ALCONA , ON – Rising star Brandon Passer will return to fulltime Sunset Speedway Super Stock competition in 2018. And, despite turning heads through a number of impressive performances in the late-stages of 2017, Passer knows his family-owned operation has a long way to go.
“We’re excited to get back to work this season because we know we have alot of work to do to get where we want to be,” explains Passer. “The 2017 season did a lot for my confidence but I know there are still a lot of things that I need to work on. I just want to keep one foot in front of the other. As long as we’re a little better when the car goes back in the box at the end of the night – I’ll be happy.”
The third-generation racer rallied to a number of podium finishes at Sunset, and even registered an invitational victory at Sauble Speedway in August, to prove to fellow racers and fans that he has what it takes to be the next big thing in a talent-heavy division.
“I think we may have surprised even ourselves a little last year,” admits the former Mini Stock division racer. “I remember just putting in hours and hours and hours in the shop trying to make sure that everything was as good as it could be. We put a lot into this program last year – and that’s the only reason we had the success that we did. If we had tried to half-ass it, we would still be spinning our wheels.”
And, after impressing through the final two months of the season, Passer made the decision to acquire a new car for what he hopes could be a 2018 Sunset Speedway Championship pursuit.
“Our team figured that if we wanted to get serious about this deal and keep improving, then we would need an upgrade when it came to equipment,” details Passer. “So we went out and got a pretty good piece that we’re confident should throw us right into the mix for this year.”
“I’m not ready to tip our hand just yet and tell people what we’ve gone out and bought – but it’s definitely a car that’s instilled a lot of confidence in us.”
“We’re a long way from being the best in the division – I know that,” adds Passer. “But, everyone has to start somewhere. We want this more than anyone else in the division – I can promise you that. So we’ll just keep our heads down and put the work in until we can say that we belong out there with anyone at any speedway.”