APRIL 06, 2020)- After getting his feet wet in midget competition the past year, Josh Inglis is ready to tackle the challenge of suspension with the OSCAAR Pro Sprints.
“Going into the 2020 season, we’re hoping to learn a lot, have some fun, and hopefully be competitive,” Josh Inglis.
Car owner Sean Lazary echoed the thoughts of his driver, feeling that they’ve put together a strong program for a successful 2020 campaign. However, they recognize it will be a learning curve process in getting to the front.
“SL Motorsports with our driver Josh Inglis has plans to run a pro late model program at some point in the future,” Lazary commented. “So the learning curve with suspension will help getting us there.”
Entering the season, Inglis says their goals are to learn as much as they can, while learning set-up and how to make adjustments as necessary.
“Our team goals are the same now as they were at the end of 2019 – to win,” Lazary added. “We want to win Rookie of the Year and compete for a championship.”
Even with their goals set high, the team recognizes the competition they’re up against.
“Competition level of the pro sprint is high a lot of good teams and drivers in the series,” Lazary commented. “We know what we got to do to compete and run up front. And that what we plan on doing.”
“There will be a lot of guys with more experience than us so the competition is going to be tough but I think we’re going to be okay and be competitive and give them a run,” Inglis added. “The current state looking at it from last year need to get more people wanting to get into the club so it can grow.”
As they look to tour the province with the tour, both car owner and driver are excited to get to Peterborough Speedway, as Lazary citing past success that they’ve had there.
“We’re always looking forward to Peterborough as that’s my favourite track and I love racing there but we’re excited to just get back to the track,” Inglis said.
With the experience that he has gained to date, Inglis says the best advice for the next generation of racers is to get as many practice laps as you can to get comfortable with the car.
“Then start making changes, but you gotta get use to how these cars work first because there isn’t any suspension so there’s only so much you can do,” he explained. “With having no suspension, you feel every little bump and some tracks are very rough and will throw you around so the best thing to do is get as much seat time as you can and just learn the car. It’s worth it in the end.”
By: Ashley McCubbin