Even with a busy schedule, Owen was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions we had about his love of racing and advice he had for other Maritimers with the same interest.
When did you first start racing?
Owen – I first started racing as a little kid. I’d go to the track every week and watch my dad race his car. I got to see other kids racing the Bandoleros, which really inspired me to want to become a driver. I got my first dirt go-kart when I was 4 and I spent every minute drifting it around our yard. When I was 6, we got a Bandolero and started practicing with it until I was old enough to race at 8 and I’ve been racing ever since!
Do you have a favourite style of car you like to race?
Owen – My favorite would probably have to be the Legend Car. They are really fun to drive and have quite a bit more power than the Bandoleros. The Legends have around 150hp and always have lots of close racing.
Are there any professional racers that you would consider an idol?
Owen – I’ve always loved watching Martin Truex Jr. He’s a great racer and is well respected. He also does some great things with the Martin Truex Jr Foundation. He is definitely an idol for me!
What advice would you give to other aspiring drivers?
Owen – It’s a lot of hard work and dedication to be able to race, but in the end, it all pays off. It’s so much fun getting to race with all of your friends and getting to race in front of all of the fans at the track every week!
From all of us at Maritime Fuels, congratulations on a great race season Owen! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2020.