With a series of off-season announcements, the spotlight has been placed on the open-wheel stars of the province in wondering what will be happening this year. T.J Edwards hopes to be apart of those conversations all the way through, with a busy 2023 campaign planned.
The 2021 OSCAAR Modified Champion confirmed he will be back on the full tour this upcoming season, as well as running the full Sunset Speedway inaugural campaign.
“There’s lots of good competition in the series,” Edwards told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS of the modifieds. “It’s a fun series to run. You run every track in Ontario pretty much so you still get the traveling and it’s a good series they put on and well put together.”
He will hope to repeat the success he had in 2022 with eight feature top-five’s en route to second in the OSCAAR standings.
“It was a very up-and-down season,” Edwards reflected. “We had some good races, and some not so good races.”
The season included several highlights, including a victory at Delaware Speedway mid-season. He took the lead on Lap 14 of the feature to lead the rest of the way en route to winning.
“It was a pretty good feeling,” he commented. “We were fast there in 2021. We finished second and then we were able to finish second the first there this year and win the next, the Saturday.”
When he was asked what they were missed in becoming repeat title holders, he doesn’t think his team could’ve done anything different, noting he was given the best shot from them. In reality, this past season was a case of “just didn’t have the luck that we had in 2021.”
Now knowing what the schedule appears to be for 2023, he looks forward to returning to Delaware Speedway, as well as Sunset Speedway. You can also bet Sauble Speedway is also circled for him after not being able to compete there last season due to a wedding in June, and rain in August.
With modifieds being the latest chapter of his career following mini stock and limited late model success, Edwards notes a pro late model would be the next racecar to dream of driving as he’s “always loved those cars.”