Streaking Jake Sheridan Energized for Flamboro Frostoberfest Weekend

Jake Sheridan

MOUNT BRYDGES, ON – After an impressive victory in Delaware Speedway’s inaugural Icemaker 100 last Saturday, second-generation racer Jake Sheridan will next head to Flamboro Speedway this weekend for the final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown as part of the speedway’s annual Frostoberfest weekend.

“Our team is always pushing ourselves to improve on our last race – but we’re definitely excited to unload this weekend with some momentum,” says Sheridan in reference to last Saturday’s triumph. “I’ve been real happy with our stuff for the entire second half of the season but right now it feels better than ever.”

“This (Pro Late Model) division never stops changing and improving,” continues the second-generation racer. “Every single team – whether they’re out on tour or racing weekly – is just working constantly to improve their programs and stay ahead of the curve. Nothing ever stays the same for very long. You can’t get lazy for a minute.”

The Mount Brydges, ON native is looking forward to the challenges associated with Flamboro’s veteran-heavy roster, as he looks to add his name to the list of past Grisdale Triple Crown event winners.

“This Sunday we’re going to be racing with teams that I’ve been watching for as long as I can remember,” smiles Sheridan. “I watched some of these guys and just hoped that I could be there one day. I hoped that I’d be on their level.”

“It’s a real humbling feeling to be able to pull into a pit area at a race like Frostoberfest and know that we have a package that can compete against anybody there,” continues the teenager. “It hasn’t happened by accident, I promise you. We’ve put a ton of time and effort into this program to build it up to where it is right now. It’s not something I’ll ever take for granted.”

On the topic of possible strategies for Sunday, Sheridan knows that a strong performance in qualifying will have a direct impact on how the rest of his afternoon will play out. From there, patience will be the word of the day as he seeks to navigate Flamboro’s notoriously demanding bullring.

“Any good night at Flamboro starts with a good run in time trials,” offers Sheridan. “It’s just not the track that you want to come from the back of the field at. You’re opening yourself up for headaches if that happens.”

“We just have to stay patient,” continues the former Delaware Speedway Super Stock champion. “Once we all start to settle in we’ll start looking for holes. This is an event that’s had some craziness in the past – so I might catch myself holding my breath until halfway. But, once we find our rhythm, I know that we’re going to have something that can contend.”