HAWKESTONE, ON – After fashioning a dramatic late-season push to capture his first career Sunset Speedway championship in 2017, ‘Cast Iron’ Cameron McGlashan is ready to return to action in the perennially competitive Mini Stock division – beginning with Sunset’s season opener on April 28th.
“We need to come out of the gate strong,” outlines the personable standout. “We scored a runner-up finish on opening night last year and it set the tone for the whole season. It tells your team – and the rest of the division – that you have a program that can run with the big dogs. That’s what we’ve been in the shop working for all Winter.”
However, despite entering this Saturday as the reigning and defending track champion, McGlashan insists his focus for the 2018 does not revolve around a bid for a second title.
“I don’t feel any pressure whatsoever to repeat as champion,” shrugs the first-generation racer. “We came out last year and proved that we could build a car that could run up front, beat the best guys in the province and win the championship. As far as I’m concerned, I have nothing left to accomplish on a week-to-week level.”
But, just because he isn’t fashioning another run towards a championship, don’t expect McGlashan to enter Round 1 of the season with anything less than his best.
“We’ve never been as prepared for opening night as we are this year,” says the multi-time feature winner. “The first night of the year is always one of the best opportunities to make a statement and that’s what we’re intending to do.”
“We’re real excited to just take things one race at a time. We aren’t worrying about points this year – so we’re just looking to get to victory lane every time we get this car off the trailer.”