MOUNT HOPE, ON – Following an impressive rookie campaign behind the wheel of a Pro Late Model, Hudson Nagy will return to fulltime Flamboro Speedway competition in 2018 with hopes of pursuing a first career track championship.
“I’m looking forward to showing off just how far we’ve come in the last year,” says Nagy. “Last season felt like we were improving every time we had the car out of the trailer. It was a lot to take in – because this car drove so much differently than anything else I’ve ever been in.”
“But, the more laps I put together, the better I felt,” continues the third-generation racer. “If we can keep improving like that, we’re going to have an awesome 2018 season. I’m just really excited to get back to the track and see how much better we can be.”
Nagy is one of the most interesting prospects on an increasingly younger Flamboro Speedway roster. However, despite the additional attention that comes with being a hyped prospect in a growing division, the well-spoken teenager is careful not to put any additional pressure on himself.
“We haven’t once sat down this off-season and outlined things that we need to accomplish for us to be happy this year,” says the former Thunder Car standout. “We’re just keeping one foot in front of the other and taking things one lap at a time.”
“As long as we’re working and improving – I’ll be happy. I don’t need to tell myself that I need to win a certain number of races or earn a number of podiums to feel like my year has been a success.”
And, much as he has for the bulk of his career, Nagy will surrender a significant amount of experience to Flamboro’s Pro Late Model regulars. However, the up-and-comer appears more than ready for the challenge.
“We’re racing against guys that have been competing for longer than I’ve been alive,” admits Nagy with a laugh. “I mean – it’s real hard to match that kind of experience. We’re going to have to rely on working hard and committing to doing our homework to make sure that we’re on the same level as these other guys.”
“It’s a really good roster,” adds the Mount Hope, ON racer. “You can’t take a single lap off against these teams. We’re going to be working hard from our first laps of practice right down until the last laps at Frostoberfest. I couldn’t be more excited for it.”