Oregon’s Kersey Ferrando impresses in Stock Car qualifier 

Kersey Ferrando
Kersey Ferrando comes to Boone Speedway looking to make the Big Dance for Stock Cars at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)

By Ben Deatherage

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Stayton, Ore., racer Kersey Ferrando is looking to put her IMCA Sunoco Stock Car in the Big Dance at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

She had an impressive run on Thursday night in her qualifier, where she finished sixth.

“The first day, I struggled really bad,” said the Lady Eagle driver. “The car was super tight and I couldn’t get it to turn at all, so I was pretty upset and defeated.”   

“We made a lot of changes and yesterday went a lot better,” she continued. “If it wasn’t for a couple of cautions, we could have made it into the dance last night.”

Kersey’s best run of the year was a third-place finish at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Her husband Grey is also competing at Boone this week but in the Modified division.

“I haven’t raced that much this year. Our daughter plays a lot of softball, so I’ve only done about 10 races,” she said, “but it’s been fun. I’ve got to race a little bit at home, in Iowa and Arizona.”