Canadian Vintage Modified

Connor Ross – “I felt like I gained speed and confidence every time I hit the track.”

Sharing the car with a pair of other drivers, Connor Ross was able to put together a couple strong performances with five top-10 finishes.

“I feel like we had a good season,” Ross told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “I felt like I gained speed and confidence every time I hit the track.”

Now as he searches for his first podium performance, Ross says in the future it would be about “trying to get a a feeling for the car, and feel the balance and know how hard I can push it.” It’s why he’s also excited to get 2023 rolling when it’s time.

“I wanna get back in the drivers seat and get back to racing,” Ross said. “I miss the feeling of strapping into the seat and feeling the adrenaline rush, it’s one of the best feelings there is.”

Although his time behind the wheel was fun, he noted his favourite moment of the year was opening night, spotting for his dad Adam Ross. As he added, it “was really cool watching my dad race out there; this was the first time I got to watch him race.” The opportunity to share the ride has been beneficial, from on the track advice to talking to sponsor and representing himself off the track.

“It was a cool experience,” he continued. “It wasn’t that bad other than swapping seats in and out every week. It was good to have other people to tell me feedback and help me.”

For Ross, he always wanted to get behind the wheel of a racecar growing up, but never thought it would happen.

“Now that it’s happened it’s very surreal, I’ve always wanted to be involved in racing, either being on a crew or driving and I’m very fortune enough to be able to crew for Cory Turner at Ohsweken and race,” he commented.

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