BARRIE, ON – After rallying his first career Sunset Speedway Super Stock win and establishing himself as a presence at the front of the field on a seemingly weekly basis in 2017, it’s impossible to blame Johnny Morrison for looking ahead to what he hopes will be an even more impressive year in 2018.
“After the year that we had in 2017 I don’t think there’s any question we’re ready to contend with the best guys in this division,” says Morrison. “The Super Stocks just get better and better every year. You need a lot more than luck to win out here. We accomplished a ton this year.”
Morrison will revert back to the same family-owned chassis that his team last raced in 2016, after having sold his most recent ride at the end of the 2017 campaign.
“We’ve spent a lot of time updating this car since we last raced it,” explains the Barrie, ON native. “I’m excited to get back in it. When I sold the car that we won with [in 2017] I think a lot of people probably called me crazy – but I have a ton of confidence in what my Dad and I have done with this chassis.”
“I know that we can win in anything,” adds Morrison. “The car doesn’t make the driver. We’re all about hard work and dedication. That’s what you need to win.”
Morrison’s limitless potential has long been celebrated, especially as the Barrie, ON native has continued to establish himself as one of the next generation of stars within Sunset’s most popular division.
“It’s been amazing to have so many people compliment on how far I’ve come with my skill set,” smiles Morrison. “I just want to make my team proud. We don’t have the biggest budget in the division but we don’t know how to quit.”
“I’m ready to turn a corner this season,” adds the second-generation star. “We’re going to make a real hard push for the division championship.”