ACTON, ON- Third-generation star Brandon McFerran will return to action this Saturday, September 13th at Sunset Speedway after a week-long hiatus. The 35-lap race – the final event of the 2014 regular season – will serve as a coronation of sorts, as ‘The Astronaut’ will claim his first career Mini Stock championship by simply taking the green flag.
“It’s like waiting for Christmas morning, man”, says McFerran, breaking into a smile. “This is what we’ve all worked so hard for all season. We came to the speedway every single weekend focused on winning a championship. Accomplishing this goal, as a team, is a feeling I can’t even begin to describe”
The 15-year old has enjoyed a momentous campaign, earning 8 victories over the course of Sunset’s 5-month season.
“To enjoy the success we have this season – against the level of competition we’re up against – it’s incredible”, offers ‘The Astronaut”. “I may never have another season like this, as long as I race. I’m not sure I could ever thank my team enough. My dad and Tim Ellas have worked tirelessly on this car, and I think it shows every single time we back it off the trailer”
Despite the guarantee of a championship, McFerran is quick to assure that a ‘start-and-park’ is not in the team’s future.
“Absolutely not”, stresses McFerran when asked if his No. 64 Peter D. Laird Transport/NRD BiProducts Mustang will opt for the safe alternative on Saturday night.
“We race to win. Every single week”, continues the personable teenager. “I want my team to be able to celebrate our championship in victory lane. We’re going to have to come from deep in the field, but I think 35-laps will give us enough time to be in the conversation at the end”
Details for Sunset Speedway’s September 13th ‘Championship Night’ can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Brandon McFerran’s 2014 championship season has been made possible thanks to Peter D. Laird Transport, Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park, Road Ranger, East End Car Wash, Creative Edge Graphics, Fast Eddie Racewear, Finish Line Painting & Restoration, DS McClure Farms, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca and AMD Electric.
Learn more about Brandon by following along on Twitter @BrandonMcFerran.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)