First Win is Exciting for Ferré

Cameron Ferré looked to save his best races for last in 2012 by winning the Super Comp class at the 2012 NHRA Auto Club finals. But it wasn’t the easiest route to victory lane for Ferré. A battle with a virus and time out of the car tested the young driver….

The final three races of the season for Ferré included two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one Lucas Oil Series National and one Lucas Oil Divisional event, concluding with the final race of the season at his home track in Pomona, CA at the 2012 NHRA Auto Club Finals. With the Super Comp title being the only Lucas Oil National Championship not yet finalized coming into the weekend the field was heavily loaded with the nation’s best racers from all seven divisions looking to clinch a prestigious championship of their own.

Unfortunately for Cameron, his season would be cut shorter than expected. About a month before the Las Vegas events, Ferré was diagnosed with a severe case of the highly contagious virus Mononucleosis that contributed to the enlarging of his spleen. Unhappy with the doctor’s conclusion of not being safe to race, Ferré had no choice but to withdrawal from the two Las Vegas events and focus on getting healthy so he would be cleared to race for the final event of the season.

After having to withdrawal from the previous two races the plan for Ferré was to get as much racing in as he could. Unfortunately, with rainy weather moving it cut short qualifying rounds for the sportsman classes. “It was frustrating because I didn’t have much data coming into the race,” said Ferré of his time out of the car. “And only having one qualifying run didn’t leave me much data for first round either, so I just had to go out there and race.”

Up-and-coming racer Cameron Ferré won his first national event at Pomona last month.

Despite the data shortage coming in, Ferré managed to power through seven rounds and tough racing to grab his first national event win and “Wally” at his home track at the 2012 NHRA Auto Club Finals. And the best part was that Pomona is Cameron’s home track and was able to get the win in front of family and friends.

When Cameron saw his win light come on from the seat of his car the only thought in his mind was: “This is the moment I have worked towards my whole life; all the time and hard work put into the sport had finally paid off.” Ferré went on to add, “This win means so much more because everyone who has helped me along the way was able to witness the historic moment and celebrate with me. I have waited my whole life to spray a champagne bottle in the winner’s circle.”

None of this would have been possible if it were not for the help of all of Cameron’s sponsors. He would especially like to thank Ken Kizziar Motorsports,, Ted Snow Motorsports, Brico Industries, Ultimate Design, Woodard Racing Engines, What Youth, LA Trade Tech College, Specialized Coatings, Racepak, Market Equipment Repair, and Westminster Transmission.

Cameron would also like to give a special thanks to his Dad Brian Ferré, Keith Downing, Matt Woodard and Tim Sieger for handling all of the duties with the car, enabling him to do what he does best: drive to victory lane.

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Posted by:   Nick Cobb