SAUBLE BEACH, ON – 2017 Sauble Speedway Thunder Car champion Zack Casemore will return to fulltime competition in 2018, intent on doubling down and defending the division title he captured during a career-year that led to the first-generation racer establishing himself as one of the most interesting prospects in the wildly talented class.
“I think that our team has the same chance of winning a championship as any of the top guys on the roster,” says Casemore. “We know that what we accomplished in 2017 wasn’t a fluke. We can do it again. And that’s most definitely our goal coming into this season.”
“Last year was the best we’ve ever had – but there are some improvements that we know we need to make,” adds the rising star. “I think I’ve just started to scratch the surface of how good I can be as a driver. I have a long way to go – but I know that I’m going to get there.”
After a hard-fought campaign last season, Casemore knows that his work will be cut out for him when he returns to Sauble in May – as the speedway’s Thunder Car division promises to be every bit as competitive in 2018.
“That roster isn’t going to get any easier,” insists the front runner. “It’s tough. And we think it’s going to get even tougher. It’s going to take a flawless season to even be in the running for a championship. But – we have the team to do it. We’re not just showing up to run second all year.”
In addition to Casemore’s commitment to chasing a second consecutive Sauble Speedway weekly championship, the Sauble Beach, ON racer also plans on completing the entirety of the Sauble Speedway/Sunset Speedway ‘Great Lakes Concrete Thunder Car Series’.
“Those three races at Sunset might be the biggest challenge we have in front of us all season,” admits Casemore. “We just really don’t have a lot of laps around that place. We’ll be giving up a whole lot of experience to the teams we’re out there with.”
“We just need to keep learning on the job,” continues Casemore. “There’s no magic formula. We’ve worked our way through everything that’s been laid in front of us so far – and that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”