Windsor Native Ray Morneau Plans to ‘Come Home’ in 2019

Ray MorneauWINDSOR, ON – After a number of successful seasons in Michigan’s Flat Rock Speedway’s Street Stock division, third-generation talent Ray Morneau will focus his 2019 efforts back in Ontario.

The Windsor, ON native has unveiled his plans to graduate fulltime to Delaware Speedway’s Late Model division, with additional hopes to enter a number of APC United Late Model Series races across the province.

“I really can’t explain just how much I’ve learned racing at Flat Rock (Speedway) against the level of talent they have there every week,” says Morneau. “It’s been an awesome experience. They have a fantastic (Street Stock) division and it’s helped me sharpen my skill set from the first night I unloaded there.”

“But, our whole team is excited to come home and race around Ontario next year,” adds the well-spoken teenager with a smile. “That’s huge for us. The plan all along has been to come back and do some Late Model racing on this side of the border and we just had to wait for the right opportunity. The time is now. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Morneau earned the title of Flat Rock Speedway’s Street Stock champion in 2017, before following up with a runner-up finish in the championship points standings in 2018. Now, the rising star is ready to establish himself as one of the most interesting prospects in the Pro Late Model division.

“Pro Late (Model) racing in Ontario is in an exciting spot right now,” notes Morneau. “There are a ton of top-level teams that are at every single one of these events right now. I went and watched the (Canadian Short Track) Nationals at Jukasa and I was blown away. Then, when we raced (Jukasa Motor Speedway’s) Fall Brawl it felt like a huge test for us.”

“I can’t wait to see where we stack up against the rest of these guys,” continues the third-generation racer. “I’m sure it’s going to come with a learning curve, but this is the type of thing I’ve been dreaming about for a long time.”

While Morneau’s 2019 schedule will largely depend on the team’s marketing support entering the season, his family-operated team is hoping to compete fulltime at Delaware Speedway with a number of APC United Late Model Series appearances mixed in.

“The goal for us is to get as many laps in as many different situations as possible,” explains Morneau. “Delaware is going to be our homebase for the year, but I’m really hoping we can find a way to get to as many APC (United Late Model Series) races as we can.”

“No matter where we end up racing, as long as we’re competing against top-tier guys I’ll be happy. Because that’s what our team needs to do if we want to get better. If I want to improve, I need to be out there with guys that are better than me. That’s what 2019 is going to be all about.”