AUDIO/FEATURE: Zac Weller Transitioning To Super Late Models In 2017

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Zac Weller, seen here last June at Delaware Int’l Speedway, will move into dirt super late models for the 2017 season. (Marshall Gabell photo)

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Following a sixth-place finish in the Crate Late Models track standings during a part-time campaign at Delaware Int’l Speedway last season, Zac Weller will take the next step in his racing career.

Weller, a high school student at Sussex Central High School and native of Georgetown, Del., will transition to running dirt Super Late Models across The First State, including at both Delaware and Georgetown Speedway, a track that is hosting five unique events for the late models this season.

Additionally, the four-time Crate Late Model winner is looking to potentially compete in events at nearby circuits, such as Potomac Speedway in northern Maryland and Winchester Speedway in Virginia.

“We are going to start to move up,” Weller said. “Right now, we do not have a set in stone plan. But we would like to run Georgetown and Delaware, and potentially travel a little bit. I do not really have any expectations, so we will just have to see how it works out.”

“We definitely plan on going to Georgetown, with their big shows schedule this season. We would like to give Brett Deyo (owner, Georgetown Speedway) as much support as possible.”

For Weller, the move is something that he is looking forward to, but is also a decision that will include a steep learning curve. However, after over five seasons competing in both Mod-Lites and Crate Models at Delaware International, he does believe it was the correct timing and something he looks to have even more fun doing.

“This whole racing deal for me … it would be pretty cool if it turned into something,” Weller expressed. “But we don’t really expect that, at the moment. This is something for my dad (Chris Weller) and I to have fun with. And we feel like we would have even more fun moving up a class.”

Depending on when the racecar is completed, Weller is planning to make his official Super Late Model debut on March 18 at North Carolina’s County Line Raceway, the season opening event for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series.

For more information on Zac Weller, visit his Facebook page.

 

Click below to listen to the full interview with Weller, where he discusses his upcoming super late model rookie campaign and talks about how he began his racing career:

 

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Marshall Gabell is the Mid-Atlantic Correspondent for Race Chaser Online, and handles public relations needs in multiple outlets of motorsports, including for tracks and drivers. Gabell is currently attending Stephen Decatur High School in Ocean City, Maryland, completing his junior year. He is just 16 years old.

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