‘The Crowd Pleaser’ plans to compete in all five rounds of the mini-series and will look for a positive start to his 2017 campaign this weekend.
“I’m not sure there are too many guys on this roster that are better than us when we’re on our game,” offers Balson. “We’ve put in a lot of hours this Winter. A lot. So if we can’t come out and get to the front, it’s not going to be for a lack of effort. We’re more than ready to get our season started”
Balson was a perennial contender throughout Sunset’s inaugural Super Late Model season in 2016 and hopes to surpass the standard he set last year.
“I don’t think there’s any question that we’re good enough to win at Sunset,” shrugs ‘The Crowd Pleaser’. “To do that, we need to be better than we were last season. And we will be”
“If we can improve our qualifying and get better with our long-run stuff then I’m confident we can string together some strong performances,” adds the Hampton, ON native. “This team won’t stop working until we’re at a point that we can be satisfied with”
Like many drivers on the Sunset roster, Balson credits the speedway for speedway for having assembled one of the strongest contingent of Super Late Model racers in the province.
“It’s a lot easier to list the guys that aren’t capable of winning than the guys that are,” says Balson. “This roster is deep any way you look at it”
“A lot of the teams at Sunset are tip-of-the-spear when you start talking about elite Super Late [Model] programs. It gives you that much more motivation to try and win there. If you can get to the front during one of these events you’ll absolutely know that you’ve earned it.”