MT. BRYDGES, ON – Jake Sheridan turned heads all season long with the cross-province APC United Late Model Series. Out on tour, Sheridan showed poise and maturity well beyond his years, tallying five top-5 finishes en route to finishing 3rd in tour standings.
This Sunday, Sheridan will aim to continue turning heads with a win in the Grisdale Triple Crown portion of Flamboro Speedway’s Frostoberfest Classic against a field that’s expected to be comprised of the top names in Ontario Pro Late Model racing.
“We’ve been real fast with this car all season but we really haven’t had that big performance to break through and show how good we can be,” says Sheridan. “That’s our goal for this weekend. We want to come out – in an event as big as (Frostoberfest) where everyone is watching – and prove just how good we can run when the pressure is on.”
And, despite his impressive tenure with the APC Series this season, Sheridan will enter Sunday’s triple-50 as a relative underdog given the number of division veterans and former winners expected to converge on the Crown Jewel event.
“I don’t really pay attention to wether I’m supposed to win or not – to be honest,” shrugs the second-generation standout. “I’m not really sure anyone gave us much of a chance to run as well as we did with the (APC United Late Model Series) tour this year – but we did.”
“We’re ready to come out swinging on Sunday and surprise a few people,” adds Sheridan. “Flamboro can be a bit of an equalizer because it’s such a tough place to get around. If we can be patient and take care of our stuff there’s a real good chance we’ll be in the mix when they’re totalling all the points up at the end of the night.”
The son of former Pro Late Model standout Ron Sheridan, Jake will head to Flamboro with the hopes of securing his first ever Crown Jewel victory to complete his breakout campaign.
“I’m real proud of the year we’ve put together already – but a win on Sunday would really just push it over the top,” explains Sheridan. “I don’t feel that we’re headed to Flamboro just hoping to be a part of the show. I think that we have a car that can contend and be a factor.”
“A race like this is an awesome experience just to take in the environment and feel what it’s like,” continues the rising star. “Being a part of this deal is only going to make us better as a team no matter where we finish.”