HILLSDALE, ON – After fashioning a successful 2017 campaign competing weekly at Sunset Speedway, Ltd. Late Model standout Travis ‘.50 Cal’ Hallyburton is preparing for an even more aggressive 2018 season.
In addition to returning for another run towards a first career Sunset Speedway points championship, Hallyburton confirmed this week that his Hillsdale Service Center outfit plans on competing fulltime with the upstart Great Lakes Concrete Ltd. Late Model Series.
“I like our team’s chances no matter where we unload,” beams the likeable multi-time feature winner. “I don’t say that to sound cocky – it’s just that I have a lot of belief in my guys and the equipment we’ve put together.”
“This is a family-run deal and we’ve come a long way in the last five years,” adds Hallyburton. “It’s been a game of inches at times, and we’ve definitely learned some things the hard way, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.”
The six-race series has scheduled a trio of events at both Sunset and Sauble Speedway in 2018 and is likely to draw the very best of the best that the Ltd. Late Model division has to offer.
“As it stands right now, I feel like our Sunset program has never been stronger,” says Hallyburton, “and it’s only going to get better. With that said, I’m even more excited to get to Sauble three times throughout the season and build on our flat-track program.”
“This is the perfect chance for us to add another level to our game,” continues the former Super Stock standout. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do with this opportunity.”
And, despite the talent-heavy roster expected to follow the cross-province mini-series, Hallyburton remains unfazed as he sets his sights on what he hopes will be his first ever division championship.
“I never get rattled looking at the caliber of guys we’re getting to race with,” explains Hallyburton. “We’ve always made a point of trying to seek out the best fields possible. We’ve raced against top-shelf guys from the first moment I jumped into a Late Model – so it’s become routine.”
“We’re a championship caliber team. We work like hell on these cars. Nobody wants this as bad as we do. We’re ready to make something happen this season.”