MOUNT HOPE, ON – Fresh off of a head-turning podium finish at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic event in October, 14 year old high school student Carson Nagy has announced his plans to follow the entirety of the upstart Great Lakes Concrete Super Stock Series in 2018.
The six-race mini-series will take the third-generation racer to Sauble Speedway and Sunset Speedway three times each and the former Mini Stock regular is certain that the elite-level of competition expected will provide the stiffest test of his young career.
“I’m positive that these six races are going to be the biggest challenge I’ve ever had in a racecar,” says Nagy. “I’m hoping for this to be my best season yet. And I know that I need to perform well in this Series if I want to be able to look back on 2018 as a big moment in my career. It’s a lot of pressure – but I’m really looking forward to it.”
For Nagy, sitting back and reading what his peers had to say about the burgeoning mini-series was all the motivation he needed to convince his family and sponsors that the cross-province series was the perfect destination for their team.
“This series really is all that anyone has been talking about for the last month,” explains the well-spoken High School student. “My social media pages have been lighting up for weeks with my friends and other racers that I look up to talking about how much they’re looking forward to these six races. I knew it was something I needed to be a part of.”
For Nagy, jumping into new territory that exists well outside of his comfort zone is all part of the plan as far as his development as a driver is concerned.
“Our team believes that going out and testing ourselves against different competition at different tracks is the best way to improve,” notes Nagy. “I want to be the best I can be. I know that the only way I can do that is to make as many laps as possible at as many speedways as I can.”
“I’m not intimidated because I know we’ll be prepared when we sign in at the back gate. From there, its all about making the most of the experience.”