BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (September 5, 2017) – While the standings will show World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong as 12th following Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, a consistent top-10 performance in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return demonstrated the potential of the program, maligned by a series of non-stop incidents with a largely rookie field which has become inherent in the series.
“Overall I think we should be satisfied with our run, even if the racing out there was pretty insane” stated Wong. “Everyone at MDM Motorsports put together an excellent Truck, and we had the strategy that put us in real contention. This series is tough, as not only is there a high level of talent, but with the majority of drivers being young rookies with fast machines that can take a lot of contact, the format lends itself to really rough driving. It only takes one hit from behind to send you back, but we gave it our all. It wasn’t the type of race I expected, to be honest, as the level of avoidable contact was really high, but I’m proud of the effort, and I think we demonstrated our potential to run even stronger.”
ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 28, 2017) – Following a strong run in which he was as high as third position, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would enjoy an impressive return to stock car racing during yesterday’s ARCA Racing Series Road America 100. While his 14th-place finish failed to represent what was a consistent top-five run, the road course specialist will be well suited to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return, competing in this Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the famed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
“It was great to get back acquainted with it all,” stated Wong. “It’s an overused phrase, but we ‘shook the rust off’ and proved we had a lot of speed at Road America, and we were literally just a few corners short of a top-five. Everyone at MDM Motorsport put together a great package, and I’m sure the quality of the Truck series program will be just as strong. Keeping our focus on ‘the big one’ next weekend, I couldn’t be more excited. We’ve shown promise there in the past, but this weekend stands to be really competitive for us. Everyone at World Stage Racing has worked really hard on developing a program to get us there, and we’ll head in to the weekend with a lot of confidence.”
Starting in the top-10, the Southern California native would enjoy a strong opening to the race, wasting little time to advance, placing himself as high as third in the opening half. Serving as the lone road-course race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Wong’s experience as a sportscar driver and road course specialist suited him well throughout the event. Following a late-race caution, the race would end under a one-lap shootout, with chaos at the front of the field placing Brian in fourth with only seven corners remaining. Unfortunately, heading in to the notorious, heavy-braking Turn Five, Brian was slammed in to by a competitor, ultimately demoting him to 14th place for the finish.