‘An exciting time’: Orillia competitor on track to compete in Florida

Josh Inglis heads from the Sunshine City to the Sunshine State for the Winter Nationals in February

There comes a time in every competitor’s career when they need to step out of their comfort zone and explore unknown territory.

Orillia’s Josh Inglis will hit the road for his maiden trip to the Sunshine State and an immersive motorsports experience. With the encouragement of Canadian Legend Car Series team owners Peyton and Patty Einarson, the 26-year-old will make his first start at the 2023 Winter National Championships — February 12-17 — at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida.

Even with his most recently restricted schedule due to work commitments with his job as a heavy equipment operator, the driver of race no. 51J still managed to finish 14th in the final running order after eight starts in his second season at the helm. his Legend Car at tracks like Sunset, Sauble, Flamboro and his personal favorite, Peterborough Speedway. Josh Inglis and his team are excited to get the chance to get some laps in before the new season kicks off here at home.

“This show promises to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what we bring to the table,” said Josh Inglis, whose racing resume also includes starts in the provincial Outlaw Midget and Mini Stock ranks. “I’ve been involved in the sport since I was 13, but I’ve always been the kind of racer who takes things year by year, with an eye on whatever new opportunities arise.”

As excited as he is to make his first trip to the race south of the border, Inglis knows some extra funding will be needed to get his team going. Its existing sponsors include Simcoe Auto & RV Outlet, Bromley Automotive, A/C Plus Automotive, Wally’s & Einarson Trucking, Overkill Enterprises, LGP, Sunshine Super Wash and all of Canadian Legend Cars will be part of the program with new partners welcome to come aboard.

Working with his regular team of Rob Einarson, Scott Urry, Fil Gala, Mitch and Kohen Bull, along with his daughter Harper – who will celebrate her second birthday in January – to prepare and maintain the car, Josh Inglis is grateful to the team. many family members and friends who stepped in and worked hard behind the scenes to make his newest motorsport adventure a reality.

“Even though everything is still in the planning phase, it’s a very exciting time for the team and for me,” admitted the driver. “We are delighted to receive additional support for this journey as well as for the upcoming racing season. Prospective advertisers looking for information can contact me through my Facebook page or at [email protected]

— Submitted by Jim Clarke


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