The soft-spoken standout has displayed continuous improvement since graduating from the speedway’s Thunder Car division in 2015 and hopes to fashion a career year in 2018.
“Our team has every bit the chance at the 2018 championship than any other team on the Flamboro roster,” insists Albers. “We’re going to see where we stand after opening night. Usually, if we can put together a good opening night and put some momentum together, then it will go a long way towards the rest of the season.”
Albers turned heads last year by becoming one of the most consistent drivers across all Flamboro Speedway divisions – registering a 5th or better finish in each of his regular season appearances.
However, looking towards 2018, Albers is eager to resume work and showcase his team’s improvements.
“We had a strong season in 2017 – but we’ve been working all Winter to see just how we can improve,” explains the former Thunder Car champion. “All of the top-5s we earned means a ton to me – but I’d love more than anything to come out and put together more feature wins.”
“Our team is working to find a way to be better on older tires,” continues Albers. “Our division lets you use one new tire per night – so if you can get your car working on three or four-night old tires, you’re going to be in a much better spot. There are a lot of nights where, if you can capitalize while running on older tires, it’s going to take a lot of the pressure off of you when you’re on fresh tires.”
And as Flamboro Speedway continues to attract top Pro Late Model talent, Albers is ready to meet the new challenge head-on.
“The roster is deep right now,” says Albers. “From top to bottom, there are a lot of really, really talented teams. Every year seems to have brought more top-level drivers through the gates and that means it’s up to us to adapt and improve.”
“There’s a real good chance that just putting together a top-5 finish will be something to be proud of this year. Im excited to go toe-to-toe with the best talent available. This is going to be an exciting season.”