OAKWOOD, ON – Super Late Model up-and-comer Jamie Richardson is ready for Saturday’s inaugural Ontario Super Late Model Series event at Flamboro Speedway. The former Mini Stock competitor will once again race for Car Owner & Father-in-Law Dave Taylor in 2018, and is hoping for a breakout season as he readies to follow the first-year tour across the province.
“I love Super Late Model racing and I love what this new tour represents for the division,” says Richardson with a wide smile. “Our team is 100% dedicated to making a name for ourselves and I’m ready to whatever I need to do to establish myself as a contender on this tour.”
“Believe me, in a realistic guy,” continues the well-liked rising star. “I know that it’s not going to happen overnight, but this Saturday is going to be our first step to show how much we’ve learned over the off-season. We want to get a big start to our year.”
With the OSLMS’ veteran-heavy roster, Richardson knows that any young racer is destined to start behind the proverbial eightball. However, alongside car owner Taylor and the rest of the team, Richardson is up for the challenge.
“This division advances so quickly from month to month that it takes everything just to try and keep up,” admits the blue-collar youngster. “We’ve been working like crazy all Winter to make sure that we have a program now that can come out and give us a chance to contend on any given night. There’s no doubt that this tour is going to be tough-sledding – but that’s exactly why everyone is so excited about it.”
With just one season of Super Late Model competition under his belt, Richardson is eager to return to action and log some much-needed track time. Though try as he might to taper his expectations, there’s no question that the former Mini Stock racer has some big aspirations when it comes to racing with some of Ontario’s biggest names.
“It’s my dream to be able fight my way to the top of this division and be considered a driver to keep an eye on one day,” says the well-spoken sophomore. “With a tour like this – all it takes is one big performance. That’s how quickly you can turn heads and make a name for yourself.”
“I don’t want to just take up space on this roster,” adds Richardson with a brooding intensity. “I want to excel with this team and race for a championship one day. I’m excited to start that journey on Saturday.”