NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL- After 7 nights of Super Late Model racing that were not without their challenges, both on track and off, Edmonton’s Denver Foran is ready for the next step in his racing career.
‘We struggled quite a bit in the first few nights of the World Series’, explained Foran. ‘That put his behind the eight ball as far as the championship points were concerned’.
Foran’s team debuted a brand new Lefthander by Shear chassis at the World Series mini-season, and were unable to find a setup combination that worked for the car in the first 3 nights of competition.
‘There are going to be stutter steps any time you debut a new piece’, reasoned Foran. ‘We raced our backup car for the bulk of the week, but logged quite a few practice laps on the new car and ended up learning quite a bit’.
Off the strength of two top-10 finishes, Denver placed 12th overall in the overall mini-season points championship.
‘We entered the World Series intent on competing for a championship’, explained the 17-year old. ‘But when you look at the caliber of competition we were racing every night, I don’t think 12th place is anything to be ashamed of’.
With New Smyrna Speedway now in his rearview, Foran is ready to focus on the rest of his very busy 2014 schedule.
‘We’re going to base our whole operation in the Southeastern United States this season’, said Foran. ‘The talent in this area is off the charts. We know we’re going to learn a lot racing with these types of drivers night in and night out’.
After earning the 2013 Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model championship, Foran is more focused on running an ‘outlaw’ schedule in 2014.
‘We’re going to travel around the Southeast and pick and choose what races we enter’, confirmed the Jeff Fultz-protégé. ‘The plan is to compete in as many Southern Super Series races as we can. And focus mainly on the big shows in the region, like the Snowball Derby’.
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By Spencer Lewis