MOUNT BRYDGES, ON – Fresh off of an incredible freshman campaign that saw him turn the heads of Sprint Car fans across the province, Nick Sheridan has announced his plans for a return weekly effort in Ohsweken Speedway’s Crate Sprint Car division with the goal of securing back-to-back championships.
Sheridan’s first season behind the wheel of a Sprint Car in 2019 resulted in three feature victories with a total of 10 top-5s in 13 starts for an unlikely title run that immediately positioned the Mount Brydges, ON native as a prospect worthy of notice.
“You could sit me in a room with a pen and paper and all of the time in the world and I really don’t think I could sketch out a better rookie season for us,” explains the teenager with a laugh.
“I was brand new to this deal when we came into last season and there’s no question I made a lot of mistakes along the way,” adds Sheridan. “But we rolled with it and made the right adjustments at the right times to make sure we were getting the most out of every race night. It’s an incredible experience to be able to reflect back on.”
As he readies for a second push towards an Ohsweken Speedway championship, Sheridan has an added appreciation for the difference-maker that consistent finishes can represent when all is said and done.
“I’m grateful for the wins we put together last season but I’m even more thankful for the few nights that we were able to pull out of the fire when everything wasn’t working the way we needed it to,” offers Sheridan.
“The top-5 finishes are what really made the difference between us winning a championship and coming home with nothing. That’s exactly what we need to remember for our championship defense. If we can’t be consistent from one night to the next, we don’t stand much of a chance.”
With a year’s worth of experience and growth as a competitor, Sheridan is more ready than ever to reassert himself as one of the most interesting prospects on the entire Ohsweken Speedway roster.
“We want to come back stronger than we were in 2019 and race for another championship,” says Sheridan. “Even though I’m the defending champion, I still see myself as an unfinished product. I know I have a long way to go still.”
“The goal is, obviously, to compete for as many wins as possible. That’s what were there to do every single Friday. But, I know that, more important than anything, we have to make sure we’re in the mix for podium finishes every single night.”
“Every time we come off the trailer we’ll be aiming for a top-3 finish,” continues Sheridan. We want to leave this season with the same championship that we came in with. Becoming a two-time champion sounds amazing.”