Phoenix, Ariz., driver Brandon Esparza makes more than his Super Nationals debut during Tuesday’s Sport Compact program at Boone.
He’ll be racing for the first time in any class.
Buddy and IMCA Modified driver John Parmeley built the car for Esparza, who was on the crew that came to Super Nationals last year.
“I told him I was jealous and wanted to race, too,” Esparza said. “John built this car a couple months ago and when we picked it up I was thinking it was for someone else. Then John told me it was mine for Boone.”
He’d practiced at ET Motorsports Park in his home state before getting in Sunday and Monday hot laps at Boone.
“This is an inexpensive class to get started in. It’s been a fun experience,” said Esparza, particularly encouraged by his second hot lap outing. “I realize I’m a long shot but I want to have fun.”
He’s already given thought to selling this car and applying the proceeds to an IMCA Hobby Stock next season.