“I was lucky enough to get a test session in a Pro Late [Model] at Jukasa [Motor Speedway] in October,” explains Nagy. “I picked up on it pretty quickly and that sort’ve got things moving in the right direction for me to run a couple of races [in 2018].”
“The Pro Late [Model] is way different from anything I’ve ever driven before,” adds the up-and-comer. “It’s exciting. It’s a huge step for me but I’ve been thinking about it every single day for months.”
While Nagy’s primary objective will be to continue to contend fulltime in his Super Stock, the family-run program will look to ease the youngster into Late Model competition at Flamboro Speedway.
“Our team has committed to putting our energy into running the Super Stock as much as we possibly can this summer,” says the third-generation racer. “But we’re planning on two or three Pro Late Model starts before the end of the season.”
“The goal will be just to get me familiar,” continues Nagy. “I want to get a feel for the car in race trim and get an understanding of what kind of competition is in the division. It’ll be a huge learning experience.”
And, while Nagy’s Late Model venture is only just getting started, the high school student can’t help but to look to the near future.
“I definitely have to crawl before I walk,” smiles Nagy. “But – I would absolutely love to run with the APC [United Late Model] Series one day soon. For now, we’ll focus on getting a few starts in Flamboro’s weekly division, but the APC Series is a huge goal of mine.”
“It’s the best series around right now,” adds the likeable teenager. “It has all the buzz and the best competition. It’s where everyone wants to be.”