ACTON, ON- Fifteen-year old Brandon McFerran recovered from an early race spin in Round 1 of the Sauble vs. Sunset ‘Home and Home Series’ to salvage a 6th place finish on July 12th at Sauble Speedway. Now, with the mini-series headed for his home track, ‘The Astronaut’ is ready to welcome some of the top talent in the region.
“We were pretty disappointed with our luck in Round 1”, explains McFerran. “We were one of the fastest cars in practice, won our heat race and felt as though we had the car to beat heading in the feature”
“The spin wasn’t anyone’s fault. Just two guys going for the same spot on the track”, continues McFerran. “Luckily we didn’t catch any damage, and were able to work our way back up through the field. But, the fact that we were that good and had a chance at a win taken from us, has me extra motivated for Round 2 on July 26th”
‘The Astronaut’ will enter the event as Sunset’s current Mini Stock point leader, and hopes to fall back on his home track advantage against a crop of very capable Sauble Speedway regulars.
“Sauble has some of the best drivers in Ontario”, says the third-generation competitor. “Guys like Kevin Bridge and Cory Young are tough to beat anywhere. But, Sunset is a tough place to get a hang of if you’re not here weekly. Hopefully we can rely on all that we’ve learned in our two seasons here as a regular”
“It’s not going to be a walk in the park, that’s for sure”, offers McFerran with a smile. “But, we’re not afraid of a little hard work. My dad and Tim Ellas have been working so hard to give me a rocket every time we unload here. If we can keep that up, I like our chances against anyone in Ontario”
Gate times and ticket prices for Round 2 of the Sauble vs. Sunset ‘Home and Home Series’ can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Brandon McFerran’s 2014 campaign is made possible thanks to the support of Peter D. Laird Transport, Road Ranger, East End Car Wash, Creative Edge Graphics, Finish Line Painting & Restoration, DS McClure Farms and AMD Electric.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)