(Nick Ledson in victory lane at Peterborough Speedway in 2016 / Photo : Peterborough Speedway)
BRADFORD, ONTARIO : Nick Ledson, the 2014 Legends Semi-Pro Winter Nationals Champion at Auburndale Speedway in Florida, and the 3-time Ontario Legends Series Champion, has confirmed that after a 2 year hiatus he will be back behind the wheel of a race car to compete full-time in 2019 beginning with the 21st Annual INEX Winter Nationals at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida next month.
“I have always wanted to race, but it wasn’t in the cards the last couple of years. I got a taste of it again last year at the Canadian Asphalt Nationals when Jeff Drimmie, from JDC Motorsports, put me in one his cars for the weekend, and I did fairly well after the deal was put together just two days before the event,” an excited Ledson discussed.
Ledson will join forces with legendary Legend car set-up man simply known as “Devo”, who will be entering his 27th year of competition in U.S. Legend Cars.
“We have purchased a new car that is being prepared at Devo Motorsports and will take it down to Florida for a shakedown prior to Nationals,” said Ledson. “Hopefully, I can shake the rust off and be fast by the end of Winter Nationals week.”
Drimmie and his crew from JDC Motorsports are also preparing a couple of cars for the trip. “None of this would be possible without my dad as he is the one that put it all together. My dad and Jeff were talking in the off season and they struck a partnership where we will be running out of their shop for the 2019 season.”
Jeff from JDC Motorsports is looking forward to getting Nick back behind the wheel for the 2019 season. “My race program wouldn’t be where it is right now without the knowledge from the likes of Richard and Matt Haufe, Kevin Foisy from the Canadian Legends Series, and of course the Legend himself Devo from Devo Motorsports,” stated Drimmie about the deal.
In 2017, JDC Motorsports helped lead Matt Haufe to the USLCI International Legends Pro driver’s championship and the top spot in the annual INEX awards banquet at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
“We put this whole operation together three years ago and have won many championships thus far, but the biggest reward is seeing how big the Legend Car class has gotten in Ontario over the last couple of years. I’m always up for challenges and 2019 is just another one for us.”