“We’re ready to come out of the gate strong,” details Watson. “I feel like we generated a lot of momentum through the second half of last season and I want to do what I can to capitalize on that. Our car was working really well last season, so the hope is that we can keep rolling with that and find even more speed.”
Watson earned a head-turning 5 tour championship with the OSCAAR Super Late Model Series, fashioning titles in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2017 and (1) with the Sunset Speedway’s Fast Eddie’s Series.
However, no matter how impressive his Rival Office Solutions-sponsored program’s statistics are, Watson is well aware that past performances do little to guarantee future results.
“Of course we feel good about all that we’ve accomplished as a team – but when Opening Night comes around, everything starts fresh again,” explains the fan favourite. “It’s important to come out every night like you have something to prove. We want to be strong every time we leave the trailer. Our plan is to compete for wins on a weekly basis.”
After several seasons of shaky car counts and various tours and series promoting Outlaw Super Late Model racing, Watson credits the upstart OSLMS with uniting the once-fragmented division.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing this new series get off the ground,” says Watson. “Outlaw Late Model racing in Ontario has struggled for the last few years – and this is exactly the kind of unified series and schedule that can get everything headed back in the right direction again.”
“The Outlaws have a great fan base and I’d really like to thank the track promoters for stepping up and making this happen,” adds the Barrie, ON native. “There’s a lot of positivity surrounding this series – and it would be a huge honour to be able to contend for its first championship.”