Brandt Graham Returns to the Site of his First Career Sportsman Cup Series WinMonday - August - 2016
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
There’s a first time for everything.
Every race car driver will always remember their first career feature event victory. For Orono, Ontario’s Brandt Graham that special moment came at Full Throttle Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 12th of last year. The win earned the youngster his place in Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup history books as the youngest winner in series history and helped propel him to a 4th place finish in the final point standings and the rookie of the year award.
When the tour returns to the Durham, Ontario oval Saturday, August 27th, Graham will be carrying a 3 race win streak and the series point lead into the fray. The 18 year-old second generation speedster says he’ll approach the event the same way he has every other show.
“Whether at home in the shop or on the road at the race track, we’ve always been a well-prepared team, but once the green flag flies its just another race on the schedule,” said Graham. “Our current win streak has been fun and great reward for the hard work by our team. Every track is different and there’s no way to predict the outcome of any race. We’ll just do our homework, prepare the car for the show and hope for the best results possible.”
Even though it seems like things just got rolling a couple of weeks ago, the season is winding-down and there is just a pair of events remaining on the schedule. No matter what happens during the return to Full Throttle Motor Speedway or next month’s 2016 finale at Flamboro, Brandt Graham says he couldn’t be happier with the way his sophomore season on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series has progressed.
“We’ve had some excellent runs throughout the year and to have 6th be our worst finish of the season is quite an accomplishment for what is essentially a young team,” admitted the driver, who’ll be starting studies in the Trades Fundamentals Program at Durham College in September. “I’ve been very fortunate to have a number of family, friends and fans support what we’re trying to do. When I first started out in the sport, I was told that racing is supposed to be fun and everyone on our team is having a fantastic time.”
Brandt Graham’s Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series team is proudly supported by Full Circle Automation, Arcade Pools, J & M Restoration, Auto Care, Hot Rod Swag and Squirrel Head Music. Graham Racing would also like to thank DJD Graphics and Mayhew Graphics for their excellent design work on this year’s car. Media and promotional services are provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
2016 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Schedule:
Saturday, May 14th Flamboro Speedway
Qualified 10th, Finished 6th.
Saturday, May 28th Flamboro Speedway
Qualified 1st, Finished 2nd.
Saturday, June 25th Sauble Speedway
Qualified 3rd, Finished 1st
Saturday, July 16th Sauble Speedway
Time trialed 6th; started 13th, Finished 1st.
Saturday, August 6th Peterborough Speedway
Qualified 1st, Finished 1st.
Saturday, August 27th Full Throttle Motor Speedway
Saturday, September 17th Flamboro Speedway
Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Orono, Ontario’s Brandt Graham is carrying a 3 race winning streak heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series event at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, the scene of his first career series win.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media