KITCHENER, ON – Set for his fourth full season with the APC United Late Model Series, short track veteran Shawn McGlynn is more motivated than ever before to track down his first tour championship after finishing 5th in the year-end standings in 2017.
“I don’t think our team has ever worked as hard as we have this off-season,” says McGlynn. “We’re as prepared for this year as we’ve ever been before. It’s been a ton of work. A lot of research and a lot of blood, sweat and tears – but we really believe that our program is in a position to compete at an elite level like we never have before.”
McGlynn’s efforts throughout the 2017 campaign were a career best, compiling 8 top-10s and 3 top-5s in 10 starts with the cross-province tour.
However, no matter how positive his results were last year, McGlynn is mindful of how imperative it is to mature and advance with the APC Series growing more competitive each season.
“We don’t have a choice now – either we improve or we will be left behind,” insists the multi-time Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup champion.
“I’m very confident in my driving skills and our equipment is fantastic. Our personnel is top notch. Now, we just need to find a way to put all of that together. If we can do that, our chances of winning a championship are as good as any other team in the province.”
Looking ahead to 2018, there’s no question that McGlynn is demanding more from himself and his Meineke Car Care-sponsored team. However, the unwavering self-belief that he has in his close-knit unit is alive and well as they prepare for the season opener.
“There was a lot to be happy about with our 2017 season – but we have to find a way to put together more complete race nights,” explains McGlynn. “We we’re consistently fast, but didn’t have the qualifying speed that we needed. I’m intending to change that this year.”
“We’ll be ready to compete with the best of the best as soon as our car rolls off the trailer every single race,” continues the Kitchener, ON product. “If we can do that – we’ll be right in the hunt for the championship.”