ORILLIA, ON – Longtime Ltd. Late Model veteran Allan Inglis will have a renewed shot at returning to victory lane this Summer at Sunset Speedway.
After a season of ups and downs spent toiling away with older equipment, Inglis has acquired a Streamline Race Products chassis from former Sunset champion Taylor Holdaway with the intentions of throwing his name in the ring for a run towards the 2019 division championship.
“This is the first time in a long time where it’s going to feel like we’re on an even plane with the rest of the guys on the roster,” stated Inglis. “We’ve gotten so used to trying to do more with less that I think it’s going to be a nice change to have a little bit more to work with.”
“We’re all excited for what 2019 can turn into,” says the veteran of his family-owned program. “Everyone that’s a part of this team has been working so hard that I’d love to bring them back a season that they can be proud of. I want to win for my team every bit as much as I want to win for myself.”
While Inglis’ ability to make-due with his team’s equipment has been more than admirable over the course of the past several seasons, he’s readily admits that it had grown harder by the year to try and keep up with the division’s rapidly advancing technology.
“I’m not sure working with an older car has ever been more difficult than it is now,” says Inglis. “With the way the cars are changing and the way that technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of racing at our level, you don’t have much of a choice but to go with the flow.”
“If you’re off by a little – there really isn’t much difference than being off by a lot,” adds the fan favourite. “It’s like the drowning man and the shoreline – you just get further and further away.”
Inglis hopes his move to a modern SRP chassis – coupled with his veteran experience – will allow his Orillia, ON-based team to move into Sunset Speedway championship contention for the first time in his career.
“We’re committed to running the full season so you never know how things might shake out as far as the points go,” shrugs the former Barrie Speedway regular. “I wouldn’t mind taking a run at a championship. We haven’t had a strong enough year to be in the mix for (a championship season) since we came down from Barrie (Speedway) in 2015.”
“I think we have everything in place to give the rest of these guys a hard time,” continues Inglis with a confidence. “We’re ready for a big year. I’m as excited as I’ve been in a long time.”