Carson Ferguson quickly established himself as a front-runner in the FASTRAK Racing Series. The teenager continues his season this weekend at Volunteer Speedway (TN), looking to continue a string of strong runs in 2019.
Ferguson started the FASTRAK season with a fourth-place finish at Toccoa Raceway (GA).
“I definitely want to keep it going. We’re going to try to run all the races, but you always run the chance of blowing a motor or getting in a big wreck. If something like that happened, we may miss a race. I’m hoping to keep the streak alive. The races we’ve finished this year, we’ve been in the top five.
Ferguson made his first trip to the Bulls Gap bullring last weekend, competing in Volunteer Speedway’s weekly racing program.
“We went there for the first time this weekend, and I’m excited to get back there with the tour,” Ferguson said on Speed51’s ‘Morning Bullring.’ “I never even saw the track before this weekend, so it was definitely cool to see the high banks. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
While the weekend of research before this Saturday’s FASTRAK event could have gone better, he still has high hopes for the $3,000-to-win feature.
“We had the wrong tire on for practice and qualifying, and in the feature we had a right-front shock break getting into turn one,” said Ferguson. “We didn’t really learn a lot, but we have notes on what to start with.
“I think we’re going to be good,” added Ferguson. “We’re going to try to run for the FASTRAK points. We’ll try to get a good finish and, as always, go for the win.”
With the FASTRAK Racing Series, there are always plenty of battles between hometown Dirt Late Model racers looking to defend their turf against the touring stars. Ferguson knows Volunteer will be no different this weekend.
“You’re always going to have the really good guys show up,” said Ferguson. “Even the series locals, Volunteer’s locals always run up front at the tracks we go to, the locals in general run up front anywhere we go to.”
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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