Following a solid rookie season, Jordan Howse will return to Sunset Speedway’s Mini Stock division in 2015 in search of the championship.
“Going to try and do our best this year,” he commented. “Got Rookie of the Year last year, so an improvement this year would be the championship.”
Howse knows that the task is going to be tough, based on the amount of top-notch drivers that make up the division.
“There’s a crazy amount of talent in the division, especially at Sunset,” he shared. “There’s Brandon (McFerran), (Andrew) Kamrath, Sam(antha) Shaw, Danny Benedict – there’s tons of people out there and tons of talent.”
Last season, the 16-year-old moved up to the Sunset Speedway Graham Landscape Mini Stock Division after competing in the Waterloo Regional Karting Club. The young driver had a stellar rookie season, winning the Rookie of the Year Award while contending for race wins all year en route to finishing third in points. He would cap off the season with a win in the Velocity 250 presented by McColl Racing Enterprises at Sunset Speedway.
“It was awesome,” he commented. “It boosted my confidence a lot. I didn’t expect to get a win last year – let alone, get Rookie of the Year and finish in the top-three. It was really exciting, especially because it was the last race. It’s good to end off the year on a high note, because it starts off this year on a high note.”
Now going into his sophomore season, Howse says the biggest thing he learned last year is to always keep his head up, no matter what happens.
“(I) got into a wreck at Sauble and blew a motor at Sunset, and still had a good season,” he commented.