NEW HAMBURG, ON- Former Waterloo Regional Kart Club champion Jerrid Morphy has spent the entirety of the off-season prepping his newly acquired Canadian Vintage Modified chassis. The 11-year veteran has planned a full schedule with the Flamboro-based tour, moving from Karting to full-sized competition for the first time.
“The uniqueness of these cars have always caught my eye”, explains Morphy when asked what drew him to the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about the club, they always put on a great show on Saturday nights. This is definitely the right fit for my whole program”.
Morphy’s Karting credentials are unquestioned. A solid 11-year tenure that began in 2001 taught Morphy the highs and lows of competition, and after a headline-grabbing campaign in 2013, he felt it was time to take the next step in his motorsports career.
“2013 was a dream season for us in so many ways. We won the Masters Division championship, earned the Most Improved award and were awarded Most Sportsmanlike and Best Appearing. It was a career year”.
Despite his successful Karting background, Morphy is prepared for a steep learning curve in his freshman year with the CVMs.
“I can’t wait to hit the track and start figuring this new car out”, beams Morphy. “It’s going to be completely different from anything I’ve raced before, that’s what’s so exciting! There are so many talented drivers on this tour, it’s going to be a privilege to race with them. Our goal, as a team, is to learn as much as possible this season”.
“We’re excited to travel across the province”, continues Morphy. “I’m quite familiar with Flamboro, I love the facility, but I’m excited to race at new facilities. I’ve never competed at Sunset, Sauble or Delaware. Hitting those speedways for the first time will definitely be a highlight of our season”.
Jerrid recently unveiled his new-look ride at Toronto’s MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck Show, and was quick to credit his sponsors and supporters for the sharp looking ride.
“None of this would be possible without Young Drivers of Canada. They’ve been with me all the way through Karting, so bringing them onboard our new car was phenomenal. I also have to thank Steve Lyons of Creative Edge Signs & Graphics and Ron Easton of Oakville Trailers”.
Jerrid has launched a brand new ‘Morphy Racing’ page on Facebook to help fans stay up to date all season long, and can also be found on Twitter @MorphyRacing.
Morphy, along with the rest of the Canadian Vintage Modifieds, will hit the track for the first time in 2014 in Round 1 of the tour at Flamboro Speedway on May 17th.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)