ALCONA, ON – After racing only sporadically during the 2018 season, Super Late Model mainstay Roy Passer will look to change things up a bit in 2019.
The Alcona, ON native plans to enter his familiar Jenco Equipment No. 27 in each round of the second-year Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Series tour by splitting the driving duties with his nephew – Brandon Passer.
“We’re going to do something a little different this season and see if we can’t have a little fun with it,” explains Passer. “There’s been a ton of work put into our equipment over the off-season and I know that we’re ready to run up front with this car no matter what speedway we unload it at or which one of us is driving it.”
When asked about his decision to divide seat time between himself and his nephew, Passer seems excited at the prospect of introducing the current Super Stock standout to a style of racing that has been so prevalent for the Passer family over the course of the last three decades.
“It’s almost like a right of passage in our family to end up in one of these (Super Late Models),” jokes the affable veteran. “Brandon has shown so much talent in just about every car he’s ever driven that I really believe he’ll be able to pick up on Super Late Model racing fairly quickly.”
“There’s a real good chance that he can end up being the future of this division,” continues Passer. “I’m looking forward to showing him the ropes and I’ll be along for the ride to try to guide him and help him with anything that he needs.”
And, while his 2018 season was cut short by mechanical issues, Passer is confident that the 2019 campaign will be much more auspicious for the No. 27 team.
“If you hang around this sport long enough then you’ll absolutely have a year like we had (in 2018),” said Passer. “We had motor problems right from the start of the season and they followed us all the way through the summer. It is what it is.”
“There’s no sense in complaining about it and you definitely can’t let it beat you up,” continues the former event winner. “We have a great team and a really good race car and I’m really looking forward to putting some good runs back on our resume. We’re leaving the bad luck behind this year.”