OWEN SOUND, ON – After a 2017 campaign spent dedicated to establishing his family-run team’s place in Sauble Speedway’s crowded Thunder Car division, rising star Zac Sprung is counting the days until the kickstart to the 2018 season.
“I think we’re ready to break out in a big way,” says Sprung. “We were consistent with our improvement every night last Summer. Every time we had the car off the trailer it felt like we were getting better. I can’t wait to get back to work and show the rest of this division how far we’ve come over the offseason.”
With a healthy mix of young upstarts and accomplished veterans dotting the Sauble roster, Sprung knows his team will be forced to work right from the drop of the first green flag if they hope to be in the mix at the end of the year.
“With how jam-packed with talent this roster is you really can’t have a bad night,” explains the up-and-comer. “It’s just a luxury that we don’t have. It’s a pretty short schedule and there are a lot of teams here that take their programs real serious.”
“If you want to be anywhere near the top of the standings when things really start to count – then you need to put together as close to a perfect season as you can.”
And despite crediting Sauble’s present roster depth, Sprung maintains that his 2018 will still be the best of his young career.
“Believe me – we aren’t afraid to do the work that we need to,” insists Sprung. “I’m not ready to accept anything less than a career year. We were real close to a breakthrough last season and I know that if we keep at it that the results are going to come.”
“This is one of the best divisions in the province, but we aren’t going to stop until we get where we need to be. I can’t wait to get started.”