After a long summer, working with some of NASCAR’s next prospects in the GMS Racing Driver Development program, Bronson was more than ready to get back behind the wheel of his #21 Chevrolet.
The stage was set for the CARS Tour season finale at South Boston Speedway, and despite not competing for the championship himself in 2019, Butcher had been in attendance for the entire season as Crew Chief of the #21 Chevy for GMS Racing.
Despite being an unfamiliar track for the Australian, he took no time in getting adjusted, in fact he took a liking to the track very early on, consistently finding himself in the top 3 throughout practice. “So far so good, this track is a lot different to what I’m used to, very smooth and a lot more grip but I’m enjoying it, I feel I’m able to drive our GMS Racing Chevy pretty hard and not have to worry about tire fall off.” it
Qualifying 5th did not seem to concern Butcher too much. Once the green flag dropped for the 125 lap feature, Bronson quickly found himself in the top 3 and hot on the heels of the 2 leaders. As the laps dwindled down, the positions remained the same, despite some valiant efforts by Butcher to maneuver into the 2nd position. “I feel the 3 of us were just riding, saving our stuff for the end of the race, but when it came time to go it was just tough to pass, Tate and myself were just easily matched and we raced hard but I’ll take 3rd, it was a good day for us.”