The third-generation racer will hope to implement a proverbial hometrack advantage Spencer – Walt is a former Peterborough Ltd. Late Model champion – to capture his first career APC Series Pro Late Model victory.
“We’re racing for points – but we’re not points racing,” explains Spencer-Walt with a laugh. “I mean, believe me, our team wants to win this championship more than anything, but it’s not going to change the way we approach every race night.”
“We aren’t the guys that are happy to just go out, make laps and settle for ‘good enough’,” adds ‘The Upgrade’. “Every track we show up at with this car, the goal is to win the race. We’re all-in with every event. Our goal is to win this race on Saturday.”
Never one to lack for confidence,Spencer- Walt has no issue with expecting the most of his Eldon Wallis-owned outfit entering the 100-lap contest.
“Our team is setting the bar high for ourselves because we know how good our Peterborough stuff is,” says the former Autumn Colours Classic winner. “I know the speedway well and I know just what we can do to get every last ounce out of this car.”
“I’ll be real disappointed in myself if I can’t stand on the podium when it’s all said and done because I know my guys are going to give me a setup strong enough to run at the front.”
And, no matter how intent Walt and his team are on working their way into title contention, they insist that a conservative approach and take-what’s-offered strategy just isn’t their style.
“Win, lose or blow-up I can promise that we’re going to be the most entertaining car on the track this Saturday,” notes Spencer- Walt. ”It doesn’t matter where we qualify – we’re making sure that we’re coming to the front. If this race gets the crowd that it deserves, it’s my job to make sure that people go home feeling like it was a good way to spend their money. That’s almost as important to me as winning the race.”
“The rest of these teams are going to know that we’re there this weekend,” continues the former Peterborough Speedway champion. “We have no problem swinging for the fences and taking some chances if it means having an opportunity at winning this race. Anyone who’s anyone wants to win an [APC Series] race and we’re no different. We’re going to do everything we can to be the car that the fans want to watch and talk about.”