TIVERTON, ON – Multi-time Sauble Speedway Ltd. Late Model feature winner Scott McTeer has announced this week that he has partnered with McColl Racing Enterprises to return to competition on a fulltime basis for the 2018 season.
McTeer was last in action during the 2014 campaign, in which he accrued a number of victories and podium finishes en route to a first career Ltd. Late Model track championship prior to announcing his retirement from driving.
“There are some nights I start thinking about how long I’ve been on the sidelines for and it feels like a lifetime since I’ve was racing every Saturday,” admits McTeer. “It might take a few nights to knock the rust off – but once we settle into a groove and catch our rhythm again we should be alright. I’m looking forward to getting back to doing what I’ve always loved to do.”
McTeer will compete this year as a teammate to longtime friend – and fellow Sauble Speedway champion – Jason Parker. When asked his outlook on the current state of Ltd. Late Model competition, and his chances of jumping into the title mix of the perennially competitive division, McTeer made sure not to mince words.
“Our team has always had high expectations for ourselves,” quips the Tiverton, ON native. “We wouldn’t have made the decision to come back if we didn’t think we could win. We don’t just want to take part so we can see our name on the lineup board every Saturday. Our car is going to be there every week to run up front. That’s what we’re pushing ourselves to do.”
Still, despite his history, quality of equipment and self-belief in his recently reunited team, McTeer knows that Sauble’s reputation as one of Ontario’s most daunting short-tracks is well deserved.
“Sauble is a tough place to roll into and contend no matter who you are,” explains McTeer, “but I think it might be even tougher for a team like ours to try and get a feeling for what works and what doesn’t with our car while figuring out everything that’s changed in the last four years.”
“The plan is just to take things one lap at a time,” adds the veteran. “McColl [Racing Enterprises] builds some of the best cars in the sport and I know that I’ll be able to lean on Jason [Parker] to help get up to speed. We’ll see what we can do to keep the rest of these teams honest on Night 1.”
Scott McTeer’s Sauble Speedway return will be made possible thanks to the support of McColl Racing Enterprises, Parker Heating & Cooling, Just Foam It, Marvin Freiburger & Sons Inc., KNK Lawn Care, Saugeen Shores Transmission,Great Lakes Concrete and Ron Gibbons Construction.