For John Cadman, the cross-province tour represents a new beginning for a Super Late Model division that has worked through tumultuous times as of late.
“I can’t deny that things have been a little rocky the last two years – but I believe with everything in me that 2018 will be the bounce back for Super Late Model racing,” says Cadman.
“It really feels like all the drivers are getting on the same page right now which is exactly what we need. Because, if we don’t support this division now, there’s a real good chance that it won’t be around in three years.”
Cadman points to the recent comeback of Pro Late Model racing in Ontario thanks to the APC United Late Model Series as a possible template that the Ontario Super Late Model Series can utilize throughout its freshman year.
“Look at how the Pro Late [Model] division battled back,” offers the Smithville, ON product. “It wasn’t long ago when you couldn’t give one of those cars away. Now, they’re the hottest thing in the province.”
“It’s all because they – as drivers and teams – got organized and pulled together to support their division,” continues Cadman. “That’s exactly what the Super Late Models need. I’m hoping that we can all come together and the [Ontario Super Late Model Series] can take some cues from how the APC Series built itself up.”
When asked if there’s a chance of Cadman moonlighting in a Pro Late Model or Ltd. Late Model entry throughout 2018, Cadman doubles down on his commitment to the Ontario Super Late Model Series with a promise that his Bristol RV-backed team is ready for a return to victory lane.
“I don’t think you’re going to see me in another car any time soon,” laughs Cadman. “I’m loyal to the Super Late [Model] division and I’m committed to helping it grow. I believe that this new tour is exactly what we need.”
“I’ll be there at every show,” continues the likeable veteran. “I’ll support the series in every way that I can. Our team is ready to pick up some wins this year.”