INNISFIL, ON- Ransomville Speedway 358-Modified point leader Ryan Susice will make his second appearance for car owner Jerrid Morphy when the Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midgets return to Sunset Speedway tonight.
The New York-based driver made his TQ Can-Am Midget debut last weekend, wheeling Morphy’s No. 18 to a podium finish at Grand Bend Speedway.
“Bill Pippard and Jerrid [Morphy] set this deal up for us to get more experience for the winter indoor season,” explains Susice on his burgeoning partnership with Morphy Racing. “We ran very well in these style of cars last Winter, and putting together a few events through the Summer should give us a little better feel for the cars”
“I didn’t have any asphalt experience outside of a Go-Kart before last weekend,” continues Susice. “But between my Karting experience and my [TQ Midget] Indoor Racing experience, we were able to get things figured out and ended up with a really good day at Grand Bend”
When asked about the scouting report entering Sunset Speedway’s Twin-25s this evening, Susice admits much of his learning will be on the fly.
“I’ve watched a ton of Mack Deman’s on-board videos, but that’s about it,” laughs the Dirt Modified superstar. “Sunset is obviously quite a bit bigger than Grand Bend, so we’ll need to keep the car nice and straight to keep the momentum up”
“Corner speed equals straightaway speed, so the smoother we can get – the faster the car will be. We struggled early on at Grand Bend to get the car tightened up for me, but later in the day we had it working really well. Hopefully we can utilize what we learned last weekend to get the car working well right out of the box”
Susice also made sure to note the confidence he has in Morphy Racing’s equipment, as they look to do battle tonight with former Sunset Speedway winners Mack Deman and Ryan Fraser.
“I’m more than confident that this car is capable of winning,” insists the well-spoken standout. “It’s had such a winning past with several drivers both indoors and out. [Chassis Manufacturer] Mark Laffler builds fantastic race cars. The Morphy Racing crew was great at Grand Bend, and now that we have a race under our belts together, I’m sure we’ll gel even better at Sunset”
“I think we can get it done tonight, as long as I can adjust to the track and get comfortable. The Can-Am Series has a ton of extremely talented drivers, so to think we’re going to waltz in there and walk away with it is crazy. If the day unfolds the way we need it to, and we have a little luck fall our way, we could be in a very good spot by the time it’s all said and done.”
Ryan Susice’s Morphy Racing-owned Laffler is sponsored by Young Drivers of Canada, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca and Pippard Racing Engines.
To learn more about the team, visit the Jerrid Morphy Racing page on Facebook and be sure to follow along on Twitter @MorphyRacing.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)