QUEENSVILLE, ON- Fresh off of a win at Sunset Speedway on September 5th, Late Model veteran Jason ‘Bam Bam’ Witty will enter this evening’s 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series finale intent on closing out his 2015 season in victory lane.
Perhaps even more compelling than the season finale is that September 12th could very well mark Witty’s final night as a member of the Sunset Speedway roster. With a possible retirement looming, the Queensville, ON native insists he’s remaining focused at the task in front of him.
“From the moment we started racing – every step of the way – I’ve concentrated on this deal just one race at a time,” shrugs Witty with his trademark smile.
“I’m not worried about where we’re headed with this, or how many races we have left together as a team. When I roll into the pits this afternoon, all I’ll be focused on is how to get the very most out of our car”
‘Bam Bam’ logged his third win of the season one week ago, and hopes to remain within the top-3 in tonight’s extended-distance event.
“We’ve been good all season, and we’ve been getting better every week,” notes Witty. “The gap within the top-5 is getting a little smaller every Saturday. That was evident last weekend and I think you’re going to see even more of that tonight”
“We’re all walking that razor’s edge these days – and I think there are at least 10 cars that could win this race tonight without anyone being surprised at all. Everyone’s programs are working as well as they have all season,” adds the veteran. “I think it’s going to be incredibly close for 75 straight laps. The fans are in for a show – without question”
A veteran of extended-distance competition, Witty knows that equipment preservation will likely play a major role as the race works its way into the later stages.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to win a few of these longer races in the past, so I don’t think coming up with the right strategy will be a problem,” offers the perennial contender.
“If we can keep the right rear on it, we’ll be just fine. These built motors almost try to trick you into using your stuff up early – we just gotta be mindful of that and show a little restraint. We have phenomenal equipment, and we know that if we take care of it, it will take care of us.”
Visit www.SunsetSpeedway.ca for details on tonight’s 75-lap championship finale.
Jason Witty’s Sunset Speedway season is made possible thanks to the continued support of R&W Equipment, Queensville Sod, Carrot Express, Matco Tools, Speedy Auto Machine and LaRues Haulage.
Fans can keep up with ‘Bam Bam’ and the rest of the team by visiting the brand new Jason Witty Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)