NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Evan Hallstrom is making the transition from late model racing to super late model competition.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to go full-time super late model racing this season,” he said. “It will be a transition from late models to super late models because supers just have different moving parts than a late model does. We actually made a couple of super late model starts last year just to get a feel for it. That will definitely help us with our transition as well.”
The Hallstrom Motorsports driver is going into his fourth year of racing, but it will be his rookie season as a super late model driver. His tentative schedule consists of 15 races with the Pro All Stars Series in addition to some of the bigger super late model races, such as the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Oxford,” Hallstrom said. “It’s one of the tracks that I felt like came naturally to me in the late model. I struggled there in the super late model, but we’re going to work really hard to improve there and get plenty of seat time in preparation for the Oxford 250.”
Hallstrom is also looking forward to returning to his home track of Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., for a couple of super late model races as well as making his debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
“Obviously with Thunder Road being my home track I’m always excited to go back there,” he said. “It’s cool to be able to see how far I have come already with the help of my parents, sponsors and fans. It’ll be neat to be able to race in front of the hometown crowd in a super late model now.
“Loudon is another one that is circled on the schedule. The place is just bad fast and I can’t wait to get a solid lap around there at top speeds. I love the speed and I love flat tracks, which both sum up Loudon so hopefully we will find some success there too.”
Hallstrom will kick off his season on Saturday and Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway with the PASS North Super Late Models.