Brandt Graham is Ready for a Peterborough Speedway Homecoming
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Today's new generation of racing talent can develop their skills through a variety of different methods. Orono, Ontario teenager Brandt Graham practiced his craft in a Mini Stock at Peterborough Speedway before making his debut in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series at the start of the 2015 season.
Even though he'll be returning to high school in another month, the 17 year old driver of the #14 Dodge – who is one of the leading contenders for the tour's rookie of the year award – says he's having a great time visiting some different race tracks and making some new friends along the way.
"We've had some ups and downs, but overall it's been a great season so far," said the talented youngster. "This car is bigger, heavier and faster than anything I've driven before, but the learning curve hasn't been too steep. I'm fortunate to have a very supportive team of family and friends to help me along the way. That has helped me keep everything in perspective."
In a season plagued by inclement weather, Brandt Graham currently sits 6th in the overall Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series standings, with a season best 5th place finish in 4 starts. This weekend, the second generation speedster will tackle some familiar turf when the tour stops at Peterborough Speedway – Saturday, August 8th – for the Breast Cancer Society 100. Graham says he's looking forward to making a half hour trek to the track for an event.
"Many of the races we run are at least a couple of hours away, so it's great to have a show that's so close to our home base," said the driver. "It'll be a great opportunity to have some of my friends and sponsors be able to make the trip and see me race."
Graham Racing is sponsored by Arcade Pools, Full Circle Automation Inc., J&M Restoration and Collision, Autocare, Hot Rod Swag and Squirrel Head Music. Paint scheme and design work for the team's 2015 efforts are by Mayhew Graphics, with team media and public relations by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Fans can follow the team on the track and behind the scenes throughout the season by liking the 'Graham Racing' page at www.facebook.com.
Photo attachment: Stephanie Schwemler, Johnathan Schwemler Racecars
Brandt Graham will be looking for a home field advantage when the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series heads to Peterborough Speedway for the Breast Cancer Society 100 Saturday, August 8th.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media