CRAIGHURST, ON- Sunset Speedway veteran Sean Cronan will enter Thursday, September 18th’s Canadian Limited Late Model Championship in search of his second victory of the 2014 season.
The 2011 Sunset Speedway Summer Shoot Out Series champion has turned heads in recent weeks, and feels as though his time is now to move up the Limited Late Model hierarchy.
“This team is ready to take down some big wins”, offers Cronan. “My guys work so hard on this car. Our equipment is up to snuff and working the way we need it to, and now’s the time to put it all together and make some trips to victory lane”
“I feel as though I’m as good as I’ve ever been right now”, continues the Craighurst, ON driver. “It’s taken a lot of work to be able to run with the guys that race here every week, but we’re here now. Racing’s a game of inches in so many ways. And none of this happened overnight. But, I trust in my skillset now more than ever, and I’m ready to start contending for some big wins”
Cronan will get the opportunity to throw his name in the ring against elite-level competition this Thursday, September 18th, in the inaugural 125-lap $3000-to-win Canadian Limited Late Model Championship.
Entries have been received from across Ontario, though Cronan feels as though Sunset Speedway will always favour the weekly competitors.
“Sunset is not an easy track to get the hang of, and that’s compounded by the class of talent you have to race against here”, explains Cronan. “The best of the best are here on a weekly basis. Guys like Dwayne Baker and Jason Witty. Some of the biggest names in the province. This is not an easy place to walk into and win at. It definitely takes time”
“I know that there are going to be champions from all over the province at Sunset on Thursday night, but I think there’s an excellent chance the money and the trophy go home with a weekly regular”
Cronan feels that, as is typically the case with extended-distance competition, equipment preservation is likely to be the difference maker in Thursday night’s event.
“The winner is going to be the driver that saved his equipment until the last moment”, predicts Cronan. “It’s easy to get a little undisciplined in these longer races – especially at Sunset – and run your stuff way too hard. If you do that, you burn through your tires and brakes and you’re a sitting duck by the time the important laps start to roll past”
“We’re going to do the best we can to conserve our stuff early”, continues Cronan. “125-laps is quite a bit longer than we normally race at Sunset, so it might allow for a little more strategy than we get to implement on a regular basis”
“I think we’re as good a team as anybody else in the pit area, we just have to seize this opportunity to put all of the pieces together”
Details, including gate times and ticket prices, for Sunset Speedway’s Canadian Limited Late Model Championship can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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