FUQUAY VARINA, NC – Cameron Murray had a successful 2018 season in only his second full season racing Bandoleros and is now looking ahead to more success in Bandoleros and Legends competition in 2019.
Murray, 14, from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, finished seventh in national points in 2018. In the Bandolero, he raced at seven different tracks and won 15 races during his 48-race season. Murray also won championships at East Carolina Motor Speedway and Wake County Speedway.
“This past year went pretty good,” Murray said. “We had a great year. We had some ups and downs. We took on some new teams and had a whole lot more success with the different teams we’ve chosen. We won quite a bit and were pretty good with that. It was just a good year with two championships and all our wins and top-fives. Hope to get some more next year along with a few more wins and have another good year.”
Along with running in a Bandolero, Murray also raced in his Legend Car, running 10 races at six different tracks – racing against some of the best drivers in Legends competition.
“We went to Carteret County our first time and finished sixth in a Legend which is pretty good with a big field,” Murray stated. “Our second race, we finished 11th out of 20 cars, that was really good. We also went to Coastal Plains Raceway Park this year and got our first podium in a Legend there. We also ran at Wake County Speedway twice and raced at Southern National Motorsports Park. We learned a lot at each of those tracks.”
Murray has teamed up with Dillon Spain Motorsports and Tretow Racing for 2019 and is looking forward to having success in both Legends and Bandoleros competition. Murray will run in the Bandolero full-time for one more season and will race in Legends on a limited schedule, which will include the Legends Asphalt Nationals, in preparation for a full season of Legends racing in 2020.
“We’d like to travel a whole lot more with the Bandolero and get some more experience, same with the Legend,” Murray explained. “We hope to have more races with the Legend this year at our home tracks and hopefully get a few wins out of that. We’d also like to perhaps try to race in the Legends Nationals later in the year. We’ll be with Dillon Spain and Tretow Racing and look forward to having a great year with them.”
Olivia Murray, Cameron’s younger sister, will be making her Bandolero debut in January 2019 and Cameron looks forward to helping her out along the way.
Cameron Murray is supported by Detroit Speed, Mothers Car Wax & Polish, and CAMCO Landscapes, LLC.