We would like to introduce our newest member of the SureCan Advocate family, Mod Kids USA Driver Chris Nunes! Take a minute to read his story and how he dreams of driving in the big leagues of NASCAR one day!
I have been racing since I was 4 years old. I just love the personal accomplishment of working hard and due to the hard work, winning. I started off in Motocross and raced Regionally and Nationally until the age of 12. I won many local races, I cannot even tell you how many but I have hundreds of trophies and plaques to prove it. I also won National Titles in Moto Cross including the AMA National title in Arena Cross and the Mammoth and Pala Nationals. I transitioned to Short Course truck racing at the age of 12. Over the past three years I have been racing Modified Karts. My focus was to become the first youth racer to win Championships in both Motocross and Truck racing. I recently accomplished this goal, and I am now looking too move onto becoming a Professional Off-road Truck racer and my long term goal is NASCAR.
With all the years of racing and winning, one of our team’s struggles is that we are just a small “mom and son” team. We race against large teams that are backed with financial support. That kind of support allows the large teams to have multiple mechanics and professional spotters and trainers. We still give these large teams a run for their money often we are finishing ahead of them “on top of the box”.
Over the years of racing, I have watched my mom fill my gas tank millions of times. This is one of her jobs, as we both have responsibilities. She is always overfilling and complaining about her back. She has to lift the gas tank high into the air which tweaks her back. Just recently we started using SureCan gas can….and my mom has been in a much better mood. Her back no longer hurts, which makes the race day run a lot smoother. She has also noticed she no longer over fills the tank. Thanks to SureCan the race is a lot more fun….no matter what happens on the track! What some people don’t know about me….is that I collect salt water fish and ride jet skis. The one thing I love about SureCan, is when I fill my gas tank in my jet ski, no gas spills over into the bay. This is extremely important to me, because I do not want to hurt the fish I love so much! Thank you SureCan for protecting the salt water fish and still allow me to play out in the bay on my jet ski.
We would love to hear your story about how the SureCan has helped make your life a little bit easier. Each month we will feature a new SureCan Story, please submit yours by emailing us at Info@sureCanUSA.com and don't forget to include pictures!