ALCONA, ON – Over the last three seasons Brandon Passer has worked his way from upstart to weekly contender to a driver that fans and insiders across the Super Stock division have come to see as a weekly threat in the division.
This Saturday, the third-generation racer will look for the biggest win of his career in the Super Stock portion of Jukasa Motor Speedway’s ‘Prelude to the Nationals’.
“We’ve built up a good thing at Sunset with our Saturday-night deal but we’re definitely ready to branch out more and try to chase down some wins on the road,” says Passer. “Jukasa is ‘the big one’. That’s where everybody wants to win. If this is a video game then Jukasa is the final boss.”
“There’s nowhere else like it,” continues the Alcona, ON native. “The best guys in the province are going to be there on Saturday and it’s up to us as a team to make sure we have something that can come up big against them.”
The multi-time Sunset Speedway feature winner debuted at Jukasa during last August’s ‘Canadian Short Track Nationals’ and hopes to parlay that experience into a head-turning performance this Saturday.
“We figured out what to do and what not to do (last August),” explains ‘The People’s Champ’. “You have to be on your game every corner of every lap. Because, if you lose focus, things can go bad in a hurry.”
“If you try and force something – or make a move that you have no business making – then you’re going to be pulling out your credit card real quick. We’re flying around that place. You’re going so fast that you can get caught up in a mess before you even realize what’s happening.”
When asked his opinion on what a Jukasa triumph would do for his short track career.
“I saw what a win at Jukasa did for guys last season,” says Passer. “It makes your reputation. A win there can change the way people look at you. It legitimizes your program – no matter who you are.”
“My Dad and Uncle both raced there when I was a kid and I grew up hearing all the stories. The good nights and the bad ones. Our family’s been going there a long time.”
“I’m excited knowing that we’re headed there with a car and a setup package that we know can put us in the battle for a win,” adds Passer. “A lot has to go right for you to win there – but I’m ready to do my part.”