ACTON, ON- Sunset Speedway Mini Stock point leader Brandon McFerran knows he ought to be on his A-Game this weekend, as he takes to the track in back-to-back events at the Innisfil-area oval on Saturday and Sunday with full NASCAR Whelen All American Series points at stake.
“Running back-to-back nights is a challenge all on its own,” says McFerran. “You can be your own worst enemy in a situation like this. Any mistake you make on Saturday night could really hurt you on Sunday”
“We’re a long way from our shop, and the plan isn’t to go home after Saturday’s event,” continues ‘The Astronaut’. “So we’re definitely looking to load our car in the box in one piece at the end of the night, because we really don’t have the means to make heavy repairs in the pit area on Sunday morning”
McFerran will enter Saturday’s event a mere 3-points removed from former division champion Warren Paxton – and is well aware that a strong run is necessary should he wish to remain atop the crowded Mini Stock points standings.
“The top-5 in points are so tight right now, I think this weekend has the potential to shuffle things up a lot,” opines the 16-year old. “Warren has had some great runs lately – and I know he wants to close in on us in a big way. The last few years, we’ve just seemed to bring out the best in one another. So, hopefully, we end up beside each other a few times this weekend. Because I know it’ll be a hell of a show for the fans”
With a number of victories to his credit already this season, McFerran feels confident entering the weekend’s hectic schedule.
“As good as our car has been already this season, I don’t think there’s any reason we couldn’t take down two podium finishes this weekend,” says the high-school student with a smile. “With a little bit of luck – we just might make it to victory lane”
“I just want to keep all the fenders on this thing. The last thing we want is to beat ourselves.”
Brandon McFerran’s 2015 season is fueled by Peter D. Laird Transport, Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park, Road Ranger, East End Car Wash, B&B Towing, Creative Edge Graphics, Finish Line Painting & Restoration, DS McClure Farms, AMD Electric, Ultimate Finishes and Matalco.
To learn more about Brandon, visit the official Brandon McFerran Racing page on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @BrandonMcFerran.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)