BRAMPTON, ON (April 24, 2017)- – Approaching his sophomore effort in Sunset Speedway’s headline NASCAR Late Model division, third-generation star Lane Zardo appears more than ready to leave his mark on one of the province’s most talent-laden weekly rosters.
“We all believe that we can be a threat to win every single night,” says Zardo in reference to his family-run team. “That’s always been the goal. From the first weeks of Mini Stock to our first weeks with the [Limited] Late Model, our focus has always been on getting to the front and doing what we need to do to be a factor.”
The former Super Stock division champion will once again tackle the full Sunset Speedway schedule alongside his teammate and brother Billy Zardo – with both ‘Z Team’ representatives intent on capturing career years.
“I couldn’t ever ask for a better teammate,” smiles the third-generation racer. “I don’t think being here every Saturday would be nearly as fun if I wasn’t racing with Billy. Focusing on his car and making sure he gets a good start is as important to me as grinding away on my own setup.”
“This has always been something we’ve done as a team,” adds Zardo. “We’ve got so many new ideas and we’re all excited to start throwing things at these cars to see what works.”
After earning his first career division win during last season’s rookie campaign, Zardo enters 2017 with a push towards the Sunset title in his crosshairs.
“I have every intention of racing for a championship this season,” says Zardo confidently. “This is one of the best weekly fields in North America, so getting to the top of those standings and staying there isn’t easy. But I think we have the combination here to make it happen.”
“We just need a good start to the season,” continues ‘The Thrillbilly’. “You can’t dig yourself a hole here or else it’s really tough to pull yourself out. If we can put up some consistent numbers to start the season, these other teams are most definitely going to know we’re here.”
Lane Zardo’s 2017 season is presented by Holmes on Homes, National Exhaust, Round One Transport, Shelby Roofing, Better Contracting, Triple M Metal, Epic Racewear and Cabral Racing Promotions.