Cameron Hayley hoping to be hometown hero in Canada
Coming off a tough night in the hills of Tennessee, at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) last week, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley, is ready to set his sights on familiar territory - his native Canada, and road course racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, site of Sunday's NCWTS 250.
Making his NCWTS debut on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course in 2014, Hayley qualified 10th and finished 11th, following the 67-lap event. Since making his debut, north of the border, one year ago, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native has made 17 starts in NASCAR's third-tier division, amassing three top-five and nine top-10 finishes. In fact, in his first full-time season in 2015, Hayley is currently sixth in the NCWTS driver point standings, and third in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings with only nine races remaining on the 23-race NCWTS schedule.
As one of only three tracks on the 2015 NCWTS schedule that the ThorSport Racing driver has experience at, Hayley is looking to capitalize on last year's run at CTMP, and his NCWTS experience to date, to capture his first series win in front of his hometown crowd on Sunday.
Sounding off - Cameron Hayley:
"Not only is this a track I've been to before, it's also in my home country. I just hope that I will have a good run for all of my Canadian fans. We've done really well at tracks that I've been to in the past this year, already. I've been to Sonoma a couple times and that place was really difficult. You look at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and think, 'it can't be as difficult as Sonoma,' but it's a very fast race track, and fast race tracks are not forgiving. It takes a lot of finesse and a lot of guts to go out there and get it done. We are bringing a really good truck, so I think this will be another good race for us to go out and get a solid top-five, if not a win."
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