Sanborn is Ready to Win in PASS North, Will Atlantic CAT 250 Be His Big Moment?
PASS North Teams Head to Scotia Speedworld This Weekend
A pair of close runner-up finishes, a third, a solid fourth-place run and a race where he might have had the fastest car, but got sidelined by some trouble. That is the kind of record that you might expect a veteran racer to have in their last five touring events.
Trevor Sanborn has been getting close to winning with the #29 car in PASS lately. (Norm Marx Photo)
Sanborn. “We didn’t make the right change for the feature up there last time. It was loose off. When we go back, we’ll have a different setup, so I think that we’ll be good.”
2007 has been both remarkable and frustrating for Sanborn. He has performed much better than a rookie can be expected to. Yet he has come so close, but not close enough, to winning a race. Is a young driver supposed to be satisfied with his overachievements or still yearning for more success? Sanborn feels both emotions.
“There are mixed emotions. It’s hard,” said Sanborn. “I really wanted to win at [the last PASS North race at] Riverside [where Sanborn led laps and finished a close second to Kelly Moore]. I thought that we might have had the race wrapped up without a late caution, but that’s racing. Anything can happen. One of these times, I’m going to make it happen I hope.”
But that is actually what Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model rookie Trevor Sanborn has accomplished in his last five starts on the Tour. However, one thing is absent from that list and Sanborn is well aware of that. Despite being one of the contenders for victory week-in and week-out, the pieces have not come together for Sanborn to take his #29 Cushman Competition Ford to victory lane yet, but he is hoping for that to change on August 11th in the Atlantic CAT 250 at Scotia Speedworld near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Last month, Sanborn finished third at Scotia in his first-ever time at the track. Now he’s hoping that one of the biggest races all year long in the Canadian Maritimes can be the site of his first PASS North victory.
“I think that when we go back to Halifax, we are going to have something for them,” said
And when he does win, Sanborn knows that it will be against some of the toughest competitors around – guys like Johnny Clark, Mike Rowe, Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, Richie Dearborn and Travis Benjamin.
“The PASS Tour has some really stiff competition. These guys are the best. They are the top series drivers around and I’m learning from them.”
And Sanborn also knows that the fans that he will meet while racing in the Atlantic CAT 250 are a special breed too.
“The fans in Canada are awesome,” said Sanborn. “It’s like we’re NASCAR to them. They are great to race in front of, and it’s just unbelievable how much they support us.”
The PASS North Super Late Models will return to action Saturday, August 11th, in the Atlantic CAT 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Trevor Sanborn (51 Photo)