COOKSTOWN, ON- Three time Ontario Legends Series champion Nick Ledson will team with 2014 Sunset Speedway champion Dwayne Baker to make his second career Late Model start this weekend at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity 250.
“This is a huge opportunity to pick up a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time,” explains Ledson. “Late Model racing is something we’re looking to pursue in a more permanent role next season, and working with Dwayne, Kyle and their team for an entire weekend is going to help us get up to speed in a hurry. The Velocity 250 is going to be like going to school for us”
The 75-lap event is likely to pit Ledson against the elite of Ontario’s Ltd. Late Model landscape, with provincial standouts Jason Parker, Taylor Holdaway, Josh Stade and Gord Shepherd having already confirmed their entries.
“You’re only ever as good as your competition, so this weekend should give us an excellent idea of what it takes to compete at this level,” says the well-spoken 19-year old. “Everyone knows about this event and the quality of teams that it draws. It’s going to be awesome to be a part of it. This is something we’ve been trying to set up for a long time, and I couldn’t be more excited that we’re finally only days away from it”
The Cookstown, ON native recently sewed up his third straight Ontario Legends Series championship, and immediately celebrated by tallying an unsanctioned victory at Grand Bend Speedway on September 12th.
“We’ve had an awesome year, and a strong run in our Velocity debut would just make it even better,” says Ledson. “I’m incredibly proud of our Legends program and what we’ve been able to accomplish, but it’s time to move on to something new, and I can’t wait to get started on our Late Model plans for 2016. Dwayne has been the man to beat at Sunset for a couple years now, and he’s exactly the kind of guy I want in my corner while I try to figure these cars out”
Ledson last appeared behind the wheel of a Ltd. Late Model in a 75-lap invitational at Sunset Speedway in July 2014. This weekend, he hopes to draw on his experiences to acclimate himself quickly to his new surroundings.
“I was comfortable when I had the chance to run a Late Model last July, and I’m hoping to just pick up where I left off. The benefits of a two-day event mean that I have a little extra time to get familiar with the car and get myself up to speed. By the time we’re rolling to the grid for the A Main on Sunday, I’m sure we’ll be ready.”
For additional information on this weekend’s event, visit www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)