INNISFIL, ON – After a pair of second-place finishes in the opening two rounds of the 2018 OSCAAR Hot Rod Series, short track veteran Dan Archibald is more than ready to break into the win column as the tour heads to Kawartha Speedway this Friday.
“We’ve had a bad-ass piece these first two races – but I can’t help but feel like I didn’t pull the trigger like I normally do,” explains Archibald. “I never want to leave anything on the table. We have a car that’s good enough to win on this tour and we’re going to make that happen on Friday night.”
Thus far, Archibald’s kryptonite has come in the form of fellow veteran journeyman Tyler Hawn, who has outrun Archibald in both events completed in 2018.
“How could I not respect what Tyler’s done so far,” asks Archibald incredulously. “His team has worked their asses of this year. There’s no doubt when we roll out on track that he’s going to keep us honest every step of the way.”
“He’s been that much better than us for two races – but I think his streak is getting ready to come to an end,” adds the Innisfil, ON native with a smile. “We’re coming to Kawartha to win that race no matter what it takes.”
With more than 2/3rds of the schedule still remaining, Archibald hopes that a Kawartha Speedway triumph on Friday night could be a springboard to bigger things once the season hits high gear in July and August.
“We came into this season wanting to win every race,” shrugs Archibald. “That didn’t happen for the first two events – so now we’ll have to settle for winning every race between now and October. That’s the new goal.”
“We’re ready to win Kawartha and then see how much of a streak we can go on. We’ve got some great equipment, so now it’s our job to find a way to make it work for us.”