MOUNT HOPE, ON – Rising star Carson Nagy established himself as a Super Stock competitor to keep an eye on with a podium finish in last Sunday’s Autumn Colours Classic.
The division freshman worked diligently throughout the season in weekly competition, finishing 5th in Flamboro Speedway’s championship points standings ahead of his breakout Autumn Colours Classic performance.
“I don’t know if I could have imagined our weekend turning out any better,” smiles Nagy. “I’m proud of what we accomplished as a team at Peterborough.”
“We unloaded just hoping to make the show and ended up with a stronger car than we could ever have hoped for. It was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.”
When asked of his top-3 finish, it’s clear that Nagy understands the magnitude of Peterborough’s crown jewel event and what it means to an up-and-coming talent such as himself.
“I feel like we made a statement with that podium,” says the third-generation racer. “Everyone respects ‘the Classic’ and what it means in this province. It gives us the kind of momentum that we need going into the off-season.”
“We just wanted to show everyone how hard we’ve been working and exactly how much we’re capable of – and I feel like we did that last Sunday.”
After finishing his rookie season on such a high note, Nagy is already looking ahead to a follow-up effort in 2018.
“Our plan for next year is to come out and keep moving forward,” says Nagy. “We really turned a corner in the second half of the season to where we felt competitive every lap of every race. That’s an amazing feeling. I want to keep doing that and keep running up front with the best guys around.”
“It would mean everything to me to win a championship in this division,” adds the Mount Hope, ON racer. “That’s my number one goal. After Peterborough I feel like that’s absolutely possible. Hopefully that’s how our 2018 ends.”