While racing in his home state of Maine is still two months away, Trevor Sanborn is one of several Super Late Model drivers not content with waiting that long. The part-time Pro All Stars Series North driver is setting his GPS and heading south this weekend for the PASS South season-opening South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.
Sanborn is making the trip to South Carolina to meet a new race team that he’ll work with for the first time. The Parsonsfield, ME drive will field the No. 80 for car owner Brad Watson. While it is a one-off deal for the time being, Sanborn feels that things can change given a good run.
“Brad Watson has prepared the car. I’ve basically been there to fit the seat, he’s taking care of the rest, and we’ll meet down there,” Sanborn told Speed51.com. “We made the deal about a month ago. I don’t know where it will go or if it will go any further. We’re just going to race this race, who knows anything can happen.”
Sanborn will have his work cut out for him with the new team and a track that he has yet to tackle during his career.
“I’ve only been there once but I’ve never driven on the track,” he explained. “It looks like it’s got a lot of grip and it’s very racy. Definitely going to be a track for motors and brakes. Never really know what you’re going to get, people show up without entering, but north or south it’s just any other guy to me.”
Currently, Sanborn’s plans for the year beyond the weekend are unclear, but he does have a few big races in the works.
“We might go to Thompson. I think I’m going to race with Cushman at Richmond at the end of the year. He likes all kinds of racing especially the big races.”
Sanborn does plan to do some championship hunting close to home, as he sets his sights on a Pro Series title at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
“I plan on racing Beech Ridge full time with my own car again, mostly going to stick to Saturday night racing there again and see how it goes.”
You can follow all the action from Dillon Motor Speedway this weekend on Speed51.com’s Speed Central coverage.
-By: Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo credit: Laura Galt