With over a decade of experience in the Compact Speedcars class, Nick Gannon has certainly proven during recent seasons that he’s currently in his prime, having already racked up a trio of feature-race wins so far this season, as recently as last Saturday night.
There’s something to be said for experience, and with around a dozen seasons aboard a Compact Speedcar under his belt, experience is something that Gannon has in spades, with the 46-year-old’s previous highlights including winning the 2014-15 season Queensland Club Championship.
While it was consistency that earned him his former Club Champion mantle, Gannon has taken a new approach to his racing this season, chasing feature-race wins rather than points, which is a strategy that appears to be paying off for him.
Heading into last Saturday night’s outing at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway off the back of a pair of feature-race victories, the most notable of which took place at the Brisbane venue back in early January when the Compact Speedcars were supporting a World Series Sprintcar round, Gannon repeated his recent form, going flag to flag to claim his third win of the season.
Quick to credit Brad Hilder from BHR Fabrications for having made several improvements to his Qld # 37 Haier Air Conditioning backed Kawasaki ZX10-powered Aggressor during the off season in order to make it handle better, Gannon also gives credit to his former crew chief Nev Harrison, whose influence has been invaluable.
“Nev’s help and support has given me over the years has definitely made a great deal of difference to my racing,” expressed the Narangba, Queensland resident, who, prior to stepping into Compact Speedcars, raced Street Sedans, which later became known as Street Stocks.
“I’ve taken a lot of Nev’s knowledge and experience on board and it’s really helped get me on the right track, as well as helping me to trust the setup decisions that I’m making myself now. I have to say a huge thank you to him for getting me to the point where I’m regularly contending for feature race wins.”
With around eight race meetings left on the 2018-19 season calendar, Gannon will next be in action on March 23 at Archerfield Speedway, backing it up the following week on March 30 at Maryborough Speedway. He will also be participating in the Queensland Title at Archerfield Speedway in May.
Gannon would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors:
Haier Air Conditioning
The Clever Cookie Company
AFCO Shock Doctor
Ash Media Speedway Designs
Special thanks go to Gannon’s dad (Paul), Nev Harrison, and the rest of his family and friends.
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