(Cameron Bolin in victory for the 20th time in the 2017 season / LN Photo)
CONCORD, NC : Just one week ago Cameron Bolin was still in need of three wins and the INEX Bandolero Outlaws nationals win at Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) to secure his goal for the 2017 season. Fast-forward the calendar by one week and the Sharon, South Carolina driver has officially clinched the top spot for the Bandolero Outlaws National Championship with his season-best 20th feature win on Saturday night at Concord Speedway.
For Bolin, the season got underway 550 miles away at sunny Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida in February. Bolin was able to pick up two early wins and finished no worse than third en route to taking home the INEX Winter Nationals Outlaws title for 2017.
“It gave us a whole lot of confidence racing in Florida when we came back to the Carolinas,” Bolin commented about the Florida success.
The pressure of trying to secure those final wins were closing in on the #67 team over the past few weeks, especially since Bolin had finished second in six consecutive events prior to his trip to Bethel, New York.
“I can sleep a whole lot easier now not having to worry about it [national championship]. It is crazy because last year we only got six wins and we came out this year like a house of fire and just try to do what we do. Whatever we did it worked.”
“It is a whole lot of pressure off of us and we can go out have a little fun now. The pressure of trying to finish good definitely wears on you.”
Now that the point season is officially over for Bolin, the team will turn its focus to more race wins and trying to find more speed in the car as they work to help out younger drivers in their Bandolero careers.
“We are just trying to improve and find more speed the rest of year. We are helping out Logan Clark and Caleb Williams this year, so we are going to do a little R&D for them and hopefully what we do will help make them faster.”
There have been a lot of people who have helped get Cameron to his goal of Outlaws National Champion and now he has a seat reserved for the 2017 INEX banquet at the Speedway Club inside Charlotte Motor Speedway come January.
“I couldn’t be here without the support of Farmers Service Center, CCS of York County, South Carolina, Hi-Way Junkyard, Ronnie T’s Rentals, Scott Falls Trucking, Cleft Palate Foundation, my mom and dad, my grandpa and great-grandma and my whole family. Also thank you to Joe Ryan Osborne Race Cars and Madison Mabry.”