NEW HAMBURG, ON- Karting graduate Jerrid Morphy continues to improve in his appearances with the Canadian Vintage Modifieds, and as the season enters its later stages – and the battle for the 2014 Rookie of the Year title intensifies – Morphy is becoming more comfortable with each passing week.
“The initial jump to the Vintage Mods was a huge shock to my system”, explains the personable rookie. “Oval racing – especially in these types of cars – is so much different from virtually everything I’ve learned in Karting. It took a lot of getting used to. But, we’re 6 races deep now, and it’s feeling more natural every time we hit the track”
Morphy’s learning curve has been a team effort, as he has brought a number of friends from his Karting days to aide with pit-side support at Canadian Vintage Modified events.
“It’s been an awesome experience”, smiles Morphy, “my team is learning on the fly just as much as I am. We’re taking in a whole bunch of new information every week. We’re getting better all the time and we’re having an absolute blast doing it”
The Morphy Racing representative is coming off of a 13th place finish in Round 8 of the series at Flamboro Speedway on August 2nd, which vaulted him into the lead in the battle for the 2014 Rookie of the Year.
“Flamboro was an awesome run for us”, says Morphy. “A top-15 finish there is a big deal, because that’s the speedway that gave us the most amount of trouble when we first started out. It’s a tricky place to get ahold of, but the fact that our finishes are improving tell us that we’re heading in the right direction”
“I would love nothing more than to win the Rookie title. It’s been an awesome battle so far. We’re only 3 points ahead, so we definitely can’t relax too much. A few more top-10 finishes would put us in excellent shape”
Jerrid and team will return to Flamboro Speedway on August 16th for Round 9 of the series. Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.FlamboroSpeedway.net.
Jerrid Morphy Racing is powered by Young Drivers of Canada, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca, Steve Lyons of Creative Edge Signs & Graphics and Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers.
Visit the team’s Jerrid Morphy Racing page on Facebook for behind-the-scenes photos and updates as Jerrid continues his run towards the Rookie of the Year title at Flamboro Speedway and follow Jerrid on Twitter @MorphyRacing.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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