Summerland race car driver seeks sponsorship

Sarah Cornett-Ching is looking for sponsors for the NASCAR series.

Sarah Cornett-Ching, who took a fourth-place finish at Prince George on the weekend, is looking for sponsors for  the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Races in July.

She and her team left Penticton Thursday night for the eight-hour drive to Prince George. After arriving Friday morning, the first stop was PGARA Speedway for an interview with local Prince George television station CKPG.

Cornett-Ching then went to Prince George Motors for the rest of the day, where she displayed her car, talked with race fans and signed autographs.

On Saturday, Cornett-Ching and her team arrived at PGARA Speedway under sunny skies, and began practice for the OK Tire ARCA West Series event later in the day.

Making only her second start at the track, she was looking for as much seat time as possible to find her rhythm, and before long she was turning some competitive lap times.  As expected, rain began to fall, delaying the start of the race.  Qualifying had been cancelled, and the lineup was set by points, putting Sarah up front to start the race.  The race started single file as the outside groove remained a little wet. At the drop of the green flag, the second place car pushed her up the track into the wet outside groove, causing her to lose track position. She fell back in line in 10th place, and fought her way back. Knowing that more rain was expected, she got up on the wheel, and was soon back into the top five. After moving into fourth, she began to close in on the third place car.  Sarah battled for the third spot, and almost had the position before the rain returned.

“For this being only our second time here at this track, we are really pleased with that finish”, says Cornett-Ching after the race.  “I couldn’t be happier with our run in Prince George, we came home with no marks on the car and had a great top five finish as well. I can’t wait for Quesnel on July 21, I think we’ve got a car that can go to the front”.

With three weeks now before the next ARCA West Series race at Gold Pan Speedway in Quesnel, BC, Cornett-Ching will now shift her attention to finding marketing partners for the upcoming NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.  She is seeking help to run the events at Motoplex Speedway on July 14, as well as the July 25 event at Auto Clearing Speedway in Saskatchewan.

She made her NASCAR Canadian Tire Series debut last year at Motoplex Speedway, and finished with a 14th place finish, and second of all rookies in the race.

“We had a great time last year running with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, at our home track in Vernon, B.C.”, said Cornett-Ching.

“We are working hard to put together a program to run this race again this year, as well as the race in Saskatchewan a couple weeks later”.

If you are interested in helping Cornett-Ching attend the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races next month, contact her at sarah.cornett-ching@hotmail.com. The races will be televised on TSN.

 

“The support from family, friends, fans and our great marketing partners have been phenomenal, and hopefully we make this step up to the next level with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.” For more information on Cornett-Ching and to follow her racing accomplishments, see sccracing.com or visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sccracing.

 

 

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