GMS Racing officials announced the creation of the GMS Racing Driver Development program, aimed at providing opportunities for drivers to progress from local to national level racing.
GMS Racing fields four entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a part-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entry and also partners with Mitchell Coble Racing to field dirt late model and modified entries at local tracks throughout the year.
“This is a great opportunity not only for GMS Racing to grow our program, but for young drivers to get an chance to experience racing at different levels,” said Mike Beam, GMS Racing Director of Competition. “We want to allow more drivers to test their talent and to give them a way to show how far they could take a team if they were given a chance to move up. Hickory is a great place to get the word out. It’s always been home to me. I grew up watching races and had a chance to win a few as a crew chief there. I won my last race there 30 years ago so it will be cool to get back there with Kyle and GMS Racing.”
On Saturday, September 3, Washington, N.J., native Kyle Mansch will pilot the No. 23 GMS Racing Driver Development Chevrolet Limited Late Model entry at Hickory Motor Speedway in the 40th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial.
“I am really proud to represent the GMS Racing Driver Development program this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway,” said Mansch. “GMS Racing is such a great organization and to have the opportunity to get the word out about the program is awesome.”
At 30 years old, Mansch has accumulated 20 wins in the Limited Late Model Series throughout a 12-year career. Many of his wins, including his most recent in 2015, came at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.
More information on the GMS Racing Driver Development program and potential opportunities for the 2017 season will be available at a later date.
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