As has been well detailed over the last few weeks, there are plenty of people and personalities that make the Late Model division what it is today. Without the combination of drivers that compete around our fine state of Western Australia, Late Models would not be so successful, and that combination ranges right from the experienced veterans through to the exciting rookies.

Paul Joss is another of the Late Model contingent that have been around for a while, but another victim of the old ‘work before play adage.’ That being said, last season was a good one for the entire Joss Motorsports team

“Last season was a good learning curve going from the Mastersbuilt to the Rocket,” says Joss. “We came straight out of the box pretty good, a lot better than I expected!”

Now with some laps under his belt, Joss is confident of running well again this season.

“Even though we are still learning the new car I look forward to the oncoming season,” he says. “Unfortunately due to work and other commitments the team will probably only be able to do a few shows this season. We are however aiming to do the Di Candilo Steel City USA Invasion Tour, but we’ll see how we go.”

Despite limited seat time being the name of the game for this season though, Joss is still confident of a good run and has set the goal of consistency on the nights he does run, as well as being hopeful of a podium finish at some stage throughout the season. Of course, none of this would be possible without the team he has behind him.

“Without the people that help me out behind the scenes I wouldn’t be able to do wat I love,” he muses. “A big thanks goes out to Dad and Mum at Collie Bin Hire for the on-going support, as well as Alan and Mim at Collie Tyre and Exhaust, Dani and Bryce at Collie Signfx, Ken at Collie Machine Shop, Karen at Penrite Oil, Brent and Craig from Racin; Tyres and Accessories and Darren at Blight’s Auto Electrics. Of course I also can’t forget my crew Russell and Braeden.

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