Sterling Heights, MI (Friday, November 29, 2019) - While preparing for his Michigan High School Athletic Association Basketball season, Andrew Scheid is keeping the 2019 Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) season in the back of his head. He knows the basketball season is the priority now, but he’s also ready for the upcoming racing season. The Sparta, Michigan native is ready to make a run at the GLSS Championship in 2020.
The youngest Track Champion in Merritt Speedway history is just 15 years old as he gets set for his third full-time season with GLSS. In two years, a 10th (2018) and a 6th (2019) in the points standings show progress behind the wheel of the 360 winged sprint car. Scheid admits though, that he and his team feel they’ve left some success on the table.
“We came very very close two times this year [to collecting that first win], it was actually two weeks in a row at the end of the season,” Scheid said on the Michigan Podcast, Horsepower Happenings. Scheid managed a pair of back-to-back runner-up finishes from Thunderbird Raceway and I-96 Speedway, before closing the season with a pair of top tens from Tri-City Speedway.
“It was kind of crazy, after the race I felt so excited because I had just done so well, but at the same time I felt so defeated and so angry with the second place [finish],” said Scheid.
The look ahead for 2020 is an exciting one for the Merritt Speedway, Cedar Valley sponsored team, as they look to build on a strong finish in 2019. With a brand new Triple X Chassis carrying them into the season, Scheid believes he could become the Series’ fifth champion in as many seasons. Scheid says that he feels they can finish within the top three in the 2020 points standings and they’ll be one of the contenders for the title.
You can hear all of Scheid’s thoughts from the 2019 season, as well as his preview of the 2020 season by listening to the latest episode of Horsepower Happenings. Log onto www.horsepowerhappenings.com for a complete interview and more content. Follow Horsepower Happenings on Facebook and Twitter.
Find out more about the Great Lakes Super Sprints at www.greatlakessupersprints.com.
Story by - Zach Hiser, Motor City Racing Promotions
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