HAWKESTONE, ON- Late Model veteran Mike Brown – and his newly formed Jesse Brown Motorsports outfit – has enlisted Sunset Speedway MIGHTY Division standout Cameron McGlashan for his team’s first career Super Stock appearance at this weekend’s ‘Velocity 250’ event at Sunset.
Brown, who acquired a championship winning car from division standout Lane Zardo this week, says that turning to McGlashan to field the ride was a no brainer.
“I think anyone that has seen Cameron race this season can agree that he has some pretty incredible potential,” explains the multi-time Barrie Speedway winner.
“For a kid with no racing experience prior to this year, I think he impressed a lot of people this summer. We hadn’t really planned on acquiring a Super Stock this late in the season, but as soon as this deal fell in my lap, I knew immediately who I wanted to drive it. There was never a question”
McGlashan will enter the weekend having never competed in the Super Stock division, though Brown insists the team has full confidence in the Barrie, ON native’s ability to adapt to new surroundings.
“He’ll have to learn on his feet, that’s for sure,” laughs Brown. “We’re putting him up against some of the very best right from the word ‘go’”
“I can’t imagine there will be many slouches in the tech line on Saturday morning,” continues the team owner. “But, we aren’t putting any pressure on ourselves, we know what we’re up against. This is a brand new team, and we’re heading to one of the biggest events of the season to learn as much as we can and get Cameron comfortable with a brand new ride”
For McGlashan, the opportunity came as an unbridled surprise, after a rookie season at Sunset that earned him a trio of feature wins in the speedway’s entry-level MIGHTY division.
“I feel like I’m dreaming right now,” admits the likeable freshman. “This whole season has been nothing short of incredible. I was in the stands at the last Velocity. I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat up there and I thought about how awesome it would be to be on track against some of these guys”
“To go from there, to here, in less than a year is amazing,” continues McGlasgan. “I don’t think I could have possibly asked for a better year”
McGlashan had intentions of competing at the Velocity 250 in his family-owned Mini Stock, but will now run ‘double duty’ between the two divisions thanks to an impromptu phone call from Brown.
“This weekend will be a learning experience – without question,” says the first generation racer. “It doesn’t matter where we end up on Sunday, we’re going to come out of this event knowing a hell of a lot more than we knew going in”
“I’m surrounded by some phenomenal people, so I know we’ll be fine. Mike and Jesse have been around the game a long time, and they know what they’re doing. I’ll also have all the Walt family with me this weekend too giving me pointers. We’re up against some stiff competition, but I’m counting down the hours and looking forward to the experience.”
To follow Brown and McGlashan’s exploits all weekend, follow @CJMcGlashan on Twitter.
This weekend’s efforts will be made possible thanks to the support of Trucker’s Tax Service.
For more information, visit www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)