A delayed start to the season hasn't dampened Clint Baker's excitement as he stares down a new challenge.
After two seasons in the Limited Sportsmans class - headlined by a podium finish in his father's memorial event, the Kevin Baker Challenge at Blue Ribbon Raceway - the Horsham-based raced will test his skills at a new level.
Baker was enthusiastic about the move to Wingless Sprints - one of the country's most competitive classes.
"It's certainly been a very long off season, but I can't wait to get out there in the Wingless Sprints," he said.
"Between my home state of Victoria and South Australia, there is plenty of racing on offer, and that, aside from the class being so competitive around the country, was one of the main attractions."
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The 41-year-old was hopeful his previous experience would hold him in the good stead.
"There are a few similarities between Limited Sportsmans and Wingless Sprints, so that's very encouraging for me and my step into the Wingless Sprints," he said.
"When it comes to my goals in Wingless Sprints for my first season, I'm just hoping to learn as much as I can and eventually work my way further up the field as the season goes.
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"I can't thank all of my sponsors of my car enough and there is no doubt that without their support I just wouldn't be able to go racing."
Baker hopes to spend a few seasons in Wingless Sprints, with the goal of moving up into the VSC Sprintcar class in the crosshairs.
The 2020-21 season kicks off on Saturday at Blue Ribbon Raceway.
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