LEDUC, AB – After having burst onto Canada’s Super Late Model scene with a Wyant Group Raceway track championship last season, second-generation standout Tyler Emond is ready to return to action with a strong follow-up in 2019.
“Winning a track championship at 15 was definitely a highlight I didn’t think I’d ever have,” smiles Emond. “We worked our hearts out last season to have the results that we did. It was huge for our team. I feel like we most definitely turned some heads (in 2018) and I’m excited for the chance to prove that it wasn’t a fluke.”
The Alberta-native has an ambitious schedule planned for 2019, including a return to WGR’s Super Late Model division, in addition to select appearances with the Western Speed Association Championship Series – after having finished 2nd in the 2018 tour standings- as well as a cross-country pilgrimage to Ontario’s Jukasa Motor Speedway for the $75,000-to-win Canadian Short Track Nationals.
“This is going to be the biggest year of my life – no question,” says Emond. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with my team and take our game to an entirely new level. We laid the groundwork last season to show people that we’re a program to keep an eye on and now’s our chance to double-down on that.”
“Jukasa is the place that everyone in the country is talking about right now, so I’m real excited to get there and test myself against some of the best Late Model racers in the world,” continues the well-spoken teenager. “That race on its own comes with a ton of pressure but I believe with everything in me that our team can handle it. We’re ready to prove how good we are.”
As he heads toward his highly anticipated 2019 season, Tyler credits his father – former Late Model standout Trevor Emond – for mentoring him and guiding his career to the point of a breakout campaign.
“None of this would be possible without my Dad,” says Emond. “He stepped away from his own program to help me build mine and I’m not sure how I could ever thank him enough for that.”
“My Dad’s taught me just about everything I know about racing. We finished on the podium in every single one of our races last year and I know how proud that made him. I can’t wait to get back on the road with him this season and see how much better we can make our team.”
Support for Tyler Emond’s family-run effort is provided by Alco Inc., Alco Roughneck System, Hitchworks Auto Service, Clark Construction, High Roller Energy Drink and Sledgehammers Apparel.