MOUNT HOPE, ON – Fourth-generation up-and-comer Carson Nagy will head out on tour for the first time in his career this year, as he prepares to follow the entirety of the 2020 APC United Late Model Series schedule.
“I’ve been itching to get back on track all Winter,” says Nagy with a grin. “We had some really encouraging nights last season and I really believe that I was able to adjust my driving style from the Super Stock division to the (Pro) Late Model division. I want to see what I can do to keep that going in 2020.”
Following stints in Flamboro’s weekly Mini Stock and Super Stock divisions, Carson followed his older brother Hudson into the Pro Late Model ranks in 2019.
After a season’s worth of finding his bearings with the larger, faster car, Nagy is looking forward to testing himself against the province’s elite on the 10-race APC United Late Model Series tour.
“This will be our first season on a tour racing at different tracks every event,” explains Nagy. “I know that’s going to come with a bit of a learning curve but I’m really excited to see what we can accomplish.”
“It’s going to be an honour to race with the teams on this roster. Every one of these guys is so well prepared. They all have top notch equipment and you really don’t need to be around many of these races to understand pretty quickly how serious they all take their programs. Racing against them will absolutely make us better.”
And, while Nagy will no doubt enter the 2020 campaign as one of the most interesting additions to the APC Series roster, the rising star is tapering his own expectations as he sets out to make his mark against the best that Ontario’s Pro Late Model scene has to offer.
“Our only expectation for this season is to be better every single week,” says Nagy. “There are at least 15 teams on this tour that can win on any given night. It absolutely doesn’t make for an easy night when you’re coming in without the same level of experience, but there’s a whole lot that we can learn from these guys.”
“There aren’t many tours anywhere in North America that can put together this level of talent on a regular basis,” adds the well-spoken teenager. “For the APC Series to do that, week after week, and to do it right in our backyard, is pretty incredible. Racing this tour fulltime is something we’ve been wanting to do for years.”