INNISFIL, ON – After originally declaring his intentions of chasing an OSCAAR Hot Rod Series championship in 2018, veteran Dan Archibald has confirmed that his team has abandoned their fulltime tour commitments, opting instead to formulate an ‘outlaw’ schedule that will take Archibald and team at speedways across Ontario competing with both the Hot Rod Series as well as a number of weekly Super Stock divisions.
“The bottom line is – I don’t really have any interest in the points deal anymore,” says Archibald with a shrug. “It doesn’t pay enough to win the points in one of these divisions. So, really, I’d be happier just chasing wins wherever and whenever I want. So that’s what we’re going to be doing the rest of the season.”
Archibald’s decision came ahead of the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series’ inaugural visit to Jukasa Motor Speedway in late-June – at a time when his familiar No. 07 was very much in the mix to battle fellow front-runner Tyler Hawn for the tour’s 2018 championship.
“Having fun at the speedway is always going to be more important to me than chasing points,” explains the former Sunset Speedway Super Stock regular. “I want to be able to race wherever I want, whenever I want. We’re still going to do some races with OSCAAR, but you’re going to see me at Sunset [Speedway] and Sauble [Speedway] too.”
As to when he’s racing and where, Archibald insists he’d sooner his schedule remain under wraps as a means of keeping his competitors on their toes.
“They aren’t going to know when we’re showing up – but when they see us pull in the gate they’re going to start worrying,” laughs Archibald. “We’re out to win a whole bunch of races between now and October. So stay tuned.”
“The car was great,the crowd was great and it all worked out to be a successful night,by parking it in another victory lane.”