INNISFIL, ON- ‘Livewire’ Nick Goetz wasted little time breaking in his brand new McColl Racing Enterprises Pro Late Model, as he rocketed to the top of the practice charts in May 22nd’s open shakedown session at Sunset Speedway.
“I can’t even describe how pleased we are with this program,” beamed Goetz after practice.
“To have a car respond this well right out of the box is amazing. I can’t credit Rick McColl enough. Working with him this season has been a huge game changer for us”
After finishing Friday’s open session at the top of the charts – Goetz will now set his sights on a strong qualifying run for May 23rd’s season opener.
“All the fast laps we laid down tonight won’t matter tomorrow if we can’t rip off a quick time in qualifying,” noted Goetz. “We’ve already set fast time at Sunset in weekly competition – so I’m confident that we can put ourselves in the show tomorrow”
“With the amount of top-tier talent that’s coming out for this event – it’s evident that starting position is going to play a huge role in the feature. With everyone running within a few tenths of a second of one another, if you end up starting deep in the field it’s going to be awfully tough to make your way to the front”
The Southampton, ON driver will enter Saturday’s 100-lap event in search of his second victory of the season, after visiting victory lane in Sunset Speedway weekly competition on May 9th.
“We’ve already had a fantastic start to the season, if we could add a strong run with the APC Series it would mean the world to me,” explained Goetz.
“This whole team has put their hearts and souls into these cars, and to see our effort start to pay off is an awesome feeling. As good as we’ve been the last few weeks, I sincerely think we have an excellent chance at giving these guys a run for their money this weekend.”
Marketing support for Nick Goetz’s 2015 season will come from Lake Huron Rod & Gun, Mondo Car Wash, Boston Pizza, Super 8 Motel, Lord Elgin Fish & Chips, Rosner’s Service Centre, Roberto’s Pizzeria, Great Lakes Concrete, Austin Graphics and ImageWraps.ca.
Fans can stay up to date with Nick and the NG Motorsports at the official Nick Goetz Racing page on Facebook or on Twitter @NGMotorsports24.
Details for Saturday’s event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)