@Sunset_Speedway • INNISFIL, Ontario — “It’s just a dream come true. Last year, I was sitting up there with you guys and now I’m talking to Spencer Lewis in victory lane.” – Cameron McGlashan in victory lane with Spencer Lewis.
After posting a string of strong finishes and fighting some adversity over the past couple of weeks, all of the pieces came together for Cameron McGlashan on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway as he picked up his first career feature victory.
McGlashan started off the night in victory lane, scoring the victory in his qualifying heat. He would then pull a solid starting spot for the feature, running second with 17 laps to go. He would keep himself at the front, getting alongside Nick St. Onge for the lead with seven laps to go. He would then take the lead a lap later, escaping from the field.
“He kept holding the bottom,” McGlashan said of the battle with St. Onge. “I knew I couldn’t get him on the high side because every time I’d go on the outside, it’d wash up a little bit. I remembered what Rick (Walt) said – he said ‘go in a little high and cut it in’. So I went into one and two and cut it in and he tried to rub me and I’m like, ‘I’m in here – it sucks to be you. I’m staying.'”
There would be a couple cautions to finish the feature, but McGlashan didn’t let that phase him as he led the rest of the way, holding off a pair of past feature winners to score the victory.
“It feels great,” McGlashan said of the win in victory lane. “The last few weeks we’ve been battling so many problems with the carburetor, distributor and everything, man. I can’t thank these Walts enough. They’ve taken me under their wing and they’ve helped make this car fast.”
Looking at the points, McGlashan led the points through the first half of the year, but lost the points lead last week to Treyten Lapcevich by four points as a result of the mechanical issues. McGlashan admitted that he has been watching the points thus far this season, but wasn’t so much this past week.
“I came into tonight and said to my dad, ‘I don’t care what happens, I’m running this thing to the wall because we have nothing to lose now’,” he added.
Cameron McGlashan and McGlashan Motorsports thanks England Enterprises, ORVauto, Taylor Drywalling & Taping, Express Yourself Décor for the continued support this season.
McGlashan will return to Sunset Speedway on August 8 in search of more success. The full schedule can be seen at http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Keep up with Cameron McGlashan and McGlashan Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McGlashanMotorSports?fref=ts and following Cameron McGlashan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/McGlashan83.
Race Report by Ashley McCubbin