In the August 7th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we catch up with 2-time Barrie Speedway Ltd. Late Model champion Gord Shepherd, current Sunset Speedway Mini Stock point leader Brandon McFerran, Thunder Car heavyweight Shawn Chenoweth and 13-year old third-generation star Jake Watson.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Barrie Speedway Ltd. Late Model point leader Gord ‘The Smoke’ Shepherd. The Oro-Station, ON driver currently sits atop the Barrie Speedway points with a slim lead over multi-time Mosport Speedway titlist Dwight Brown. Shepherd chats about his championship aspirations, his bouts of hard luck this season and the one race win he covets more than any other. Click here for the video and follow Gord on Twitter @GordShepherd10.
‘The Astronaut’ Brandon McFerran (above, by Debbie-Jo Zardo) currently finds himself on a 4-race win streak in the Mini Stock division at Sunset Speedway. The 15-year old leads the division points, and is en route to his first career stock car championship. We chatted with the Acton, ON driver post-race at Sunset this weekend and asked about his recent hot streak, his partnership with setup guru Tim Ellas, the short track racing learning process and how he hopes to end his 2014 campaign. Click here for the insightful 1 on 1 video and follow ‘The Astronaut’ on Twitter @BrandonMcFerran.
Pro Late Model champion turned Thunder Car front runner Shawn Chenoweth recently claimed victory at Sauble Speedway’s ‘Dash for Cash Invitational’. We had the chance to catch up with ‘The Mastodon’ post-race and asked about his 2014 season, the progress of his London Recreational Racing-backed Thunder Car program, his re-entry into Super Late Model competition and more. Click here for the interview and follow Shawn on Twitter @Chenoweth89C.
13-year old Mini Stock division sophomore Jake Watson (above, by Debbie-Jo Zardo) has continued his rapid improvement in Sunset Speedway’s perennially talented entry-level division this season. ‘The Derringer’ recently notched a pair of top-10 finishes in August long weekend competition and we spoke with him post-race about his relationship with Crew Chief/Father Wade Watson, his improving car control and his place in the Sunset Mini Stock division. Click here for the video interview and follow ‘The Derringer’ on Twitter @JakertWatson.
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