Alexander tested "the family car" at Wiscasset Saturday
Alexander debuts new super late model team Sunday
Ellsworth ME (4/12/2016) There are changes in the wind for 16 year-old Super Late Model racer Wyatt Alexander, and he's hoping that those changes will give him a leg up when he takes his first green of the 2016 season at Oxford Plains Speedway April 17th.
For the first time in his racing career Alexander will spend much of his time competing in something other than a family owned race car. The Alexander family teamed up with Dan Colby Racing in the off season, and Colby has spent the winter updating his chassis with the latest innovations from Dale Shaw Race Cars and a new Arbodies skin. The new combination looks to Oxford with high hopes and realistic expectations.
"Naturally we can't wait to get the season started, " says Alexander." Dan has been working hard to get his car prepared for Oxford; it's a beauty, and I can't wait to log some laps. We will approach Oxford, and all of our season for that matter, with realistic goals. We'll be at Oxford for most of the PASS races leading up to the H.P. Hood Oxford 250; that race has a star next to it on our schedule, and we will be putting extra effort into fine tuning our package for that one."
The new team has an ambitious schedule planned, with an emphasis on both the PASS and Granite State Pro Stock Series schedules. Wiscasset weekly shows, the Boss Hogg 100 and Seekonk's big midweek Pro Stock open are all on the list. If the season goes as planned a fall PASS South race will be added to the schedule. It's a ton of racing, but the blending of the two race teams gives Alexander two well prepared race cars and a talented team backing him up. It's an edge that should come into play as the season progresses.
" Our schedule will probably not allow us to race for points or any rookie titles but our goal is to race at as many new tracks as possible. I have less than twenty features in a super late model and most of them were 40 laps or less. We spent the majority of 2015 focusing on the weekly series at Wiscasset," says Alexander." I finished fourth in the points, earned Rookie of the Year in our class and won the Boss Hogg 100. Wiscasset is a great place to race but it takes track time at all the region's speedways to progress in these cars and often more than one trip to a new track for a driver to get comfortable and the race car dialed in just right. So, we will venture out from our home track with the goal of getting to know some new speedways and learn what it takes to be around at the finish of these 100 and 150 lap features. I'm confident in my team and my equipment. My family will still be 100% involved. I wouldn't have it any other way. Dan brings a ton of experience and knowledge to the team, and the added plus of knowing what it takes to get around several of the tracks we've never visited. I know there will be some bumps in the road along the way, but I fully expect to have nights when we will be in the mix for the win, too."
Alexander may have just received his drivers' license but he's a twelve year veteran behind the wheel of a race car. His experience should serve him well as he climbs the super late model ladder. The season gets underway this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway, a Pro All Stars/American-Canadian Tour doubleheader set to take the green at 2:00 PM. Follow the team's progress on Facebook at Wyatt Alexander Racing, Twitter @Walexander_96 and on the web at www.wyattalexander.com .