PORT ELGIN, ON – Multiple time Sauble Speedway Limited Late Model champion Jason Parker is the latest driver to commit to Sauble’s inaugural six-race Pro Late Model mini-series.
Parker has worked diligently over the course of the winter to elevate a Pro Late Model program founded to originally follow the APC United Late Model Series.
“The Pro Late [Model] has been a passion project of ours for a while now and we’ve worked harder than I could ever explain to really get it off the ground,” explains Parker. “The Pro Late Model stuff is not as different from our Limited Late [Model] as you might think, but the small differences and nuances are what really keeps you on your toes.”
“Whether people outside of our team have noticed it or not – we’re growing every time we have [the Pro Late Model] on track,” continues the Sauble Speedway fan favourite. “It’s all about trying to find the same balance and response from our Pro Late Model as we have with our Limited Late Model. We’re tightening our grip on it and the six races that we get at Sauble with it are only going to help us.”
While Parker has yet to find victory lane with his Pro Late Model, his team has continued to reach for that formula, thanks to a strong commitment team and family.
“The highs and lows of this sport can really age you if you let them,” Parker said. “I mean that’s all racing is, really. It’s a roller-coaster. If you let your emotions get away from you, you’ll burn out and be done with this deal in no time.”
“Our whole team just tries to enjoy the process,” adds Jason. “When we get knocked down, the first thing we try to figure out is why it happened followed quickly by trying to figure out the fastest way to get up.”
“That’s the attitude we had when we won with our Limited Late Model and it’s the same attitude we’re going to keep to win some races with this Pro Late Model.”
The short track veteran expects that the six-race bid on home turf will allow his team to display a new instalment of their Pro Late Model outfit against what is likely to be a laundry list of elite-level competition.
“These are six shows that no fan is going to want to miss out on,” says the Port Elgin driver.
“We have these ones highlighted on the calendar, for sure. From everything I’ve heard, it seems like there are going to be some serious top-of-the-food-chain Late Model guys that are going to be chasing (mini-series) points at Sauble.”
“Any time we have the chance to race against the top talent in the division it’s a good thing for us,” continues Parker. “When you add in the fact that we get to do it at a speedway that’s real familiar to us it’s a huge bonus. This is going to be real boost to our program.”
Jason Parker’s 2019 racing campaign is powered by Mowbray Canadian Tire, Virtue Farms, KNK Lawn Care, Colorworks, MacDonnell Fuels, Lakeside Chev, Ron Gibbons Construction, Boston Pizza, Keeprite, Saugeen Shore Transmission and Cabral Racing Promotions.