Trenca Focusing on 410 Competition Following Solid 2017 Season

Joe Trenca. (Curtis Berleue Photo)

From Inside Line Promotions

CLAY, N.Y. (October 31, 2017) – Joe Trenca is transitioning to a 410ci winged sprint car heavy schedule in 2018.

The Mucci Motorsports driver has increased his 410 races each of the last two seasons and will shift his focus to 410s next season.

“We’ll run 410s about 90 percent of the time,” he said. “I’ll run about five to seven 360 shows next year.”

Trenca said he plans to compete in approximately two dozen Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races, 15 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, parts of the Ohio Speedweek and Pennsylvania Speedweek as well as local events in Central Pennsylvania.

“I think it will help to focus on our 410 program,” he said. “We need to race it more and get more accustomed to it. We learned a lot this season and are going to work hard on that over the winter.

“I feel like every year we’re learning more. The biggest thing is we need to run it. We’d run it a week and then take three weeks off or run it a couple of weekends in a row and then take a month off. If you’re going to do it you need to jump in with both feet.”

Trenca produced his career-best 410 result this season with a ninth-place finish on July 28 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the All Stars.

He also scored a career-best runner-up result in 360 action at McKean County Speedway in Smethport, Pa., on June 29 and at Outlaw Speedway on Sept. 22.

Trenca finished the season with a career-best 11 top 10s.

“We had some good runs in the 360 this year and we’re ready to move into 410s,” he said. “We’re going to work hard this offseason to get our program ready to start the season earlier than we normally do. I’m excited to focus on 410s and see how much we can progress in 2018.

“I want to say a big thanks to my family as well as our marketing partners and the fans for their continued support.”