@ThorSportRacing • @CameronNHayley • @NASCAR_Trucks • @CTMPOfficial • Sandusky, Ohio (August 25, 2015) – Coming off a tough night in the hills of Tennessee, at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) last week, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley, is ready to set his sights on familiar territory – his native Canada, and road course racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, site of Sunday’s NCWTS 250.
Making his NCWTS debut on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course in 2014, Hayley qualified 10th and finished 11th, following the 67-lap event. Since making his debut, north of the border, one year ago, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native has made 17 starts in NASCAR’s third-tier division, amassing three top-five and nine top-10 finishes. In fact, in his first full-time season in 2015, Hayley is currently sixth in the NCWTS driver point standings, and third in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings with only nine races remaining on the 23-race NCWTS schedule.
As one of only three tracks on the 2015 NCWTS schedule that the ThorSport Racing driver has experience at, Hayley is looking to capitalize on last year’s run at CTMP, and his NCWTS experience to date, to capture his first series win in front of his hometown crowd on Sunday.
Sounding off – Cameron Hayley:
“Not only is this a track I’ve been to before, it’s also in my home country. I just hope that I will have a good run for all of my Canadian fans. We’ve done really well at tracks that I’ve been to in the past this year, already. I’ve been to Sonoma a couple times and that place was really difficult. You look at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and think, ‘it can’t be as difficult as Sonoma,’ but it’s a very fast race track, and fast race tracks are not forgiving. It takes a lot of finesse and a lot of guts to go out there and get it done. We are bringing a really good truck, so I think this will be another good race for us to go out and get a solid top-five, if not a win.”
News & Notes:
* 2015 Chassis Chatter… The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will utilize chassis No. 23 for Sunday’s NCWTS 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This particular chassis has run numerous races as a part of the No. 13 team’s fleet, but has recently been converted into a road course racing specific chassis for this weekend’s NCWTS 25O. * Canada Stats… Hayley will return toCTMP for the second time in his young NCWTS career on Sunday. The Cabinets by Hayley driver, who made his debut at the 10-turn road course in 2014, started 10th and finished 11th. CTMP is one of only three tracks on the 2015 NCWTS schedule that the rookie has experience on. * 2015 Season in Review… After 14 races this season, Hayley has completed 2071 of 2191 laps attempted (94.5%), and led 41 laps en route to three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Hayley’s season-best start is third at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and his season-best finish is fourth at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The ThorSport Racing driver has an Average Start of 8.7 and and Average Finish of 12.0. * Rookie Race… Hayley is currently third in the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle behind leader, a mere five points behind second-place, Daniel Hemric. Both drivers trail leader, Erik Jones. * Previous Race Recap… Heading to “Thunder Valley” for the first time in his NCWTS career, Hayley qualified ninth, was involved in an early accident, and finished 18th in the UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
Hayley’s Truck Series Stats:
17 starts since 2014Three top-five finishes Nine top-10 finishesFirst start: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2014)Best start: 2nd (Loudon, 2014)Best finish: 4th (Pocono, 2015)Has completed 2462 of 2582 laps attempted (95.3%)Average start: 8.2Average finish: 11.5
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ABOUT THORSPORT RACING:
ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Sauter, and the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley in 2015.
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