LEFROY, ON – With the memory of a nightmare 2017 season still fresh in his mind, Super Late Model veteran Roy Passer is looking forward to hitting the reset button in 2018 and returning to competition with a versatile schedule that’s likely to take his Jenco Equipment-backed outfit across Ontario throughout the Summer.
“We haven’t had a season that aggravating in a long time,” says Passer when asked of 2017. “It just never really got going for us. It was one thing after another after another. Then, before you know it, it’s October and you’re sitting in the shop thinking about what you need to do to get ready for next season. It was a lost year for us. If we didn’t have bad luck, we wouldn’t have had any at all.”
The bad luck in question was a seemingly endless array of motor issues that left Passer sidelined for most of the 2017 season, resulting in the Lefroy, ON racer ending his campaign without a podium finish for the first time in several years.
“Our motor program has been real good for a long time – but we just couldn’t seem to catch a break last year,” offers the longtime Super Late Model regular. “We went back to the drawing board on a lot over the off-season, and I’m confident that we’re ready to rebound.”
And, while Passer is not yet ready to confirm wether or not his team has plans to chase the inaugural Ontario Super Late Model Series championship, it remains clear that Passer’s familiar No. 27 will be a frequent visitor to speedways across Ontario.
“We might chase the points and we might not,” Stats Passer. “Right now, our goal is to get back to the track and race as often as we can. It bothered me to sit on the sidelines last season, and I’m definitely ready to make up for lost time. We’re ready to race and we’re ready to contend – so opening night can’t come soon enough.”