As part of the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Show, Shawn Chenoweth was honored with the eighth spot in the Inside Track News/London Recreational Racing Power Rankings for his accomplishments in 2015. Across the thunder car and late model divisions in Ontario, Chenoweth was able to score 21 feature victories, including the 2014 Thunder Car Autumn Colors Classic victory to round off the year.
“I like racing,” Chenoweth stated. “This year, we’re going to try and run 50+ features and see how we make that work. So yeah, I like to put in as many as I can.”
Chenoweth spent the majority of his season last year behind the wheel of a late model and a thunder car at Flamboro Speedway, scoring victories throughout the year. At one point during the summer, the No. 89c Thunder Car was untouchable as he put together an impressive string of feature victories.
“We had a really good run the middle of the summer there, and at the end of the year, we got that car rocking really good again,” he commented. “Now the car is second to none to anything in the Thunder Car class. Hopefully this year, we can put some big numbers down with it again.”
Chenoweth also returned to OSCAAR Super Late Model competition last year, running the final two events at Sunset Speedway and Peterborough Speedway, scoring top-fives in both races.
“The first race worked out a lot better than I figured,” he shared. “Peterborough, I really pumped for because I always run well there. Once again, that car worked up there really good. Hopefully we can keep things going as well as they are.”
Chenoweth plans to run both the full OSCAAR and APC United Late Models of Ontario tour in 2015, but will run into a weekend where the series overlap, presenting the big question as to whether what car to run. He announced earlier this week that Andrew Kamrath will be the fill-in driver in either the Pro Late Model or Super Late Model, but hasn’t locked down which of the two he will run.
“The Pro Late – the race I’d have to miss is Flamboro, and that’s my bread and butter there. If I’m going to make anything happen, it’d be that track. I’m kind of torn what to do now,” he commented.
Though regardless of what happens, Chenoweth is hoping to score victories – aiming as high as 50 victories this year across the different divisions.
“I hope we can get to 50,” he said. “We’re going to try.”