Brighton, ON- The 27 year-old racer from Belleville, Ontario – who works as a structural steel and custom fabricator at Bellevue Fabricating – scored eight main event wins at Brighton Speedway and another five at Can Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, New York on his way to earning the Late Model division track championship at both of his weekly racing home tracks.
While it didn’t have the same dramatic flair or Hollywood inspired, story-book ending as it did just a year earlier, Sandercock’s second consecutive track championship in the Pro Late Model division at Brighton Speedway was no less satisfying than his first.
“Don’t get me wrong. The championship showdown with Corey in 2013 was fun. And it sure created a lot of buzz for the sport,” said the driver who first acquired his passion for racing from watching his idol – Uncle Lee Sandercock – run in a variety of different divisions, including what is now the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. “Still, after being tied for the top spot going into the final night last year, it was great to know that I’d be able to clinch the crown by just starting the race.”
While the Brighton Speedway title was settled by a margin of 195 points, the battle for the Can Am championship was a little tighter, but ironically it was the runner-up at Brighton – Phil Potts – who would give Sandercock his biggest headache, falling 14 points behind the #57 in the final rundown. Even with the bragging rights that come with pocketing a pair of high point awards, Charlie Sandercock knows there is some unfinished business to take care of before he hangs-up his helmet for the year.
“I also had a great year on the Go Nuclear Late Model Series, with main event wins at Can Am, Utica Rome and a pair of checkered flags at Mohawk International Raceway,” said the driver. “There are still events at Fulton Speedway, Brockville and Black Rock Speedway to run before the end of October. The car has been strong everywhere we’ve raced this season, so being able to hang onto the point lead throughout the remaining events and add that championship to our collection would make it a clean sweep for 2014.”
Sandercock has also recently confirmed plans to compete in the 9th Annual Jim Butler Memorial Fall Classic Weekend – October 9, 10 and 11 at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania and has a tentative deal in the works to run November’s World Finals event in North Carolina, with the World of Outlaws Late Models.
Charlie Sandercock’s #57 Pro Late Model is proudly supported by Bellevue Fabricating, Deerhaven Farm & Garden, Victory Motorcycles, Excel Tower Service, Newnham Enterprises, Jeff Harrison Farms, Eibach Springs, Image Factor Design, Image Landscaping, MCR and ROCK 107. Publicity and media services provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications. Extra special thanks to everyone who helped behind the scenes and at the track during the 2014 season.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media