Following a solid rookie season that saw him finish in the top 20 in points, Chandler Bos is excited to return to Sunset Speedway this season in hopes of more success.
“Going into this year, I think we’re going to do a lot better now we have a two-car team,” Bos commented as he will drive the No. 22 Pontiac Sunfire SS, while Bob Phinnemore drives the No. 1 Pontiac Sunfire SS. “There’s a lot more people on board trying to help me and our team out, so it should be better.”
Bos started the year near the back half of the field, though improved throughout the year with stronger finishes in the second half of the season.
“We did well,” he said. “It was pretty good for a rookie season and learning how to drive a couple days prior to the first race. It was fun.”
The teenager says the biggest thing that he learned throughout the year was how to get a better restart.
“I was really bad on restarts,” he commented. “I would leave like an acre between me and the guy ahead of me, and I always looked in my rearview mirror and the guy would be right on top of me. I always thought to myself that I need to get closer.”
Now with experience under his belt, the driver of the No. 22 Mac Lang Sunridge-Orillia, Tarpin.com, Speedy Auto Machine, Canadian Equipment Outfitters, Promo Sports Depot and Signs of Innovation Sunfire SS enters the season with high hopes on his side. One of the differences, though, is Sunset Speedway is now a NASCAR sanctioned track, and will host the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville on June 20th. While Bos says it’s something that “jumped up on us quickly”, he is excited.
“I think having a NASCAR race at Sunset will be good for the fans because they’ll come to the NASCAR race and say, ‘Man, the track looks like a good track. Let’s go to a normal night and see what they have and hopefully they come back again’,” he shared.
Beyond running the full schedule at Sunset Speedway, Bois says that he plans to make the trek up to Sauble Speedway and give the track a try.
“Last year, I really wanted to go to Sauble and really wanted to try it, but then I let my grandpa race it,” he shared. “Now he said that I can race Sauble so I’ll try it once or twice and see how it goes. “