BLACKSTOCK, ON – 2018 OSCAAR Modified Tour champion Cory Horner will return to the tour for another fulltime bid in 2019.
The second-generation racer is one year removed from the best season of his career and is eager to build on his hard-earned momentum and success.
“2018 was the season we’d been working towards for a long time,” says Horner. “Now that I’ve had the chance to reflect back on it, it’s a pretty incredible feeling.”
“This team started from almost nothing. We built it from the ground up and made just about every mistake you could think of in our first few seasons. We’re pretty far from an overnight success but I wouldn’t change a thing about it if I could”
Horner scored six podiums – highlighted by two victories – across the tour’s 12 rounds in 2018.
“I’m grateful for the wins we put together but I’m even more grateful for the finishes we salvaged on the nights where things weren’t going our way,” explains the Blackstock, ON native. “That’s what really helped push our championship run. If we hadn’t found a way to make the best of a few bad situations, then I don’t think there’s any chance we’d be standing here as tour champions right now.”
Looking ahead to his championship defence, Horner hopes to once again harness the same consistency that catapulted him to a tour championship last season.
“We want to win as many races as possible – but I think making sure that we have a consistent presence at the front of the field is even more important,” notes Horner. “Podium finishes are where we’re setting the bar for ourselves. Every night, no matter what track we’re at, the goal is to finish inside of the top-3.”
“If we can stack up podium finishes all the way down the schedule, then I know we’ll be in the conversation for another championship. We want to leave this season with the same title we walked in with.”