Cameron Ferré and Paton Racing are back together for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this weekend at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
After some sponsor issues to start the year, the team postponed their NHRA Top Fuel debut, but Ferré and Paton Racing are back and will hit the track this weekend in Charlotte, looking to keep last year’s magic alive.
“I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back in this car,” said Ferré. “I feel the team and I have some unfinished business to attend to, and we're ready to start this weekend. This is a great competitive operation, and we felt it was best to come out and show a few people and companies what we have to offer instead of convincing them in a boardroom meeting. We are using the weekend’s race as our sales pitch. We want to show what a great value this team is within the NHRA in hopes of staying out here on a more regular basis.”
While Paton and Ferré looked for new sponsorship opportunities to continue racing together, Ferré wasn’t idle. He stayed sharp behind the wheel by driving the Haddock Racing dragster in Las Vegas and Houston.
“Terry called me before Vegas and asked if I would help him get his new car dialed in for some leasing opportunities,” said Ferré. “I jumped at the chance. Terry is a great guy and one of the first people in the fuel ranks that gave me a chance a few years ago, so I am always willing to help him and his team.”
This weekend, the Paton team acquired a handful of associate funding for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, including Fast Eddie Speed Wear, 3FP Sensors, JBS Equipment, Performance Ventures brand; Skinny Fix, Smokies Garage, Performance Data Systems, Market Equipment Repair, ARP, Ultimate Design, and Brico Industries.
“It’s a group effort this weekend from many companies that believe in us and want to help us gain the traction to keep this deal alive, and we can’t thank them enough,” said Todd Paton, co-owner of Paton Racing. “You don’t win and promote brands sitting at the shop, and our current partners understand that. They want to see us succeed. We are excited to thank them by putting up some solid numbers with our new six-disc clutch program and go some rounds.”