@OSCAARRacing • With five heat wins and five top-fives, Paul Draganoc had an impressive season en route to finishing seventh in points.
Draganoc proved that he had speed, no matter the track that he went to across the schedule, as noted by having scored a top-five at four different tracks on the schedule. However, in some cases, he didn’t get the result that he deserved as a result of issues plaguing his run.
Notably, the second half of the season isn’t something that Draganoc would like to remember. From Sauble Speedway on July 25 to Sunset Speedway at the end of September, Draganoc would have five finishes outside of the top-10. However, there was a highlight – a fourth at Flamboro Speedway at the end of August.
Before that stretch of bad luck, Draganoc was part of the championship discussion, leading the standings at times in the first two months of the schedule. There were even some nights along the way that he was the series’ top qualifier on the night, but would just come up short in the feature.
If there’s one track that presented Draganoc the most heartbreak during this period – Peterborough Speedway. On May 23 and on July 18, Draganoc would finish in the runner-up spot behind race winner Jamie Bound. In May, it seemed that Draganoc had the right set-up under his No. 18 RPM Engines entry to beat Bound as he’d challenge for the lead, but it wasn’t enough when the checkered flag fell.
Draganoc would also experience success during his 2015 campaign at Full Throttle Motor Speedway and Sunset Speedway during the first half of the season. Full Throttle’ bull-ring would result in Draganoc scoring a fourth place finish, while Draganoc would finish fifth at Sunset Speedway a couple weeks later.
Perhaps the lingering thought is what could’ve been without those issues in the second half of the season. Though regardless, the Queensville, Ontario native can be proud of the season that he had in his 15th year of racing.
By: Ashley McCubbin