|Photo courtesy of Logan Wagner Racing
"My pursuit started in early October after approaching Mr. Zemaitis," said Wagner. "This opportunity became more prevalent in early January where we found ourselves leaning in the same direction on what we wanted to not only accomplish on the track but also as a schedule. Looking into 2018 there is no secret, we want to win.”
The second-generation driver scored four wins in Pennsylvania during the 2017 season, one at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, one at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway in Imperial, and two at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver. The Harrisonville, Penn., native’s biggest win of last year and the biggest of his career up to this point came at Lernerville Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on June 2, where he led all 30 laps to claim victory.
“We are looking forward to this season with Logan,” said team owner, John Zemaitis. “Our team feels he will be a perfect fit. Our goal is to make all the 410 races at Port Royal Speedway. It is absolutely amazing to watch all the improvements that are taking place there, not to mention the beauty of increased purses and larger events. Racing at our favorite track with a young talented driver like Logan has our team very excited.”
Zemco Racing enters their 30th year of competition this season. They have had numerous prestigious and well-known drivers behind the wheel of their machines including the late Kevin Gobrecht, Billy Pauch, Danny Lasoski and many more. The 27-year-old Wagner’s father, Mike Wagner, also ran a race with the Zemco team at The Speed Palace. The team will continue to be led by long-time crew chief, Tommy Carl.
“With Tommy returning as the crew chief and having an extensive background of 30 years on this team, it will be my job to adapt,” said Wagner. “Our success will be based off how quickly we can work together. To be honest, an opportunity like this comes to very few drivers in their career and I’m going into it with a deep desire to win.”
Zemco Racing will kick-off the 2018 season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 10th for the track’s $4,000 to win Opening Day.