BRAMPTON, ON – On the heels of the most frustrating year of his Short Track Racing career, Ltd. Late Model veteran Billy Zardo is readying himself for a bounce-back season – and is grateful to his Zardo Racing Team kin for helping him to mentally prepare himself for what could be the most important racing campaign of his life.
“I can’t thank the people around me enough for keeping me positive and motivated through last season – because I know it wasn’t easy,” says Zardo. “There were a lot of nights where it would have been way easier to roll the car into the trailer and call it quits for the season. But, this team never even considered that. They were ready to keep working and keep fighting no matter what.”
Of course Zardo – like any weekly racer – has gotten to understand just how fickle fairweather supporters can be. However, after two years of bad luck and frustration, Zardo is confident those that are still with him are here for the long-haul.
“It’s easy to be the most popular guy in the pits when you’re winning races,” explains the ‘Z3’. “If you win the feature, everyone wants to help load the car at the end of the night. They want to stop by for a beer and talk about the race. But, it’s when things aren’t going so great, that you find out who your real friends and supporters are.”
“The people I have with me are here for the right reasons – I know that now more than ever,” smiles Zardo. “I feel like a lucky man because if it. I couldn’t ask for better parents. I could ask for a better grandfather or brother. My team has been there every step of the way.”
Now, as he’s set to return for a fulltime weekly season at Sunset, Zardo has complete confidence in his team’s ability to remind the Ltd. Late Model division of just how formidable their operation can be.
“I believe in what our team can do and how well we can run in this division,” smiles the multi-time feature winner. “We’re not done winning. I think 2018 could be the best season we’ve had in a long time.”
“It means the world to me that this team still believes in me. We have awesome equipment and we know what we need to do to maximize our potential.”
“Opening night can’t come soon enough for us.”