NEW HAMBURG, ON- Former Karting standout Jerrid Morphy entered his first season of competition with the Canadian Vintage Modifieds well aware of the level of talent he would be up against on a weekly basis. So far, the driver of the Young Drivers of Canada No. 14 has shown continuous improvement in his initial foray into oval racing.
“I feel like I’m back in school again”, smiles Morphy when asked about the first half of his 2014 Rookie season. “Every time we unload at a speedway, it feels as though we’re picking up new information and learning from those around us”
“The [Canadian Vintage Modified] club is full of such phenomenal talent, it’s tough not to learn a thing or two when you spend time around these guys”
Morphy recently returned to the club after a one-race hiatus, putting together a strong run in his first visit to Sauble Speedway.
“I hated missing our race at Sunset, but we weren’t able to make it due to a scheduling conflict”, explains Morphy, “it felt incredible getting back behind the wheel. Sauble is an awesome facility. I had never so much as seen a race there, so we spent the bulk of the day familiarizing ourselves with the track and fine tuning the best possible setup to attack the feature with”
Morphy earned a 4th place finish in his qualifying heat race, before racing to a 13th place result in the feature event.
“This team works their guts out to give us a competitive piece every week”, says Morphy with a smile. “This chassis is phenomenal. There’s no questioning our equipment, I think the driver just needs to catch up to the car”
Jerrid Morphy Racing will be back in action with the Canadian Vintage Modified Tour at Flamboro Speedway on July 19th, for Round 6 of the 2014 schedule.
“Flamboro [Speedway] is a tough track to figure out”, admits Morphy, “I think we just need more seat time. I’m excited to get back there to try and find a better approach. July 19th will be our third start at Flamboro, and if we can put together a better run than we have in our last two, I’ll be a happy guy”
Jerrid Morphy Racing’s 2014 efforts are made possible thanks 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 prepares for his return to Flamboro Speedway and follow Jerrid on Twitter @MorphyRacing.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)