ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 28, 2017) – Following a strong run in which he was as high as third position, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would enjoy an impressive return to stock car racing during yesterday’s ARCA Racing Series Road America 100. While his 14th-place finish failed to represent what was a consistent top-five run, the road course specialist will be well suited to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return, competing in this Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the famed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
“It was great to get back acquainted with it all,” stated Wong. “It’s an overused phrase, but we ‘shook the rust off’ and proved we had a lot of speed at Road America, and we were literally just a few corners short of a top-five. Everyone at MDM Motorsport put together a great package, and I’m sure the quality of the Truck series program will be just as strong. Keeping our focus on ‘the big one’ next weekend, I couldn’t be more excited. We’ve shown promise there in the past, but this weekend stands to be really competitive for us. Everyone at World Stage Racing has worked really hard on developing a program to get us there, and we’ll head in to the weekend with a lot of confidence.”
Starting in the top-10, the Southern California native would enjoy a strong opening to the race, wasting little time to advance, placing himself as high as third in the opening half. Serving as the lone road-course race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Wong’s experience as a sportscar driver and road course specialist suited him well throughout the event. Following a late-race caution, the race would end under a one-lap shootout, with chaos at the front of the field placing Brian in fourth with only seven corners remaining. Unfortunately, heading in to the notorious, heavy-braking Turn Five, Brian was slammed in to by a competitor, ultimately demoting him to 14th place for the finish.
Serving as a re-acquaintance race, Wong’s real test will come during this weekend’s events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known to the racing community as “Mosport.” A fast, classic circuit with sweeping turns and large elevation changes, the layout of the Canadian circuit is unlike any other on the continent, and one that will hopefully play in to Wong’s experience. In 2015, the Californian made his series debut at the same circuit, and has also competed on multiple occasions in the former American Le Mans Series.
The effort will once again be made possible by long-time supporter World Stage Racing, who will re-join efforts with North Carolina-based MDM Motorsports for the weekend. World Stage Racing plays a unique role in Wong’s career, using him as a testament to their efforts to engage motorsport with a digitally engaged, millennial audience, with a particular emphasis on Chinese and American businesses.
Official practice begins this Friday, September 1, with the race taking place on Sunday, September 3. Live television coverage will begin at 2:30PM ET, available on FOX Sports 1.