By: Jeff Champagne
Following the footsteps of his dad Jeff, this talented young man proved that the “sophomore slump” is merely a myth. Although he did not reach the top step of the podium in 2017, as he did in 2016, he showed his growth with a string of consistent runs throughout the season. Ryan reached the podium five times throughout 2017, including two podiums each at Wiscasset Speedway and the New-London Waterford Speedbowl and finished 3rd Place in points for the year .
“My favorite moment of the 2017 season would be leading the Boston Louie Memorial. That race is so special and has a breadth of history, it was an honor to be in the running for the win,” Locke stated.
Going forward, Ryan is focusing on small adjustments and getting consistently comfortable in all situations, but he won’t let that detract from the big picture. If Ryan can run up front weekly, fight for wins, and stay consistent, then, “The championship will fall into place,” Ryan says.