Brandon Whitt comes back home to Cajon Speedway. El Cajon short track full of history for Whitt family and Clean Line Motorsports team. EL CAJON, California (April 1, 2003) - One of the most popular weekend retreats for college students in the...
Brandon Whitt comes back home to Cajon Speedway.
El Cajon short track full of history for Whitt family and Clean Line Motorsports team.
EL CAJON, California (April 1, 2003) - One of the most popular weekend retreats for college students in the United States is San Diego, Calif., with its beaches, warm sun, and mild weather. Brandon Whitt, however, will be spending his downtime from his college engineering courses this weekend fifteen minutes east of the city in front of a hometown crowd at the 3/8ths-mile bullring called Cajon Speedway.
The third-generation racer will be plying his trade against some of NASCAR's best touring drivers when the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series, Elite Division makes its annual stop in El Cajon for the Coors Lite 125 on Saturday, April 5th. Brandon currently stands 13th in Southwest Series points after engine failure cut short a promising run two weeks ago at Mesa Marin Raceway.
Brandon ran well last season at Cajon Speedway, qualifying and finishing in fifth-place in his first Southwest Series event at the track. Clean Line team owner Dan Whitt believes that the trend will continue for Brandon as he pits himself against his always-competitive peers in the Tour.
"We have a lot of confidence in Brandon and our team," he explains. "We have all worked hard to prepare for this season. We had a great result here last year and we would all enjoy another top-five finish in front of our hometown crowd."
The Coors Lite 125 will also be a homecoming of sorts for the young racer, since three generations of Whitts have called El Cajon home. In fact, it was at Cajon Speedway in 1999 where Brandon, his grandfather and NASCAR Grand National veteran Jim Whitt, and his uncle Tobin Whitt all raced on the same night - an event that eventually played a big role in changing young Brandon's career path from open-wheel racing to stock cars.
"I'm very excited about coming back home and racing in front of my friends and family," says Brandon, who moved to Bakersfield in the off-season to be closer to his race shop. "El Cajon is where my family's racing tradition got started. Last year we ran pretty well, and hopefully we can get another top five this weekend."