Reinhart is one of many fan-favourites that has committed to chasing points with the cross-province tour and expects the 2018 campaign to be the best in series history.
“I really believe that the 2018 season is going to be the biggest that the [OSCAAR Modified] Tour’s ever had,” says Reinhardt. “When you look at the combination of all the top-level teams that are returning plus the new arrivals that are building and buying cars, it really shows you how healthy Modified racing is in Ontario”
“People are saying that this is the best the roster has ever looked. It’s an honour to be a part of it. It’s sounding like there could be ten cars that could contend for a win on any given night – and that means our fans are really in for an awesome show”
For Reinhart, the tour’s Jukasa Motor Speedway debut on June 16th is a race that has been circled on his team’s schedule for months, ever since speedway GM Alex Nagy would be making its much-awaited inaugural appearance as the undercard for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
“Having the opportunity to compete at Jukasa is going to be the highlight of my year – without question,” says the Toronto, ON racer. “That show is going to be the sort‘ve exposure that the tour can use to grow even bigger. There isn’t a team on the roster that isn’t thinking about what it would be like to win there”
The Toronto, ON native will enter this season with his sights set on a top-5 run in the series’ championship standings and knows that an improvement in each of his tour appearances this year will be a necessity.
“We came so far from one end of 2017 to the other,” says Reinhart. “We’re going to keep improving with every race. There’s no doubt in my mind. We started a little slower than we wanted to last year and we definitely won’t be making that mistake again”
“I know that our team has a shot at finishing in the top-5 – but we need to do better,” adds Reinhart. “We’ve got a fantastic team and fantastic equipment. There’s no excuses, now. We need to unload prepared and perform to our potential every night. That’s where we’re setting our expectations all season long.”