INNISFIL, ON- ‘Livewire’ Nick Goetz showed no signs of rust after a long off-season, managing a head-turning performance in Sunset Speedway’s first ever Spring Derby 100 presented by Great Lakes Concrete.
“Tonight was the most fun I’ve ever had in a race car”, exclaimed Goetz immediately following the 100-lap event. “This team has worked virtually nonstop on this car all off-season, and to see it pay off immediately is just incredible”
The event marked the debut of Goetz’s brand new McColl Racing Enterprises chassis, after months of preparations.
“We were a little worried that we would have to work some of the bugs out of the new car, but so far, so good”, said Goetz. “Our run tonight gives us a great base to work with heading into the season”
The Port Elgin, ON ran within the top-7 for much of the event, displaying a smoothness and maturity far beyond his three seasons of experience.
“Our team gave me a phenomenal car, it was fast right out of the box. We were able to run well within the top-10 without even pushing it hard. We had alot left for a final push”.
Unfortunately, contact with another competitor led to Goetz restarting at the tail end of the field with less than 20 laps remaining. Despite the setback, ‘Livewire’ still managed to scrape his way back to a 12th place finish.
“We came on hard at the end and just ran out of time. Ten more laps and we would have had a top-10, who knows where we would have ended up without being spun”.
Nick Goetz’s NG Motorsports team will return to action this Saturday at Sunset Speedway, for the APC 100 Pro Late Model invitational.
Nick Goetz pilots a McColl Racing Enterprises chassis, with marketing support from Lake Huron Rod & Gun, Mondo Car Wash, The Auto Spa, Shoreline Beacon, Kincardine News, The Ticket Line, Austin Graphics, Van Dolders Windows & Doors, TA Stewart & Son and Great Lakes Concrete.
Fans can follow Nick on Twitter @NGMotorsports24.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)