Felix Roy accomplished his Super DIRTcar Series goal in 2023 by winning Rookie of the Year. And now, he’s eyeing a new one.
When the Napierville, QC driver starts his 2024 season at Volusia Speedway Park during Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 14-17, his mind is on one thing. Winning.
“I’m trying to get a win,” Roy said. “I know it’s huge, but I think we’re able if everything goes well that night.”
Roy narrowly missed out on achieving his new goal last year. He finished second to Stewart Friesen at Albany-Saratoga during Malta Massive Weekend last September—his best Series finish.
But while a potential victory is on his mind, he’s also working toward another achievement. Like any driver, he wants to improve his performance each season.
“I also want a top 10 in the championship,” Roy said. “Last year we got 13th, but I think the competition is going to be better.
“Consistent top 10s at the track and top fives would also be nice.”
To make that jump a reality, Roy said he knows where to improve. He spent most of 2023 getting used to slick surfaces in New York and Pennsylvania, which differs from the heavy surfaces he raced on in Quebec, like Autodrome Drummond.
“I struggled on tracks that were smooth as ice,” Roy said. “Like when we went to Brewerton, we struggled there. Orange County, we struggled there, really at tracks with no bite at all.
“Oswego (Speedway), we didn’t do too bad because it was the end of the year. I hope next year is going to be better after my first year running Big Block power.”
Gaining experience in 2023 has helped him prepare for 2024 by building a notebook for each track. He’s optimistic about how that’ll pay off in Florida, where he’ll make his second DIRTcar Nationals appearance later this month and try to accomplish his 2024 goal.
“Our notebook has definitely grown in the past year,” Roy said. “For Volusia, it was literally our first time in a Big Block. But we figured it out, and our notebook is definitely getting bigger. It’s going to be good for Volusia.”
Roy and the Super DIRTcar Series kick off their 2024 season at Volusia Speedway Park during Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 14-17. For tickets, visit DIRTcarNationals.com.
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