As Sunset Speedway readies itself for its crown jewel Velocity 250 weekend on September 23rd and 24th, drivers across all divisions are prepping their programs in hopes of adding their names to the all-star calibre list of previous winners.
In the Fast Eddie Racewear Super Late Model division, one of those hoping to make a big impression is second-generation standout John Cadman.
“The Velocity is a huge weekend,” says Cadman matter-of-factly. “It’s one of the biggest events we’ll run all season. Anybody who’s anybody is going to be there.”
“The best guys in every division come out for this weekend,” adds the Smithville, ON veteran. “Teams from all over the province will be there. We’re going to have to work for it. This will be one of the best Super Late Model fields you’ll see all year.”
Cadman has showed continuous improvement at speedways across Ontario – though he’s looked particularly strong at Sunset – and he hopes to continue trending upwards in the speedway’s most prestigious event of 2017.
“We’ve been better at Sunset every time we’ve unloaded there,” says Cadman. “It really feels like a 2nd win is around the corner for us. If we can make the right decisions and conserve our equipment, I know that we have a car that’s good enough to give the rest of these guys something to worry about.”
With a veteran-heavy field expected to converge on Sunset for the lauded doubleheader weekend, Cadman knows his Junior Hanley-assisted program have their work cut out for them in what could be his most important outing of the season.
“Running up front against this level of competition is a big deal no matter where you do it,” says Cadman. “But, if we can do it at Sunset in front of the huge crowd that comes out for the Velocity, it means even more.”
“We want this win real badly,” continues the Super Late Model regular. “We’ve been preparing for weeks. Our Sunset [Speedway] package is better now than its ever been and I know we’re good enough to grind out a win. That’s our number one goal for [the Velocity] – anything else will be a disappointment.”