After following different directions a year ago, the pair will open the new season sharing the weekly stage at Brighton Speedway. 45-year-old Craig Graham will compete in his second year with the track’s Pro Late Model division, looking to improve on last season’s top 15-point finish. 19-year-old Brandt Graham – fresh from the second of his back-to-back championships on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series tour – has his sights set on the rookie of the year honours in the 1/3-mile clay oval’s Canadian Modified class. Craig Graham says it will be good to have both cars at the same track once again.
“Our original thinking had Brandt running some of the higher-paying provincial Limited Late Model asphalt events, but the deal to purchase the open-wheeled machine was too good to pass up,” Craig Graham said. “That’s still an option, depending on how the weekly program at Brighton and his work schedules line-up, but as of now crew chief Marten Rottine and the crew are working hard at getting a pair of dirt cars prepared for the season opener.”
Graham Racing has become the benchmark that other teams can shoot for when it comes to making sure their cars are equipped for battle. At the shop, behind the scenes and at the race track, the effort never stops as changes are made and adjustments performed to keep up with varying track conditions.
Family, fans and friends can follow the team throughout the season by visiting www.graham98racing.com. The team is also very active on social media, with updates available by liking the Graham Racing page on www.facebook.com or following @Graham_Racing on Twitter.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media