OWEN SOUND, ON – Sauble Speedway rising star Zac Sprung turned in a solid sophomore season in 2017. The first-generation racer earned his first ever heat race win in addition to a number of top-5 finishes in feature competition.
“When things were good they were really good this season,” says Sprung. “We were able to make some huge strides from end of the year to the other. There were a lot of nights in the shop spent making this car better and every single one of them was worth it. We couldn’t be happier.”
With a roster as varied as any in the province, Sauble’s Thunder Car division has turned heads in recent seasons, and Sprung credits the depth of talent for pushing his family-run operation on a weekly basis.
“I think the Sauble [Speedway] Thunder Car division is in a really good place right now,” explains the up-and-comer. “We have an exciting roster. There isn’t a driver in the pits that isn’t going to make you work hard to beat them. It’s a battle every Saturday and it absolutely makes you better.”
Looking ahead to 2018, Sprung hints that his team is ready to take aim at what they hope will be a breakout campaign back at Sauble.
“We were proud to run in the top-5 this season but we know that we’re going to expect more of ourselves in 2018,” says Sprung. “I want to make sure that we keep growing as a team. The only way that can happen is if we push ourselves every time we leave the shop.”
“I want us to contend with guys like Zach [Casemore] and Jake [Zevenbergen],” adds the Owen Sound, ON racer. “We can get there. I know we can. The car’s in the shop right now being stripped so we can improve it for opening night. We’re not going to stop working until we can race for wins every Saturday.”