With 11 top-five’s including a trip to victory lane, it’s no secret that Cameron McGlashan put together an incredible 2022 Sunset Speedway Mini Stock season.
“What a wild year,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “I’ll sadly remember last year as what could of been.”
With all the success he had, the championship came down to a single night – September 4 – when he was unable to take the green flag for the feature due to mechanical issues on his No. 83 Mustang. It’s why he says he will be entering next season very hungry as “winning is very addicting especially since this year was my first feature win since 2017.”
Despite the adversity, though, he still completed the year with a smile thanks to a runner-up points finish and average finish of 3.833, but also watching his girlfriend’s success. Aundrea Lusk’s first career Bone Stock victory on July 2 was ultimately McGlashan’s favourite moment of 2022. Her season was filled with success in her own right, thanks to two more victories for 13 top-five’s on the year.
There are hopes to watch the pair return to the Innisfil, Ontario oval in 2023 and chase success once again, but McGlashan admits he has not finalized his plans yet, except for hoping to run as much as possible. He added, “If I can line up enough sponsorship, I’d like to run the whole Sunset schedule again.” For now, the hours are being put in to get ready for whatever lies ahead in knowing their program can be even stronger.
“There’s lots we can do better for next year and we’re already working hard on it,” he commented. “Most years we don’t start working on the cars till April, but this year, we’ve had the cars in since early December. So hopefully the work this winter will equal more speed next year.”
For McGlashan, it was a natural fit seeing him get behind the wheel as he has been a fan of the sport his entire life, attending races with his father. He notes, “Racing is like a drug; once you start, it becomes a way of life – you just can’t leave it.”
Since then, he has been able to find feature victory lane, score a couple championships, and made a Super Stock start at Fall Velocity. With everything he has done, his advice to the rookies out there is simple.
“Don’t be afraid to ask others for help.”