The latest driver to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 OSCAAR Rookie of the Year title is Scott Field. In the past month a lot has transpired to make this happen. Scott recently bought the former #63 Jim Bowman super late model team. The car has a complete new outlaw body on it, the #24 painted on the side and the team is ready to hit the track for the season opener in May at Sunset Speedway. The addition of Scott will bring the total number of rookies to five in 2014, which will be the biggest field of rookies in series history. Fans will be definitely be watching the race with in a race to see who will be the 2014 Rookie of the Year.
Question #1: Could you give the race fans a brief history of your racing career?
Scott: Well like most people I am carrying on the tradition of racing that started with my father back in 1963. My driving career began in 1989 in the street stock division. It was in 1994 that I got my first championship in that class. I continued racing in the challenger division for the next 8 years then I took a little break. Well like most racers you never really quit and in 2012 my father in law and myself bought a thunder car together and we were racing again.
Question #2: Why OSCAAR in 2014?
Scott: Well to be honest it has all happened so fast I really haven’t had time to process it all. I saw the #63 for sale on the internet, I went with my son to check it out and first thing you know here it is in my shop. I guess my logic was if I am going to race why not drive a car that will get you around the track the quickest.
Question #3 What is anything are you the most nervous about making the switch the super late model?
Scott: Well like any new driver to any new series, you don’t want to do anything out on the track that will cause problems. I know I will be competing with some of the best drivers in Ontario, and I want to make sure I earn their respect. I am also very comfortable in the car that is my sanctuary so my worst fear is falling asleep in the lineup shoot. If that does happen we can blame it on my kids, having 5 girls and 1 boy that keeps me pretty busy.
Question #4 At the end of the 2014 racing season when you look back what would make it a successful season in your eyes?
Scott: Well like any racer, when I go to the track I want to win. But to me it will be about the family time I get to spend with them at the track. We will be doing a lot of traveling this summer and at the end of it all, if we all had a good time then it was all worth it
Question #5 In 5 years from now where do you see yourself as part of the racing scene here in Southern Ontario?
Scott: It is very hard for me to say if I will be racing in 5 years. If I am I am sure it will be in OSCAAR and the super late model. If I have chosen to hang the helmet up by then, well then I will be there to support anyone of my 6 children that would like to carry on the family tradition of racing.
I would like to thank Scott for taking the time to sit down with me to do this interview. I would also like to welcome him and his entire team to OSCAAR and wish them all the best in 2014.