ACTON, ON- After 8 feature victories over the course of the 2014 season, Sunset Speedway Mini Stock champion Brandon McFerran has run into back-to-back mechanical failures in his two most recent appearances. At this weekend’s Velocity 250, McFerran will hope to return to Sunset’s victory lane one last time before the off-season.
“I guess if you have to have engine problems, the moment after you win the track championship is the best time to do it”, jokes McFerran as he prepares for the weekend’s 35-lap Mini Stock invitational.
“We had just crossed the finish line on Championship Night when the motor let go”, continues McFerran. “My good friend Jordan Howse and his family stepped up huge and lent us some parts to get back out for [September 18th’s] Frequent Flyer 50, but we had engine trouble there too”
“Hopefully that’s done for a little while”.
‘The Astronaut’ will represent Sunset as the speedway plays host to a number of divisional heavy hitters from across Ontario. A task McFerran is more than happy to perform.
“It’s an honour to strap into our car as a track champion”, explains the personable high-school student. “I’ve been racing for a long time, and have never won a championship. I’d never even led the points until this season. So, signing in at the back gate as the track champion is a whole new feeling. It’s incredible. Hopefully I can do right by the fans and the track and put on a good show this weekend”
McFerran is no stranger to Crown Jewel invitational victories – having won Flamboro Speedway’s Oktoberfest in 2012 – though he has yet to earn a trip to the winner’s circle at Sunset’s Velocity 250 weekend.
“This event is right up there on our bucket list”, says McFerran. “We’ve unloaded with a good car the last two years and just haven’t been able to put it all together. Hopefully we can break that streak this weekend. I know there’s going to be fast cars here from just about every speedway in the province, and I’m awfully excited to see just where we stack up against them”
Details, including gate times and ticket prices, for September 27th and 28th’s Velocity 250 weekend, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca..
Brandon McFerran’s 2014 championship season would not have been possible without the support of 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 and visit the Brandon McFerran Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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