“It’s my goal for our team to become the guys that roll through the gate on Saturday afternoon and the rest of the pits look at us as the car to beat,” says the Cambridge, ON native.
“We had an awesome rookie season and I know that if we keep working the way we have been that we’re only going to get better. The objective for us is to never look back – we’re keeping one foot in front of the other every single week.”
Wickett earned his first career Pro Late Model feature win during his freshman season and hopes to put up even better numbers during his sophomore campaign at the notoriously challenging 1/3-mile.
“I believe that we have the people and the equipment to make the run towards a championship,” insists the Mini Stock graduate. “We’re definitely not coming to the table with the biggest wallet in the division – and that may make us the underdogs in a lot of ways – but if we can make the right decisions on race day, then I think we have as good of a chance as anyone.”
“This could end up being the best [Pro Late Model] roster that Flamboro has had in a real long time, so it would absolutely mean the world to us to compete for the championship,” continues Wickett.
And, despite the lofty expectations that arrive with being branded one of the division’s top prospects, Wickett maintains that he’s still his own biggest critic.
“I don’t feel any pressure to come out and prove anything to anyone,” says Wickett. “We were proud of our rookie season and we’ve worked harder than ever this past Winter to make sure we’re even better on opening night. No one is ever going to demand more of us than we demand of ourselves.”
“I want to come out and run with the JR Fitzpatricks and the Mike Bentleys of the division. If I can do that – it’s only going to add to our confidence as a team.”