McCann Racing update
At the end of last season McCann Racing chose to sell their big 430 cubic inch motor and replace it with a GM crate motor. Despite having a winter series win over the off season, the team were still quite anxious as to how they would perform at some of the bigger tracks in Australia’s toughest Dirt Late Model series.
The Pro Dirt Series season is currently underway with six rounds down and Veronica and her team currently sit comfortably in 9th position in the championship standings.
Mid-January saw the Perth Motorplex hold the inaugural Late Model Nationals, a new blue ribbon event that drew competition from the USA and East Coast. After two nights of qualifying events, team McCann were sitting 10th highest on points which put them out of the starting position for the main event. After a gruelling 40 laps of racing, the AMCAP sponsored #50 crossed the line in 7th place, the 4th Australian across the line.
The team is very happy with its current position at this stage of the competition and are looking forward to learning more about the car and motor combination throughout the season with a view to further improve their rankings.
The coming weeks will be the busiest of the season as the USA invasion tour gets underway in Collie and Albany. The West Australian state title is next up and will be held at the Perth Motorplex on January 28. The very next week the racing season returns to the Pro Dirt Series in Manjimup and then the team will regroup in Perth and load up to head over to Warrnambool, Victoria to compete in the Australian Late Model title.