The personable rising star will look to once again chase victory in Flamboro Speedway’s talent-rich weekly Pro Late Model division in addition to entering a select number of APC United Late Model Series events.
“I think the thing that makes the Pro Late [Model] division so fascinating is that it’s getting tougher and tougher every single year,” says Wickett. “No matter where you race – wether you’re running weekly or on the [APC United Late Model Series] tour – your 2018 season is going to be a lot harder than your 2017 season was. That’s what motivates our team.”
Wickett made waves in 2017 tallying a number of weekly victories at Flamboro en route to establishing himself as one of the most interesting prospects in the division.
“I’m really excited to jump on the tour for a few races,” says Wickett. “It’s a solid group of drivers. The APC guys are all teams that you know are going to unload prepared and you know they’re going to come with their absolute best.”
“If you want to stick with them – you had better bring your A-Game,” continues the former Mini Stock winner. “I can see how that might be intimidating for a lot of people – but it’s exciting for us.”
And, while it’s clear that Wickett has eyes on one-day ruling the Pro Late Model division, the grounded 20-year old is in no rush to push through the experience.
“The number one thing I want to make sure that I do is enjoy it all as it’s happening,” notes the Cambridge, ON native. “I think a lot of guys in my position get so focused on where they want to be that they stop having fun. I don’t want that to ever happen to me.”
“I couldn’t be any luckier to be doing this week-in and week-out,” adds Wickett. “I’m grateful to every single person that’s helped out on this car or sponsored us along the way. Hopefully we can get to the top of the division one day so I can thank them all the right way.”