Glenn Watson Picks Up Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Championship

Monday - November - 2023

It seems as much things change and evolve, other things remain the same when it comes to motorsports across the province of Ontario. Fans have grown used to seeing the Watsons and Passers battle for glory in Super Late Model competition, and that did not change this past season.

The 2023 Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model season, presented by Jenco Equipment, proved to be memorable for several different reasons as the tour traveled the province. The year capped off with a veteran reigning tall above the rest, as Glenn Watson secured his fourth series championship by 16 points over Brandon Passer.

Watson was fast at each track on the tour this past season, picking up three feature victories across the province. A pair of those came at Sunset Speedway, alongside a summer trip to the winner’s circle at Sauble Speedway. For a lot of the fans, though, it was his victory in the Fall Velocity feature that stood above the rest. The driver of the No. 22 running a tribute paint scheme to his father took the lead on Lap 17, ready to set sail as he built an advantage over the field. Although a series of late-race restarts brought the competition right back to him, he was able to withstand the competition to score the victory.

Brandon Passer may be young compared to a lot of his competitors on the tour, but racing runs in his genes as multiple members within his family have experienced their own success previously. After a successful debut last season, seeing him behind the wheel of the No. 17 full-time this year was a welcome sight for everyone involved. His potential was fully on display all year, though especially watching him out-battle longtime friend Ethan Cournyea and Watson for the victory at Sunset Speedway.

The No. 17 was not the only car out of the Passer Racing stable that showed speed this past season, as evident by Dario Capirchio joining him on the podium with a third-place finish in the standings. After catching everyone’s attention with a victory at Laird Raceway in 2022, he followed it up with a victory at Flamboro Speedway in the coveted Don Biederman Memorial.

Gary McLean and Mike Wilkinson took up fourth and fifth respectively on the standings. Although neither was able to score a feature victory in 2023, you cannot ignore neither of their performances. They both were commonly inside the top-five, battling for podium performances. With both finding themselves just missing the podium on a couple occasions, you know it is bound to happen for them in 2024.

Mike Miller placed sixth in the standings following a season-best seventh on a couple occasions ahead of Chris Burrows. Ethan Cournyea rebounded from a significant wreck at Sunset Speedway early in the season to place eighth, ahead of Thayne Hallyburton and Scott Beatty.

In total, there were 17 different drivers who earned points across this season, with J.R. Fitzpatrick scoring a pair of wins alongside the previously mentioned victories for Watson and Passer.
With great racing all summer long and great battles witnessed through the field, it only has the anticipation for the upcoming year building up that much more.

Shout-out to Bill Passer and his company Jenco Equipment for stepping up to sponsor the Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model season. Passer’s commitment not only as a series sponsor, but someone who has raced and fielded cars for years has not gone unnoticed by everyone.

By: Ashley McCubbin


Pos. Car # Driver Total Order
1 22 Glenn Watson 401 1
2 17 Brandon Passer 385 2
3 03 Dario Caprichio 383 3
4 8 Gary McLean 373 4
5 27 Mike Wilkinson 371 5
6 73 Mike MIller 354 6
7 64 Chris Burrows 306 7
8 51 Ethan Cournyea 275 8
9 14 Thanye Hallyburton 248 9
10 88 Scott Beatty 218 10
11 07 Todd Campbell 203 11
12 40 Charlie Gallant 192 12
13 72 Doug Gillespie 163 13
14 52 Adrian Foster 156 14
14 16 JR Fitzpatrick 104 15
15 77 Chase Wilson 91 15
16 88x Randy Lapossie 89 16