July 4th was a significant day for not only the Americans celebrating Independence Day, but for Bronson Butcher Motorsport, as Bronson touched down in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, from his home town of Holbrook, Australia (population 1400).
Greeted by 39 degree weather, the recently turned 19 year old made his 6th visit to the US, this time with a 3 year visa and no return ticket. The process to get here after finishing school last November was a protracted one, but with the support of many good people on both sides of the Pacific, and the guidance of E and M Mayock Immigration Attorneys of San Francisco, it was worth the wait as the 3 year visa was a greater term than expected and enables the team to make longer term plans.There is still some red tape to get through as he gets settled in. “Being a non-citizen” Bronson explains “It can be difficult to deal with some departments as they don’t recognize overseas documentation or experience, such as a driver’s license and insurances.”
Bronson has hit the ground running, working with Gallagher Motorsport, who run Spencer Gallagher in the ARCA series and is headed up by TJ Clark, who has been a mentor for Bronson in the US since racing legend cars with his team in Las Vegas on previous visits. ARCA is a major national series which serves as a feeder to the Nascar category, and the team has had a major step up mid season with Spencer piloting the #23 to 3 top 10’s in the previous 3 outings. “I went with the team to Chicago this weekend and Spencer was looking good for a top 5 before engine problems brought about an early exit.”
“In the coming months I’ll be looking at getting some seat time in a late model stock car with the team, however sponsorship must still be secured before I am able to race” Bronson said. “We are also looking forward to establishing a few other cool ideas in the near future.”
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