In an effort to get more youngsters racing, Full Throttle Motor Speedway introduced the Kid Stock class at their track on a weekly basis. With young drivers behind the wheel of mini stocks, it proved to be successful with a lot of emerging stars. One of those was Brian Wilson Jr.
“My thoughts on the season – it was awesome,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “I had a lot of ups and downs, and that was a critical learning experience for me.”
Through the year, he was able to capture seven victories and 27 top-five finishes. Although a first trip to victory lane is always sweet, he notes the sixth win of the season in August was his favorite.
“It had been so long since I won a race, and when I won that race, I was just so happy,” he commented.
While it was a successful season statistic wise for Wilson, it was also a great inaugural year for the track with five different feature winners.
“The kid stock competition level is just very high,” he said. “When you’ve got a bunch of drivers around your age all racing each other, and you all want to win, it’s crazy what we will do. So it gets really exciting.”
With a year under his belt, Wilson Jr. will be back behind the wheel in 2020, with the possibility of adding Grand Bend to the list of tracks he has experience at.
“It’s going to be a wild one,” he commented. “We said that we might not be able to get to Grand Bend, but we’re going to try and get there. But I expect good things for 2020.”
For those rookies who are hoping to join the fray of drivers in the years moving forward, Wilson Jr. says, “just try your best, don’t get desperate, and stay in your lane.”