Column By: STEPHEN DURHAM / RPW – DEERFIELD, NH – The Pro All Star Series has some of the most competitive drivers on the series for late model racing.
The series has the likes of Johnny Clark and Ben Rowe as well as younger talent in the form of Derek Griffith, Kate Re and, after having a stellar 2021 season, Dan Winter.
Dan Winter finished the last couple months off with a couple of strong finishes, bringing him home second in the points behind PASS North champion Johnny Clark. It was a breakout year for the driver out of Deerfield, New Hampshire.
Winter is ready to tackle the 2022 season though.
“I feel through much of the 2021 season, we really made big gains and strides to getting faster each week,” explains Winter, “ I’m really excited to compete again on the PASS tour, and continue to make those gains.”
Winter is keeping his expectations high this season after taking home 8 top tens to finish the season.
“Our expectations are to continue improving. Goal is to to consistently compete for top 5s and top 10s each week through the season,” the New Hampshire native explains.
Winter showed speed at multiple tracks last season, and he expects to keep that momentum when he returns to those tracks.
“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to Oxford. I feel we made huge gains there,” Winter explains, “I also really enjoyed racing at Seekonk and White Mountain, both of those are circled on our calendar this year.”
Winter knows competing on the PASS North Tour is not easy and takes a lot to be competitive.
“Keeping up with the competition is a big challenge, need to stay on top of our maintenance for each race,” Dan says “it is such a competitive tour, if you start to relax or slip a little, its hard to get caught back up.”
Winter Racing is a small team, being Dan and his dad each race, with help from all over, he is beyond grateful for the help and support from Window World, and always fellow competitor Evan Bealiu with Nitro Designs for the last few seasons.