KITCHENER, ON – After a relatively slow start to his 2018 APC United Late Model Series campaign, short track veteran Shawn McGlynn will look to kick things into high gear with a strong performance at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday.
Thus far, McGlynn has notched a 13th (Sunset Speedway) and 12th-place (Flamboro Speedway) finish through his first two events of the season and will be looking to improve during the upcoming Hy-Grade 100 this weekend.
“It feels like any time you roll into Peterborough there’s a level of intimidation because the racing there usually has a lot to do with survival,” explains McGlynn on the topic of pre-race jitters. “It’s not the easiest place to get around and it’s certainly not the easiest place to pass. You have to check your ego at the door when you roll out there – or else your emotions can really get you into trouble.”
Of course, jitters aside, McGlynn is no stranger to success at Peterborough in a multitude of different racecars. Most recently, he fashioned a career-best runner-up result with the APC Series in the 2017 edition of the Hy-Grade 100 last June.
“The [runner-up] finish we had at Peterborough last year has been the high-water mark for our APC [Series] career so far,” smiles the multi-time Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series champion. “Because of that, Peterborough definitely is one of my favourite places to go. We have a real good package there and we know that – with a little bit of luck – we can improve on that second place run and come away with our first win.”
After navigating through the classic stutter-steps associated with a new setup package, McGlynn is confident in what his team can accomplish in their return to Peterborough for Round 3 of the tour.
“I can’t help but feel like we have a chance to really make something happen on Saturday,” says McGlynn. “We’ve had some great luck at Peterborough in the past. I’ve been fast there in just about every type of car I’ve ever raced.”
“We’re getting closer and closer to figuring out the new setup we’ve been experimenting with on this car,” continues the Kitchener, ON native. “I think that our car has really started to come to life and we’re going to be a car that the rest of these teams will need to keep an eye on for 100-Laps.”