this season as evident by a fifth and fourth at Sunset Speedway despite a couple minor incidents.
Another multi-generation competitor showing speed is Del Freiburger, as evident with a pair of top-five’s at FTMS. He knows how to get the job done, as a past division feature winner, and it will not surprise anyone when he captures a checkered flag.
Kara Martin got faster through last season, and brought the speed into 2022 as evident by winning the first two races at Grand Bend Speedway this year with a runner-up in the third. The event which she did not win? That honor went to Will Quarrie, who took the province by storm when he won the huge Jr Late Model invitational as part of Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest.
They should expect to be challenged for wins by Grayson Masson, following a trio of podiums including a runner-up to kick off 2022. Also keep an eye on Judah Buesink who was fourth in his first feature of the year at Grand Bend.