Curtis Stewart Searching for Gains in Sophomore Mini Stock Season

Curtis Stewart
ORO-MEDONTE, ON – Following an up-and-down rookie effort, Curtis Stewart will return fulltime to Sunset Speedway’s Mini Stock division in 2018 with hopes of making a name for himself in the perennially crowded division.

“Our number one goal for our team from week to week is to turn in our best effort and keep improving,” says Stewart. “We finished last season with a real good handle on our car and I’d love to continue that.”

“We just need more seat time. The more laps I put down, the better we’re going to be. If we can stay out of the wrecks and keep our car on the track, I think we’re on pace for an awesome year.”

When asked if he’s placing any expectations on himself ahead of his sophomore effort, Stewart comes across more like a savvy veteran than a rising star with just one season of experience under his belt.

“It’s important to remember where we are – in terms of experience – and not expect to become world-beaters overnight,” explains the ORO-MEDONTE, ON native. “I’m not putting any extra pressure on myself or my team.”

“We’ve only been at this for a year. We still have a long way to go. But, if we can put the car in the trailer at the end of every night knowing more than we did when we rolled in the gates, I’ll be a real happy guy.”

In regards to his state of mind entering April 28th’s Sunset season opener, Stewart admits that he’s already dealing with the typical pre-season nerves, but flashes the type of self-belief that has been the calling card of so many champions before him.

“There are always going to be nerves before opening night – but we’ve worked real hard all offseason to make sure that we’re prepared for anything that comes our way,” says Stewart.

“I have confidence in our equipment. I don’t think we’ve found a way to get our car performing to its full potential yet. But, when we do, I know that we’ll be at the front of the field battling for wins.”