@BrandonWatson15 • STAYNER, ON – With the final event of the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series looming, tour rookie Brandon Watson is counting the moments until he hits the high banks of Winchester Speedway.
“There’s really no speedway on the planet that can compare to Winchester,” offers Watson. “The rush you get when you walk in there, it’s completely different. There’s an energy that’s completely unique.”
Though Watson has laps around Winchester in both Pro Late Model and Super Late Model competition, this weekend will mark his first career Winchester 400 appearance.
“It’s the fastest track we go to. Things happen in a hurry there,” says Watson of Winchester. “It’s an honour to be a part of the 400 weekend. I’ve been there for the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour event the night before the 400, but this will be my first time being part of the big show.”
“There isn’t a Super Late Model driver alive that doesn’t want to win this race,” explains Watson when asked of the event’s prestige. “Teams come from across North America to take their shot at it. This is the biggest test our program will face all year. It’s a special atmosphere – and I would give anything to walk out with the win on Sunday.”
After battling their way through a bevy of mechanical issues early in the season, Watson’s family-owned effort appears to have turned a corner, carving out top-10 finishes in 3 of their last 4 events with the ARCA/CRA Super Series tour.
“So much of this season has been defined by the unknown,” says Watson. “We started with a car that we didn’t have a lot of laps on, and have been travelling to speedways in which we’ve never competed at with a Super Late Model. It’s been all about learning, this season.”
“What we lack in experience we definitely try to make up for in determination,” continues Watson. “It’s such a huge motivator to see our hard work start to pay off. We’re happy with our top-10 finishes, and hope that we can break into the top-5 at Winchester”
Event details for the 2014 running of the Winchester 400 can be found at www.CRA-Racing.com.
To learn more about Brandon, visit www.BrandonWatsonRacing.com and follow @BrandonWatson15 on Twitter.
Watson’s efforts are made possible thanks to Shear Metal Products, Royal Distributing, Barrie Frame & Alignment, The Smart Exchange and Knightworks Designs.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)