During the 2011 off-season, one of the biggest storylines was that Nick Roth was making the move from Flamboro Speedway to Sunset Speedway for the 2012 season. That announcement has lived up to its expectations as Roth has impressed many Sunset Speedway fans so far this year, leading the points by 30 over Randy Rusnell.
"It’s been good season," Roth says. "Had a lot of fun. Been real competitive. Haven’t gotten to victory lane as much as we would have liked, but it’s been good."
Roth originally didn't plan on running for points originally, however now it's about keeping it going.
"We’re leading right now so like to keep it up near the top and hopefully pick up some more feature wins," he says.
In eight nights of racing, Roth has finished in the top 10 each night in the feature, including a feature victory at the end of June. There has been four different drivers that have won features this year, proving it's one of the strongest group of drivers in Ontario.
"Right now, it’s one of the best classes – the Super Stock class here at Sunset," Roth says. "There’s five or six top notch cars and drivers."
For Roth, his love for racing started as a kid as he grew up around it, watching his dad race Pro 4s and Late Models at Sauble Beach and Flamboro.
"So I decided to get a mini stock of my own at 16 and have been at it ever since," he says.
Roth had been racing at Flamboro, scoring most nortably the 2011 FrostFest Championship, and says one of the biggest differences between Flamboro and Sunset is that Sunset is a more forgiving track.
"If somebody tries to block you or hold you, it’s just a little more forgiving," he says. "You’ve got that extra little bit of room to still get the pass done."
The win last year is the moment that Roth calls the top moment in his career as, "There was a lot of really top notch cars and a pretty big purse put up for it."
Despite leading the points, the quarter panels and hood of the No. 17 Camero go without sponsorship. If you would like to sponsor Nick, you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
"It’s not like there’s a huge price tag to be on the car," he says. "I keep in mind that anything makes a difference and helps."