After boasting car counts of nearly 30 competitors at each of their Sunset events in 2016, series officials expect a full field of some of the best scale-car racers in Ontario. One of whom will be reigning and defending champion Jody Bound.
“In my honest opinion – there isn’t a tour or a series like this one anywhere in Ontario,” says Bound. “I’m honoured to be able to call myself it’s champion. This roster is the biggest test I’ve ever had as a competitor. There’s parity here unlike anywhere else”.
“Each and every week is tougher than the last,” adds the veteran. “If you have a Midget – this is the series you want to race with. There is no comparable”.
For series co-creator Robin McLean, the 2016 Outlaw Midget season was one of unexpected growth in the face of adversity.
“It’s incredible that we’ve all come together to build something this successful in such a short amount of time,” beams McLean. “It’s been a labour of love. A lot of work. But I don’t think any of us would go back and change a thing”.
“It’s truly a group effort. It isn’t possible to keep this rolling with each and every driver, team member and sponsor. I think we’re all excited to be a part of it for another year”.
Series standout Dave Bradley will also return to the series with a family-owned effort he shares with brother Mike Bradley. After a breakout 2016 season, the Toronto, ON native Bradley expects an even tougher challenge.
“This series has been founded on stout competition – and I can’t see that changing anytime soon,” smiles Bradley. “As much work as every team has done over the winter – I know we’re going to be in tough against this roster”.
“But we’ve done our homework – and we’re looking forward to putting on a show”.